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Online resources for Alzheimer disease

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000546463.26521.04
Department: Infobytes

PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER DISEASE and their families need practical advice and support to navigate this complicated illness. These online resources offer the latest research, fact sheets, caregiver information, support group details, and more.

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Alzheimer's Association

www.alz.org

This comprehensive site provides detailed education and awareness information, coping tips, and the latest news and research. Visitors can take advantage of message boards, enewsletters, support groups, and a 24/7 hotline.

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)

www.alzfdn.org

Visitors to this site can find information and resources for caregivers, patients, and their families, plus guidance for legal and financial planning. The site also provides information about memory screening sites and where to find them. The AFA, founded in 2002, funds research toward new treatments and provides a toll-free hotline to answer patient and caregiver questions and provide information on social services, advocacy, and grants.

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Mayo Clinic

www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/alzheimers-disease-research-center

The Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center offers information about clinical trials, patient-care opportunities, and the latest research. Visitors will find information on upcoming conferences and events, as well as instruction on how to support Alzheimer disease research.

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National Institute on Aging (NIA)

www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

The NIA is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health. This site provides the latest information on Alzheimer disease research and news. Patients can learn about the causes and signs and symptoms of Alzheimer disease as well as treatment options. Free easy-to-read publications are also available for immediate download.

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