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Learn More About Genetics & Risk in Alzheimer's

ADEAR: Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet
A simple fact sheet about genetics and Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association: Facts & Figures
A brief overview of factors that may contribute to the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association: Statistics Page
An overview of how many people have Alzheimer's, how many are affected and what researchers are predicting for future incidence rates.

Alzheimer Research Forum's Early Onset Familial AD Section
A resource for all who share an intense interest in familial early-onset AD (eFAD). The Alzheimer Research Forum has created this series of articles for patients, family members, doctors, and care providers, who need reliable, up-to-date information about diagnosis, treatment, genetic counseling and testing, and life issues connected with having this hereditary disorder.

Get Involved in Alzheimer's Public Policy

Alzheimer's Association: Advocacy Page
Information on where the Alzheimer's Association stands on public policy issues and resources if you would like to become more educated or involved.

See if There Are Alzheimer's Prevention Tests in Your Area

ADEAR: The AD Clinical Trials Database
Search for Alzheimer's-related clinical trials by location or type of trial. You can also subscribe to e-mail alerts to learn of new clinical trials or visit the list of frequently asked questions to learn more about how clinical trials work. If you're interested in participating, contact information is provided along with each clinical trial description.

Get Up-to-Speed on the Biology Behind Alzheimer's

Unraveling the Mystery
An online pamphlet published by the National Institute on Aging that helps users understand the biology of Alzheimer’s disease and how Alzheimer’s research is progressing. The site also has information for ordering a free copy if you prefer pamphlet form.

The Alzheimer Research Forum
A comprehensive site intended for Alzheimer's researchers and professionals including research papers, news, hypotheses and background materials on Alzheimer's. The site is trustworthy and updated regularly, but articles are very scientific in nature.