These sections provide guidelines, information and resource links for managing Alzheimer's
disease. The introductory texts are written for nonspecialists. Additional detail
of a more technical nature is provided through links within the texts. Our goal
is to provide all readers with appropriate and usable information. We also wish
to use this forum to create an alliance of patients, family members, caregivers,
physicians and research scientists. People who have been affected personally by
Alzheimer's often want to know how they can help, by participating as research subjects.
Researchers in turn have much to learn from patients, families and caregivers. Please
contact us with your comments
Basic facts about the disease, including its prevalence, societal impact, symptoms
and disease course. Alzheimer FAQs answers
common questions from our readers.
A summary of diagnostic criteria, reasons for a diagnostic workup, accuracy of clinical
diagnosis, and links to our Clinical Guidelines,
Brain Banks directory.
The current state of medications and other therapies to treat Alzheimer symptoms,
with links to our Drugs and Therapies and
Drugs in Clinical Trials directories.
Information and resource links on Patient Care,
Caregiving support and
ElderCare Online, our partner in creating an online community for families
and caregivers of Alzheimer patients. See AD
Experiences to read essays on personal encounters with the world of AD and