These are trusted resources that I use personally and professionally. These sites and organizations mentioned here, I would personally recommend to friends and family.
https://www.umc.edu/mindcenter/MIND-CENTER-Home-page.html – this is the MIND (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia) Center located at the University of Mississippi Campus. Led by Dr. Thomas Mosley, this group of researchers is currently conducting one of the top longitudinal studies using revolutionary approaches in the area of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research. If you are considering a place to donate funds, I personally would highly recommend this facility. They are actively working towards very viable treatment options using revolutionary brain imaging techniques that will change the way we diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s Disease. I have personally sat down and spoken with Dr. Mosley and toured their research facility, please know this is not a recommendation that I take lightly. I recommend this facility over larger organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association only because when you donate to the MIND Center, you know exactly where your money will be going and what it will be used for, research, equipment to conduct that research, and other collaborative efforts with leading researchers worldwide. If you are looking for an organization to get involved with, this is my top pick.
https://alz.org/ – great resource to find local support groups/organizations. Has a lot of medical and research based information about Alzheimer’s disease and the signs/symptoms, as well as links to scientific journals and support for caregivers.
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers lots of basic health information about Alzhiemer’s and Dementia
https://www.dementia.org/ this is another great site for a catch all of information (research, signs, symptoms, support) focusing more on Dementia
https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm This is the Centers for Disease and Control’s webpage of information and research.
https://naap.info/ The National Association of Activity Professionals is a great site of resources for other Activity Coordinators