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Alzheimer’s Disease Resources


The National Alzheimer’s Association Web site (www.alz.org) is a trusted source for answers about Alzheimer’s disease.  With over 1,000 pages of content, the site is a rich resource and offers:

  • Information about the disease
  • Tips for caregivers and for people living with Alzheimer’s
  • Tools to assist with caregiving and planning
  • News
  • Contact information to reach free 24/7 professional care consultation in over 150   languages
  • Opportunities for sharing insights and receiving support on the message boards.

4 New "Pocket" Films by the Alliance for Aging Research
David Shenk, author of The Forgetting, in collaboration with the Alliance for Aging Research has developed 4 very-short “pocket” films to increase understanding of Alzheimer's disease. They are called them "pocket" films because of their brevity and portability; they are designed to be viewed anywhere at anytime.
The topics of the four films are:

  1. What is Alzheimer’s disease
  2. An Urgent Epidemic
  3. The Race to the Cure
  4. A message for Patients and their Families

You can view them at: www.aboutalz.org.

To find out more about respite care services for Alzheimer’s Disease caregivers, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-551-3191.