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Supporting and fostering quality of life for those living with dementia

Faith Communities

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 …

Managing Older Patients with Cognitive Impairment

Ideally, a team approach integrating the services of physicians, nurses, other healthcare profession…

How is Alzheimer's diagnosed?

Doctors use several methods and tools to help determine whether a person who is having memory proble…