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Making Sense of Alzheimer’s is a creative space for people to understand the past, present and future of Alzheimer’s disease. It is an evolving forum, a gallery of ideas, a museum without walls.

If you want to learn more about taking care of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, here are some excellent resources:

Information about Alzheimer’s Disease:

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org

Alzheimers.gov
www.alzheimers.gov
A clearinghouse offered by Health and Human Services that is a way for caregivers and those living with the disease to easily find assistance.

Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research
www.alzinfo.org/understanding-alzheimers-disease.asp

Provides answers to typical questions asked by families about the disease and its management. Selected vocabulary is hyperlinked to a glossary.

he Penn Memory Center is a National Institute on Aging-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC). – See more at: http://pennadc.org/who-we-are/#sthash.6FX3yx8U.dpuf

 

Information for caregivers:

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/about-adear-center
A service of the National Institute on Aging, the ADEAR Center offers information and publications on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, and research related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alzheimerscaregivers.html
A service of the National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health (NIH). Research on and information for Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org

Federal Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
Factsheets and brochures on nursing care and related issues and links to local resources and providers