Patient and Family Resources

One of the things that sets the Memory Center apart is the support we provide to both patients and families in the form of individual care but also with a monthly social club, books, web links, podcasts, an advisory council, and a Family Resource Center. We hope you find them helpful.

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center (FRC) within the Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center (MATC) at Johns Hopkins Bayview provides patients and families with a multitude of resources. In addition to web links, brochures, flyers and pamphlets describing various brain diseases, available research studies and local resources for families, the FRC provides another, equally important service – examples of activities they can do with their loved ones at home.  This includes large wall maps of the USA and the world to stimulate discussion and reminiscence, books, puzzles, crafts, board games and trivia games to accommodate all levels of cognitive impairment. The Center is staffed by trained volunteers. 

Club Memory

A monthly social club for patients, spouse, partners and caregivers.

Podcasts and Essays

Center faculty talk about topics of interest and family members share their experiences in these mini-broadcasts.
Listen or download audio podcasts and read essays.

Patient and Family Advisory Council

Join the Patient and Family Advisory Council to share your experiences and influence the Center's programs. Learn more

Other Resources

Called to Care

Called to Care®: A Program For Family Caregivers helps prepare and support individuals caring for loved ones with health-related needs or limitations. The program offers assistance in several ways: supportive services, education, and partnerships with local agencies, organizations and faith communities. Learn more >

Called to Care

The 36-Hour Day

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Persons Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, first published in 1981, is the groundwork for Center’s commitment to public education. Co-authored by Memory Center faculty member, Dr. Peter V. Rabins, the book was the first of its kind. Now in its sixth edition, the book remains a definitive resource for families. Learn more >

The 36-Hour Day

Practical Dementia Care

The Practical Dementia Care (now in its 3rd edition) is a widely read and well-respected manual written by Center faculty members, teaches physicians, nurses, psychologists, and therapists caring for Alzheimer’s patients details of the Johns Hopkins model or dementia care. Learn more >

Practical Dementia Care