The National Institute on Aging is a branch of the National Institute of Health. Its authority is granted by Congress, and conducts aging research, training, and health information dissemination. The NIA website has a section on Alzheimer’s disease, including the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and research. Some information is available in a video format. The NIA also publishes a booklet on Alzheimer’s disease.
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research, located at The Rockefeller University in New York City, is at the forefront of Alzheimer’s research. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging supplied a grant to support the Center. Their website supplies information about diagnosis, finding a specialist, and treatment.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a multimillion-dollar organization that has been responsible for years of Alzheimer research. Their website provides news, information about clinical studies, a care finder, a virtual library, and information about the disease.
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a non-profit organization that funds research for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease with their program, Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR). Their website offers the latest research, risk factors, prevention, and coping strategies.
The Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, has a wealth of information on Alzheimer’s disease. A simple search of “Alzheimer’s Disease” in the search box yields results about stages, treatment, overview, risk factors, and diagnosis of the disease.
AARP, is a nonprofit membership organizations that seeks to improve the lives of people who are over age 50. A search on their website of “Alzheimer’s disease” will yield many results.
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MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, is an excellent resource for Alzheimer’s disease, and it also provides links to other useful, reputable sources.