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.
Penn Memory Center
The Penn Memory Center is a single, unified Penn Medicine source for those age 65 and older seeking evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, information, and research opportunities related to symptoms of progressive memory loss, and accompanying changes in thinking, communication and personality. It offers state-of-the-science diagnosis, treatment and research, focusing on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other age-related progressive memory disorders.
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