Published Feb 9, 2002
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR Center), National Institute on Aging, PO Box 8250, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250. Call (800-438-4380) or on the Internet (http://www.alzheimers.org/)
The center offers information on Alzheimer's disease and institutions that offer clinical trials. The web site offers good up to date news.Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611. Call (800-272-3900) or (312-335-8700) or on the Internet (http://www.alz.org/)
This is the primary Alzheimer's disease organization; It provides names of local chapters, fact sheets, and advice. It also provides information for Safe Return, a program for wandering Alzheimer's victims.
Alzheimer's Disease International (http://www.alz.co.uk/)Alzheimer's Research Forum (http://www.alzforum.org/)
American Academy of Neurology, 1080 Montreal Avenue,, St. Paul, Minnesota 55116. Call (651-695-1940) or on the Internet (http://www.aan.com/)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Office of Scientific and Health Reports, Bethesda, MD 20824. Call (800-352-9424) or (301-496-5751) or on the Internet (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/)
The institute provides information on clinical trials.Medic Alert, 2323 Colorado Ave., Turlock, CA 95382.
Call (800-825-3785) or (800-ID-ALERT) or on the Internet (http://www.medicalert.org)
This organization provides bracelets or neck chain emblems with critical personal medical information. Also keeps computerized medical records.National Institute on Aging and Eldercare Locator, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036. Call (800-677-1116) or on the Internet (http://www.nih.gov/nia/).
Eldercare Locator is a service of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. It provides information about and referrals to respite care and other home and community services.
American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF). Call (800-437-AHAF) or on the Internet (http://www.ahaf.org/)
This organization provides information, support, and referrals to families affected by Alzheimer's disease.
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