Information on Alzheimer's Disease
The National Institute on Aging operates an Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center with on-line information, downloadable pamphlets, and videos for caregivers, those facing a diagnosis of a memory disorder, or anyone interested in knowing more about memory impairment related to aging. Great resources also exist for those who would just like to know more about aging. Information is available in English and in Spanish. You can watch a video "Inside the Brain: Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease" and order free publications.
The Alzheimer's Association offers resources for individuals and families, for example:
- "Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour" is a set of slides that explains how Alzheimer's affects the brain.
- "Alzheimer's Facts and Figures" gives the latest data about how many people are affected and health care costs.
The Greater Kentucky / Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has extensive on-line informational resources and offers many educational programs and support groups for individuals and family.
The National Institute on Aging/NIH collaborated with HBO Documentary Films in presenting THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT, an Emmy Award winning, multi-platform (television, web, DVD, and print) public health series. The series looks at groundbreaking scientific discoveries and seeks to bring a wider public understanding of Alzheimer's disease research and care.