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Alzheimer's Disease (cont.)

Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Fax: 1-866-699-1246 toll-free
TDD: 1-866-403-3073 toll-free
Email: info@alz.org
Web Address: www.alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association is a national organization that provides educational materials, support groups, and community services for people dealing with Alzheimer's disease. It has more than 200 local chapters throughout the United States. The organization publishes a newsletter as well as a wide range of brochures and videos. The Web site includes a lot of useful information for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, as well as for their caregivers.


Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Phone: 1-800-438-4380
Fax: (301) 495-3334
Web Address: www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Part of the National Institute on Aging, ADEAR is a government-funded agency that prepares computer searches on educational and library resources as well as information on clinical drug trials.


Alzheimer's Foundation of America: Care Crossroads
322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
USA
Phone: 1-866-AFA-8484 (1-866-232-8484) toll–free
Fax: (646) 638-1546
Web Address: www.carecrossroads.org

Care Crossroads is the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's community for caregivers. Using online support groups, teleconferences, discussion boards and more, people who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can learn about the disease and connect with people who can help.


Alzinfo.org
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 1-800-ALZ-INFO (1-800-259-4636)
Email: info@alzinfo.org
Web Address: www.alzinfo.org

Alzinfo.org was created by the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation to educate people about Alzheimer's disease. The mission of the Web site is to build an online community with 24-hours-a-day/7-days-a-week access to information and support via online chats, message boards, and resource databases.


Family Caregiver Alliance
785 Market Street
Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 1-800-445-8106
(415) 434-3388
Email: info@caregiver.org
Web Address: www.caregiver.org

This organization supports and assists people who are providing long-term care at home. It also provides education, research, services, and advocacy.


National Institutes of Health Senior Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 1-800-222-2225 Aging Information Center
TDD: 1-800-222-4225
Email: custserv@nlm.nih.gov
Web Address: www.nihseniorhealth.gov

This website for older adults offers aging-related health information. The website's senior-friendly features include large print, simple navigation, and short, easy-to-read segments of information. A visitor to this website can click special buttons to hear the text aloud, make the text larger, or turn on higher contrast for easier viewing.

The site was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIHSeniorHealth features up-to-date health information from NIH. Also, the American Geriatrics Society provides independent review of some of the material found on this website.


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