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:
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
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
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
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
Federal Eldercare Locator
Factsheets and brochures on nursing care and related issues and links to local resources and providers