Types of Dementia
Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Fort Wayne: focused on improving the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness through education, support groups, and advocacy.
Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana: dedicated to providing essential information, resources, advocacy and education to help individuals and families better gain access to the prevention, treatment and recovery programs they need to be successful.
Look Up Indiana: a compassionate initiative designed to provide mental health information and reduce the stigma associated with these serious health issues. By connecting those in need with life-saving resources, The Lutheran Foundation desires to deliver community-wide hope and healing. ()
The Carriage House: Working Together to Overcome Mental Illness. Accredited by Clubhouse International — Proudly Serving Fort Wayne.
Park Center: comprehensive behavioral health provider offering services in Allen, Adams and Wells counties, providing quality care and support to promote wellness and healing for clients of all ages and at every stage of recovery. At Park Center, a comprehensive selection of services is offered in a professional setting, tailoring treatments to achieve personal care.
Parkview Behavioral Health: promotes well-being, providing comprehensive mental health care and clinically-proven treatments for a wide range of mental health conditions.
TraumaticBrainInjury.com is a project of Traumatic Brain Injury.com, LLC. whose mission is to be the leading Internet resource for education, advocacy, research and support for brain injury survivors, their families, and medical and rehabilitation professionals.
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA): Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. People who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management, and individualized services and supports in order to live healthy, independent, and satisfying lives. BIAA’s mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. With a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups, we are the voice of brain injury.
The ARC of Indiana: established in 1956 by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who joined together to build a better and more accepting world for their children.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration: provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities. BDDS assists individuals in receiving community supports and residential services using a person-centered plan to help determine which services are needed and who can best provide them. BDDS also monitors the quality of care and the facilities of those who are approved to provide these services in Indiana.
Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana: provides the highest quality of services and resources for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities.
Turnstone: offering a variety of adaptive sports and recreation programs for children and adults age 5 and up who have an intellectual or developmental disability.
Monthly Support Group:
Byron Health Center hosts a monthly ‘open’ support group for those affected with Huntington’s Disease, as well as their family and friends. We will return to meeting on the first Thursday of each month in 2019 except for July, which will be the second Thursday of the month due to the 4th of July Holiday. The next meeting is Thursday, January 3rd, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Any members of the community who have, or who have been affected by, HD are invited to attend the support group held on the Byron Health Center campus at 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne in the Eakin Family Room. The monthly support group meetings will continue throughout 2019 including: February 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, July 11th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th.
Byron Health Center continues to partner with the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) and the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences at the University of Saint Francis (USF) to make the support group possible for the northeast Indiana area. Dr. John J. Brinkman, Ph.D., HSPP, Chair of the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences at USF, who returns from a few months away to moderate the support group, can be reached via phone at 260-399-7700 ext. 8425 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Dr. Brinkman will be joined by USF Graduate Students Adam Gayer and Emily Lautzenheiser.
Huntington’s Disease Society of America: premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.