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Our team posts useful information and creates conversation between and among people living alone with Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.
Our need for community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to the creation of Living Alone and Connected!
We built this group to improve connections for persons living alone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and suggest sensible solutions they can use to have their best life.
Our Purpose; Best Lives
We hope to provide comfort and a sense of connection that makes a long-lasting difference.
The private group posts carefully reviewed information to help benefit those living with dementia. Living Alone and Connected! offers online community for persons living with dementia.
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Living Alone and Connected! is an online community by and for persons living with dementia.
We gather to share questions, ideas, and find accurate information to support those who live with Alzheimer’s disease (or another dementia) who happen to live in a single person household.
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NADRC The Administration on Aging has created a resource center for several grant funded programs focused in part on persons living alone with dementia, which has issued several reports on these efforts.
[2018 NADRC: Handbook for Helping People Living Alone with Dementia Who Have No Known Support (September 2018) (Word)](https://nadrc.acl.gov/details?search1=157#result)
Uploaded October 17 2018
2018 NADRC: Handbook for Helping People Living Alone with Dementia Who Have No Known Support
The Handbook for Helping People Living Alone with Dementia Who Have No Known Support provides practical guidance as well as tools for helping a person living alone who does not have informal supports, including people with dementia who have a caregiver that cannot provide support. The handbook includes practical strategies for identifying people who are living alone without support, assessing risk, building trust, identifying family and friends willing to help, determining decision-making capacity, options for helping the person maintain their independence, and the basics of guardianship or conservatorship.
2017 NADRC: Guide for Professionals on Practical Strategies for Persons with Dementia Living Alone
The purpose of this guide is to provide practical strategies that can be used to address certain prominent challenges that service providers face when working with individuals with dementia who live alone. The guide is organized by the following six major sections that address different practical challenges of working with individuals with dementia who live alone: Identifying individuals with dementia who live alone, Building trust, Supporting safety and autonomy, Involving family and friends, Coordinating paid providers and formal support services, Assisting with transition to a new setting. The content comes from a literature review to determine the state of the science and current practices implemented with individuals who have dementia and live alone and interviews with subject matter experts who have experience with community programs or services for people with dementia who live alone. These expert interviews informed the strategies addressed in this guide.
2018 NADRC: Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia
Living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias can make it hard to cope with disasters such as severe weather, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other emergencies. The Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia is written to help people living with dementia, their family members, and their caregivers understand what to expect in the event of a disaster and how to prepare for it. The toolkit is made up of seven tip sheets and checklists for persons living with dementia, their families, and others who interact with them, including friends and neighbors. The sections cover the following topics: Planning for a Disaster, Important Contacts, Emergency Supplies Checklist, My Medical Conditions and Care Needs, Disaster Planning Tips for People Living Alone with Dementia, Planning for after a Disaster, and Tips for Communication and Responding to Dementia Symptoms. An individual is able to fill in the Important Contacts and My Medical Conditions and Care Needs sections by using a computer or printing the form out and writing on it.
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