A comprehensive and accessible primer on Alzheimer's disease is available on this site.
NOAH is an authoritative health information network offering a variety of health topics in both English and Spanish.
The Alzheimer's Association is a national U.S. non-profit organization providing
support to families and caregivers. Their extensive web
site includes basic information on Alzheimer's and resources for patients and
caregivers, including a list of local Alzheimer's Association chapters which
give information on care services, and links to online chat and support
groups. The site also provides an overview of current research.
The Alzheimer Page is the companion web site to the ALZHEIMER email
discussion group, created and sponsored by the Washington University
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) in St. Louis, Missouri. The email
list is an open discussion forum intended for patients, family members,
caregivers and researchers to share questions and information about
Alzheimer's. The web site provides information on joining the list, as well as
excerpts from the list on frequently discussed topics and a searchable archive.
Also available is a fact
sheet on the stages of Alzheimer's.
This site, created by NetHealth, Inc., and supported by Bayer, provides
a community bulletin board, an archive of Alzheimer's related news stories, and
articles and fact sheets written for families and caregivers. The creators
describe the site as "a gateway to information about Alzheimer's disease on the
The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Their
web site provides a toll free phone number and an email address for access to
experts who can answer questions about Alzheimer's. On-line publications
include updates on current NIA research, Alzheimer's fact sheets and extensive
yearly progress reports on the state of Alzheimer's research. The site also
includes a searchable bibliographic database of more than 5,000 abstracts of
books and journal articles on Alzheimer's and a searchable database of clinical
The Alzheimer's Research Forum is a non-profit organization that promotes
collaboration among Alzheimer's disease researchers. Though primarily directed
towards researchers and other professionals working with Alzheimer's, it does
include a section for laypersons, which provides abstracts of current research
papers, a diagnosis and treatment guide, and links to Alzheimer's news sources,
research centers and support groups for caregivers. The section dedicated to
physicians includes a series of interviews with top researchers in the field
and posts articles for discussion and comment.