SPC Links Page


Administration on Aging, Alzheimer's Resource Room http://www.aoa.gov/alz/

From the Department of Health & Human Services' Administration on Aging, this link goes directly to the department's resources for professionals and the public regarding Alzheimer's. The public can get information on caregiving, health maintenance, working with physicians and more about the disease. Professionals can access assessment tools, disease management guidelines, training materials and more.

Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association is a national volunteer health organization composed of a national network of chapters. It offers education, research grants and support for people with Alzheimer's, their caregivers and families. Its Web site is devoted to the activities of its mission and offers information for professionals, caregivers, patients and the media.


Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study http://www-alz.ucsd.edu/

Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) is a sponsored consortium from the National Institute of Aging and the University of San Diego. Its goal is to further all activities related to clinical research in the area of Alzheimer's. Its Web site describes its activities and offers links to information on clinical trials, clinical sites and more.


Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) http://www.alzheimers.org/

The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center's Web site is a service of the NIH's National Institute on Aging. Scroll down the main page to access information to research, clinical trials and more.


Alzheimer Research Forum www.alzforum.org

The Alzheimer Research Forum is an online scientific community dedicated to developing treatments and preventions for Alzheimer's disease. It provides resources, news, compendia and discussion on its Web site.


ALZwell, Caregiver Page www.alzwell.com

A resource for caregivers, ALZwell offers news, frequently asked questions, bookshelf, eldercare topics, dementia care topics and more. Caregivers can access a learning education series, which include resource guides, a pharmacy discount program, and audio and videocassettes.


The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center http://www.brain.nwu.edu/

The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, or CN-ADC, is located in Chicago and conducts research to discover how the brain coordinates mental functions such as memory, language, attention and emotion. It then treats patients and trains professionals in this area. The Web site describes the center's various projects, research and educational opportunities, and it offers information for patients, caregivers and professionals.


Dementia.com www.dementia.com

Dementia.com offers consumers and professionals more information about dementia and Alzheimer's. Healthcare professionals are required to register to access portions of the site. However, all users are encouraged to register to receive personalized features. Unregistered portions of the site allow users to explore more about dementia, including news, frequently asked questions, information for caregivers and more. The site is sponsored by an unrestricted grant from Janssen-Cilag.


Dementia, Mental Health in Later Life www.mhilli.org/dementia

From the U.K.-based Mental Health Foundation, this link takes users directly to the foundation's information on dementia. It offers discussion forums for various audiences, including professionals and caregivers. It also features access to various research projects being conducted in the area of dementia, as well as results of completed studies and projects.


Doctor's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/PatientResAllCateg/Alzheimer%27s%20Disease?OpenDocument

Visit the Doctor's Guide channel for Alzheimer's disease to read the latest medical news and alerts, Alzheimer's information, and to access discussion groups and newsgroups.


Dementia Research Group http://dementia.ion.ucl.ac.uk

Based at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in London, the Dementia Research Group conducts clinical trials in dementia, with a focus on Alzheimer's. The site offers more information on the genetic traits and psychology of dementia, as well as more information on the clinical trials the hospital is conducting.


Elder Care Online www.ec-online.net

Elder Care Online is an online community that provides a message board on elder care, a newsletter and separate sections on elder care issues such as Alzheimer's, home care and more. The Web site also provides links to services and a bookstore.


Healing Well.com, Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center www.healingwell.com/alzheimers

Healing Well.com's Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center offers news and information culled from other Web sites. It also features online chat groups, a bookstore, a video center and more.


Mayo Clinic.com, Alzheimer's Center http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350453

The Mayo Clinic.com's Alzheimer's Center features news, articles, resources and information on the disease.


MedLine Plus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dementia.html

This link directs users to the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health reference site on dementia. It offers categories and links to other Web sites about dementia. Categories include clinical trials, news, coping and more.


The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, Dementia http://www.merck.com/pubs/mm_geriatrics/sec5/ch40.htm

Taken directly from the manual, users can read about different dementias, diagnostic criteria, treatment issues and link to tables of supporting information.


Neurology Channel, Dementia http://www.neurologychannel.com/dementia/

Neurology Channel offers an overview of dementia, its causes, risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment information, which is geared toward the public.


Sharing Care™ http://www.sharingcare.com/

Sharing Care™ provides a free caregiver support program. Registered members have instant access through a personal home page to personalized information, relevant news specific to AD, valuable treatment tips for caregivers, and all the Sharing Care™ community support and resources. This Web site is provided by Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, L.P.






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- Beth Rose


Feb 3, 2008

The Interdisciplinary Team; The Role of the Psychiatrist

by Dr. Leo J. Borrell, featured in Assisted Living Consult for November/December 2006. A HealthCom Media Publication