Alzheimer's Disease Education & Resources
The organizations listed below are good resources for more information about Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association – the largest private, not-for-profit supporter of Alzheimer’s disease research – provides information about the disease, as well as useful resources and supportive programs to help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers cope with and understand the illness. The Alzheimer’s Association also offers information about research advances, publications, and events.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
ADEAR, hosted by the National Institute on Aging, provides information from a database that contains almost 8,500 materials about Alzheimer’s disease – from journal articles to brochures to newsletters and reports. Information can be found about research, diagnosis and treatment options as well as breaking news and publications.
The Alzheimer’s Research Forum contains the latest scientific findings related to Alzheimer’s disease research. This website generates and maintains public research databases and creates discussion forums to encourage debate and help spread new ideas in an effort to contribute to global attempts to cure Alzheimer’s disease.
Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
This website provides comprehensive information – from an overview of the disease to in-depth research – for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers, family members and the general public.
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)
The ADI is an international membership group of Alzheimer’s associations. This website links to various association sites throughout the world and provides global statistics on Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's Disease Outreach
Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline - 1.800.272.3900
The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline is available 24/7 and provides dependable information and emotional support to those who need assistance – individuals with memory loss, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the general public. The Helpline staff can answer questions about Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss, medications and treatment options. Additionally, the Helpline can provide tips on care-giving and offer referrals to local community events and support programs.
Alzheimer’s Disease Support Groups are facilitated by trained professionals or former family caregivers. These groups present family members the opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and share their personal experiences. They offer understanding and provide emotional support and encouragement from people in similar situations.
If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss, please know that you are not alone.
The team at North Woods Village is here to help you understand memory and cope with the challenges you face every day. Through a variety of educational, informational and support programs, we can help you deliver the best quality of care and quality of life for your loved one while taking care of yourself, too.
Please see our calendar of events for the next caregiver support event.