Caregiver Resources Guide
Support Groups & Education Opportunities
Click here for Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network’s calendar of educational events.
Use the links below for information about support groups throughout our region.
What is a dementia friendly community?
How can Alabama become a dementia friendly community?
Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments has partnered with Central Alabama Aging Consortium to create a Dementia Friendly Community in North Alabama. The Alabama Department of Senior Services has awarded CAAC a grant to help initiate a dementia friendly community within Montgomery which has been replicated throughout the state. Current programs to help promote dementia friendliness in our region include:
- Dementia Friendly Alabama Facebook Page
- Dementia Friendly Business Training
- Dementia Friendly Training for First Responders
- Dementia Friendly School Education
- Dementia Resource Guide
- Memory Screenings
- Speaking Opportunities
- Virtual Dementia Tours
Virtual Dementia Tours
TARCOG is Virtual Dementia Tour Certified for 2021. The VDT uses patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams®, with which TARCOG parters. During a Virtual Dementia Tour experience, trained facilitators guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The Tour enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face, and use the experience to provide better person-centered care.
If you are interested in scheduling a Virtual Dementia Tour for your group, please contact TARCOG.
Joy For All Pets
JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship, and fun to elder loved ones. These interactive cats and pup are all about an ease-of-care and convenience that pairs with technology for the best possible experience.
If you are interested in receiving a pet for your loved one, please contact TARCOG’s Aging & Disability Resource Center at 256-716-2666.