Web Sites

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Our mission is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life."

 

Wheat Ridge Ministries Nurturing Health and Hope in Camp Wheat Ridge Ministries brings stories from the "Time for Us" camp which they helped develop. For the teenager with a loved one with Alzheimer's or another cognitive change, the camp is usually the first time they’ve talked about their loss. They meet others like themselves so they feel they are not alone.

 

The Hope of Alzheimer's - An Advocates Journey

a documentary film in progress of the amazing story of Mary Kay Baum and her sister Chris Van Ryzin—two women who refuse to accept the diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s as a death sentence. This web site will give you an opportunity to watch video clips of the film, link you with other sites for more information on early onset Alzheimer's and to join a forum to share your story with others.

 

Alzheimer's Daily News

Mark & Ellen Warner's "Alzheimer's Daily News" provides daily subscription to excellent summaries of the latest research on Alzheimer's and related neurological diseases. They provide links to the research itself.

 

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Bob DeMarco's "Alzheimer's Reading Room" stresses late stage issues because Bob cared for his 93 year old late stage mother. But he has refreshing views and understandings that appear almost daily.

 

The Myth of Alzheimer's

Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D is the principal and author of the book of the same title. The site stresses reducing stigma and make care in aging a whole community responsibility. The site points out problems with early testing and drug promises. The site does explore humanizing, positive inter-generational approaches.

 

US Against Alzheimer's

George Vradenburg, a former media executive, and the driving force behind the Alzheimer's Study Group and his spouse Trish write this nationally read blog. Trish is the author of "Surviving Grace," her comedic/dramatic homage to her mother, who succumbed to Alzheimer's. The play was produced at the Kennedy Center, Off-Broadway, and internationally.

 

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of WI

Provides direct programs and services in the south central Wisconsin area and advocacy on dementia-related issues affecting the entire state. Professional staff help navigate the complex maze of early memory loss, Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Guidance, education, support and advocacy are provided to help maximize the quality of life for all affected. Contact 608.232.3400 Madison office 888.308.6251 toll-free email support@alzwisc.org

 

GBPSR

Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging: With a closer look at Alzheimer's and Parkinson's by the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (October 2008)

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