Other helpful resources

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization dedicated to making life better for people 50 and over.  AARP provides information and resources; engages in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy; assists members in serving their communities; and offers a wide range of benefits, specials products, and services for its members.

AARP NC http://states.aarp.org/category/north-carolina/
AARP SC http://states.aarp.org/category/south-carolina/

SC Access Aging and Disability Information
A searchable database of resources for older adults, people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in SC.
http://scaccess.communityos.org/cms/

Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of healthcare information and assistance in the US for people with Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable healthcare.
www.medicarerights.org

BenefitsCheckUp
Operated by the National Council on Aging, this web-based service identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans in each community.
www.benefitscheckup.org

Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc.
Through outreach, education and research, we support those affected by Lewy body dementias.
www.lbda.org

Alzheimer’s Association
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end
Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
www.alz.org

National Adult Day Association
NADSA advances the national development, recognition and use of adult day services. Adult day services is peace of mind.  Adult day services provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting.
http://www.nadsa.org/

The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
Focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States.
http://www.nafcclinics.org/

NC Association of Free Clinics
www.ncfreeclinics.org

National Elder Law Foundation
The National Elder Law Foundation is the only national organization certifying practitioners of elder and special needs law. NELF’s Certified Elder Law Attorney designation is itself certified by the American Bar Association.
www.nelf.org

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.
www.naela.org

NC Bar Association
www.ncbar.org

SC Bar Association
www.scbar.org

Legal Aid of NC
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove barriers to economic opportunity. We help individuals, families and communities with legal problems affecting basic human needs, such as family, housing, employment and income.
www.legalaidnc.org

Legal Aid of SC
South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of  South Carolina. SCLS is a non-profit corporation, funded by grants from the federally funded Legal Services Corporation,  the South Carolina Bar Foundation, local United Ways, state court filing fees, and other federal, state and local funding.
www.sclegal.org

Brain Facts
Information about the brain and nervous system for the public.
http://www.brainfacts.org/

Shepherd’s Centers of America
A network of interfaith community-based organizations that provide meaning and purpose for adults throughout their mature years.  Shepherd’s Centers all have a commonly understood mission to empower older adults to use their wisdom and skills for the good of their communities.
www.shepherdcenters.org

Online Support Groups
One option for online support.
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/

Family Caregiver Alliance
The first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Programs are offered at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
www.caregiver.org

Caregiver Action Network (fka National Family Caregivers Association)
The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age
http://caregiveraction.org/

Well Spouse Association
Providing peer support and education about the special challenges and unique issues facing “well” spouses every day.