Alzheimer’s Disease Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia in older adults. It is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is not a normal part of aging. –U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Fact Sheets
Alzheimer’s Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Alzheimer’s
National Institute on Aging
Patients Rising
Wikipedia – Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease Websites
Alzheimer’s Association
This organization strives toward ending Alzheimer’s and all other dementia through research, risk reduction, and early detection.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
Under the NIH- National Institute of Aging, the ADEAR Center has a staff of information specialists to assist by answering your questions about AD, providing information and referrals to local support services and research centers.

BrightFocus Foundation
This foundation funds biochemical research projects worldwide in an effort to treat and defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA)
The law calls for a National Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) with input from a public-private Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services.

National Institute on Aging – Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias
Learn about Alzheimer’s disease research, diagnosis, treatments, and caregiving. (Website is also available in Spanish.)

Patients Rising
Patients Rising is dedicated to providing education, resources, and advocacy for people living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. They provide guidance for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Learn what the federal government is doing to make every day better for people with dementia, their caregivers, and their families.