A Guide to Caring for a
Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease
We have put together one of the most comprehensive guides on what you should know when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Input from our diverse membership shapes everything we do as an organization.
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services helps to prevent or stop harm from occurring to vulnerable adults. Alaska law requires that protective services not interfere with the elderly or disabled adults who are capable of caring for themselves.
Aging and Disability
Alaska's ADRCs connect seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers with long-term services and supports of their choice. The ADRC network serves Alaskans statewide, regardless of age or income level, through regional sites.
Alaskans helping Alaskans get more out of their Medicare.
Alzheimer's and Dementia:
Financial and Legal Planning
Just as our bodies change as we age, so do our brains. For some, change takes the form of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Guide to Online Pharmacies
Online pharmacies eliminate the need to leave your home to refill prescriptions to get quality medications. Use our guide to research the best online pharmacies for you.
Home Modification Information
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources.
Guide to Finding
Credible Medical Care Advice
To arm yourself with the knowledge you need to lead a healthy lifestyle, you have to ensure any education materials you reference are from a trusted, reliable source.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Federal and State law authorize the Ombudsman to identify, investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, seniors in long term care facilities. State law also authorizes the Ombudsman to resolve problems relating to the “residential circumstances” of seniors who live in their own homes.
Making Your Home
11 Home modification tips for a more wheelchair-friendly space.
Moving for Seniors &
People with Disabilities
Moving and relocating your home can be one of the most stressful life experiences you’ll face. Moving can bring logistical challenges, the financial burden of unexpected costs, and sentimental sadness associated with saying goodbye the place you’ve called home for years.
NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs. NeedyMeds educates and empowers those seeking affordable healthcare.
Resources for the Aging LGBTQ+ Community:
Healthcare, Financial Planning, & Long Term-Care
In the United States, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community is large; in fact, this group makes up approximately 4.5% of the country’s total population. Despite their size and prevalence, the LGBTQ+ community still experiences myriad hurdles and challenges, especially when it comes to healthcare.
While there is a lot of information about senior living facilities across the web, it’s often hard to find reliable information that contains a full picture of all senior living options in a given city or state. In 2016, SeniorGuidance.org was created in order to help older adults, their caregivers and their loved ones find reliable, trustworthy and accurate information about senior living.
The Senior Voice
Established in 1978, Senior Voice is published monthly by Older Persons Action Group, Inc., advocating statewide for Alaskans age 50 and older.