Learn More about Alzheimer’s Disease

The following links will take you to resources on the Web that will assist you in learning more about what is known of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and available treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and what kinds of new research is being conducted across the country and in other places in the world. Other links will provide information that professional and family caregivers can use to help inform and support their efforts.

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter
Specific to the Desert Southwest, The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center 
The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Alzforum: Alzheimer Research Forum
The Alzheimer’s Resource Room is where families, caregivers, and professionals can find information about The Alzheimer’s Demonstration Program, including: where you can turn for support and assistance, and providing services to caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program
The Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program is an initiative of the Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging.

National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC)
Facilitates collaborative research among the 30 Alzheimer’s Disease Centers funded by the National Institute on Aging.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

National Quality Caregiving Coalition (NQCC)
National Quality Caregiving Coalition of the Rosalynn Carter Institute, a coalition of national organizations seeking to advance the field of caregiving.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

NIHSeniorHealth.gov
This senior-friendly web site was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine.

Pima Council on Aging
Pima Council on Aging is a private non-profit corporation that serves as the designated Area Agency on Aging for all of Pima County, Arizona.

Tucson/Pima County Caregiver Consortium
Contains national and regional information for the elderly and those who provide care to them.