Alzheimer's Disease

Here are a variety of helpful Internet resources about Alzheimer's disease, its early symptoms, causes and treatments, and advice for family caregivers. Simply click on the link for the website you would like to visit.

ADEAR (Alzheimers Disease Education and Referral) — The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ADEAR provides information about Alzheimers symptoms, its impact on families, nursing care plans, and research into possible causes for Alzheimers.

Alzheimer's Association — This is the primary national association for Alzheimers, with more than 200 local chapters across the U.S. Their Web site offers extensive information for both patients and caregivers.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America — The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is dedicated to providing optimal care and services to individuals with dementia, and to their caregivers and families - with useful information and compassionate hands-on services through its many member organizations which are dedicated to improving quality of life.

Alzheimers Safe Return Program — The only nationwide system that helps police and private citizens identify, locate and return to safety people who are memory impaired due to this disease or related forms of dementia.

DementiaGuide — Helpful information about all forms of dementia, its symptoms and effects. More importantly, you'll find the convenient online service, SymptomGuide™, a practical tool for recording, tracking and measuring the effects of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

Free Comprehensive ElderCare Referral Service - ElderCarelink — This free online referral service helps you find everything from Adult Day Care, Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses.

Johns Hopkins Memory Bulletin - Health AlertsFor people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and the people caring for them, it can be crucial to get the most current, reliable information on treatment options. Where better for them to turn for cutting-edge advances in Alzheimer's disease and dementia than Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, ranked #1 of America's Best Hospitals for 16 years.

Questions to Ask the Doctor — To help determine whether your loved one has Alzheimer's, the U.S. Administration on Aging has prepared this brief guide. Fill in the information and take it with you for your loved one's next doctor appointment.

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