Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative disease. Actually it can be viewed as a group of disorders that results in impaired memory, thinking and behavior and affects approximately 4 million Americans and as many as 15 million through out the world. Medical care, education and a support strategy can make the difference and help family and loved ones cope.
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The Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Work for social and economic justice and peace for all people.
Administration on Aging
Washington, DC 20201
One Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aging: 1-202-401-4634
Public Inquiries: 1-202-619-0724
Eldercare Locator (to find local resources): 1-800-677-1116
The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities
National Institute on Aging
Public Information Office Building 31, Rm: 5C27
31 Center Drive MSC
Bethesda, MD 20892-2292
Federal Government Social & Human Services Resource.
Find legal resources, support services nationwide and information about reporting elder abuse and prevention.
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Formerly NCCNHR National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform)
The Consumer Voice
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036
These resource centers supports the continous development and operation of federally mandated nationwide long-term care ombudsman programs. The Consumer Voice can connect you to state and local resources that might be able to help. Citizen advocacy groups, ombudsmen, state agencies and other resources are available through this website.
USA.Gov: Government Made Easy
Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more. The site's resources can be useful for seniors and caretakers.
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SeniorNet is a nonprofit educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded to teach and access computer technologies to share their knowledge and wisdom.
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The 250 Eldercare Questions Everyone Should Ask by Lita Epstein
Are You Experiencing "Care-grieving"?