For More Information, Resources and Support
Alzheimer's Association (National Organization)
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disase through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Information is available 24/7 at ww.alz.org or by calling our Helpline at 1.800.272.3900.
The Alzheimer's Association offers caregiver message boards and chat groups as well as other educational and support resources.
National Institute on Aging - Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
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The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center website will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease information and resources from the National Institute on Aging, a part of the National Institutes of Health. In addition to a variety of publications, the NIA - ADEAR website provides links to clinical trials looking for participants.
New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department
The mission of the New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department is to promote the independence and dignity of adults and persons living with disabilities and their families by offering services that support autonomy, health, safety, economic well-being, cultural diversity, community involvement and personal responsibility, thereby enabling them to live on their own terms in their own communities. The NM A & LTSD website contains information and links to a variety of programs offered for residents of New Mexico.
Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program
The Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program is a free legal helpline for people living in New Mexico age 55+, their families and their caregivers. Through the legal helpline, assistance with legal information, legal advice and brief services can be offered. If the problem cannot be resolved through the legal helpline, referrals to the proper state agency or a private attorneys can be provided.
The Helpline can be contacted at 1.800.876.6657 Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm. In Albuquerque call 797.6005.
UNM Memory & Aging Center
The University of New Mexico’s Memory & Aging Center is dedicated to understanding, diagnosing and treating memory loss and dementia through research, education and clinical care. If you or your loved ones are among the 43,000 New Mexicans who have trouble thinking, learning and remembering, get compassionate care at the UNM Memory and Aging Center. You gain access to New Mexico’s top experts in dementia, who provide comprehensive services that can enhance your quality of life. To request an appointment: (505) 272-3160. For inquiries about research studies: (505) 272-3735. Email: UNM-MAC@unm.edu
Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of life. The mission of AARP is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change, and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service.
The AARP website contains information on a variety of topics from legal and financial issues to caregiving, and health topics to Medicare. One does not need to be a member of AARP to access much of the information on the website.