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ADEAR: Alzheimer's Fact Sheet

An overview and fact sheet about Alzheimer's disease.

NIH Senior Health: Alzheimer's Disease

Read or listen to an overview about Alzheimer's disease - what it is, what causes it and what can be done to treat it. This senior-friendly website lets users enlarge the size of text and hear the text out loud by using the buttons at the top of each page.

The Forgetting - Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic

The Web site for the best-seller that inspired the film "The Forgetting." Learn more about author David Shenk's comprehensive look at Alzheimer's. The book is a wonderful resource for understanding the story of Alzheimer's - the history of the disease, the intense personal stories and the race for a cure. Shenk also examines what memory means to us and explores why the fear of dementia has so wholly gripped the human imagination throughout time.

What Is Alzheimer's?

The Alzheimer's Association's explanation of Alzheimer's disease.