Supporting and fostering quality of lifefor those living with dementia

Faith Communities

Faith-based support for professionals, families, and caregivers


Resources for those living with the disease


Support for professionals, families and caregivers


Making your business dementia-friendly


Building dementia-friendly communities

Our Mission

West Virginia CARES — Coordinated Action, Response, Education and Support — is the nation’s first statewide effort to help families living with dementia. The initiative’s aim is to help organizations and individuals in non-profit, law enforcement, faith, business and other communities learn about dementia so they can assist those with memory loss.

Explore Our Resources

  • 8 Rules for New Caregivers
    Start with a candid conversation. Talk with your parents about how you will be helping them to meet ...
    8 Rules for New Caregivers
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  • Managing Older Patients with Cognitive Impairment
    Ideally, a team approach integrating the services of physicians, nurses, other healthcare profession...
    Managing Older Patients with Cognitive Impairment
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  • How is Alzheimer's diagnosed?
    Doctors use several methods and tools to help determine whether a person who is having memory proble...
    How is Alzheimer's diagnosed?
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