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PATIENTS WITH Alzheimer disease and their families will be looking for practical advice and support, so let them know about these online resources. You can use these sites to download fact sheets to help them learn more about the disease and guide them to support groups in their communities.


Alzheimer's Association


This comprehensive site provides detailed education and awareness information, coping tips, and the latest news and research. Visitors can take advantage of message boards, e-newsletters, support groups, and a 24/7 hotline.


Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center


The National Institutes of Health runs this site, which provides the latest information on research and news. Free easy-to-read publications are available for immediate download.


Alzheimer's Foundation of America


The Foundation provides a toll-free hotline to answer questions, along with information on social services, advocacy, and grants. Visitors to the site can find instruction on legal and financial planning, listen to free teleconferences designed for caregivers, and join the Health Central Message Forum.


Mayo Clinic


This resource offers both basic and in-depth information on Alzheimer disease. Patients and caregivers can learn about signs and symptoms, new treatment options, and coping strategies.


WebMD Alzheimer's Health Center


This site offers the latest news on research as well as detailed information on treatment and coping strategies. Visitors can join discussion groups and online communities to share their concerns with others caring for those with the disease and read blogs written by experts.