Old Friends Club
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dementia Care (including Alzheimer’s Disease)
Overview of VA research on
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Dementia Resource Guide
Finding Help for Veterans with Dementia
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care for Veterans
Receiving aid with daily tasks can make a significant improvement in the quality of life for seniors. For those who served the country bravely, the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Pension program is available to help make this level of improvement a little more attainable. Eligible vets and their surviving spouses can qualify should they need aid in various activities for daily living (also known as ADLs). These tasks could include rudimentary functions like dressing, bathing, eating, transportation for errands and appointments, and medication management, although it should be noted that eligible applicants don’t need to require aid with everything in order to qualify. A&A recipients can also utilize these funds to help pay for costs associated with home care, skilled nursing home care, or assisted living.
Honor Flight Network is a national nonprofit organization comprised of independent hubs working together to achieve the Honor Flight mission. In furtherance of this common goal, we have the enormous privilege of showing our nation’s veterans the appreciation and honor they deserve.
Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, remember the fallen, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. Honored veterans always travel free of charge, thanks to generous donations to our organization.
Honor Flight Network currently honors those who served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and veterans of any service era who are critically ill.
Veterans Against Alzheimer’s
VeteransAgainstAlzheimer’s is a national network of veterans and their families, military leaders, veterans service organizations, researchers, and clinicians focused on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease as an urgent health issue for veterans.
Unique risk factors for Alzheimer’s as a direct result of their service challenge veterans of all ages. Factors range from service-related injuries such as traumatic brain injury to conditions such as post-traumatic stress and depression.
Our mission is to shine a light on this urgent issue and demand strengthened initiatives and investments to meet the needs of veterans with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their caregivers, and their families.
A Caregiver's Story: The Struggle to Link Dementia to Military Service
Combatting Dementia Among Veterans
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Increased risk of PTSD and TBI make memory screenings even more important for vets.
Military service is a significant commitment, and we should always honor and appreciate the men and women who served in the American armed forces. Clearly though, it’s not without its share of personal risks. Among them, veterans may have an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well traumatic brain injury (TBI) which may contribute to memory impairments and can increase dementia risk.