Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer Society of Canada
This Canadian site is available in English and French. Patients with early Alzheimer's contributed to the content of this site, so it has lots of basic information and answers questions these patients felt were important to both the patient and their care-givers. There is also information on related dementias like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Lewy body dementia, Pick's disease, and vascular dementia.
Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing Alzheimer's research and helping those affected by the disease. This site has sections for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, and physicians and care professionals. The Alzheimer's and Dementia section has a large collection of publications, services and Web links. Many of the resources are in .pdf format. Click on I am a caregiver in the box on the right for a helpful tool for finding the right type of care for yourself or loved one. Languages on the upper right-hand side offers resources for people of differing cultures, ethnicity, and languages: Chinese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. This group has a 24-hour toll-free help line: 800-272-3900.
Alzheimer's Caregivers
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Coping, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Genetics, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, and more. Read a Caregiver Guide, practical tips for caregivers, caregiver stress and depression. Learn about coping with loss, changes in relationships, and dealing with special issues like wandering, incontinence, driving, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
Alzheimer's Disease
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Alternative Therapy, Nutrition, Clinical Trials, Coping, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Disease Management, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Genetics, Law and Policy, Children, Teenagers, and more. Offers an Easy-to-Read overview on Alzheimer's disease. Learn about issues like making job decisions, helping your family anf friends, diagnosing Alzheimer's, warning signs and symptoms, and much more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
Alzheimer's disease
This site on covers all aspects of Alzheimer's Disease. Learn the basic facts about this disease, treatment and long-term care options, and coping with caregiving. Select Expert Answers to get a list of questions that have been answered by an Alzheimer's specialist.
Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center (ADEAR)
(National Institute on Aging)
This site offers information on Alzheimer's and related disorders. The ADEAR Center provides information about Alzheimer's disease, its impact on families and health professionals, and research into possible causes and cures. There are sections on clinical trials, recommended reading lists for caregivers, research updates from the National institute on Aging, and links to other federal resources on dementia. You can contact this group using a toll-free number: 800-438-4380.
Alzheimer's Disease International
Alzheimer's Disease International is a federation of national Alzheimer's associations. Their Web site offers basic information about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Read the section on early symptoms (under Global Information and About Dementia) to learn whether behavior like misplacing objects or forgetting names is normal or a possible sign of Alzheimer's. The site offers information for those with Alzheimer's and caregivers. It also has links to information about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in many languages other than English, including Spanish, German, Korean, Hebrew, and more.
(Department of Health and Human Services)
This site is for people helping people with Alzheimer's. Learn about symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and care options, how to plan, and what to expect. Links to other sites lead to community resources, help lines, information to help children and teens, and much more.
Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures
(Alzheimer’s Association)
Learn how Alzheimer's and dementia affects patients, caregivers, and the health system. Includes videos, images, and updated national and state facts and statistics. The report is released annually.
American Academy of Neurology Foundation
"The site will help you better understand common disorders of the brain, as well as learn about people living with the disorders. The information was prepared by neurologists-doctors with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system." Topics include Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Injury, Dystonia, Epilepsy, Migraine, Pain, Parkinson's Disease, Sleep Disorders, and more.
BrightFocus Foundation
BrightFocus is a nonprofit organization that supports research on Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, heart disease and stroke. It also supports public education about these diseases. The site describes each disease and has links to research news about each topic. Still and animated graphics show how each disease changes the normal anatomy. The site also has information about the Alzheimer's Family Relief Program, which provides small financial grants to individuals and families.
Genetics Home Reference
(National Library of Medicine)
This Web site has "consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions." Help Me Understand Genetics explains the basics of genetics, how genes work, and how mutations or changes cause disorders. You can search by a specific condition or gene or browse the complete list. There are summaries for each genetic condition and gene included. This site is under development; the coverage and resources will continue to grow. Excellent illustrations, a glossary, and links to additional Web sites add to the usefulness of this site.
Memory Bridge
(The Foundation for Alzheimer's and Cultural Memory)
Memory Bridge creates programs that connect people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to family, friends, and other people in their local community. Learn how that is done and find tools and resources.
The Alzheimer's Society
This is the Web site of the UK's "leading care and research charity for people with any form of dementia and their carers" (care-givers). Although statistics and some terminology is British-oriented, this site has good information that explains dementia, how it is diagnosed, and tips on caring for someone with dementia, The Sharing Your Experience section has stories from people with dementia and care-givers in their own words.

Last Modified: Thursday October 17, 2019 3:08 PM