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Alzheimer's and Dementia Quiz

A quiz designed to test your overall understanding of Alzheimer's Disease. The website also provides general information to increase your knowledge of the disease.

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Alzheimer's Association: Our Vision is a World Without Alzheimer's

Discusses the warning signs of Alzheimer's and how the disease affects the brain. Tips are given on living with Alzheimer's and caring for someone with the disease as well as information on clinical research and treatment options. Site also allows you to raise awareness of the disease by writing to Congress.

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Wikipedia Entry on Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. This incurable, degenerative, and terminal disease was first described by German psychiatrist Alois Alsheimer in 1901. Generally it is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age. An estimated 26.6 million people worldwide were afflicted with Alzheimer's in 2006; this number may quadruple by 2050. Learn more facts about Alzheimer's Disease from Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that is written collaboratively by volunteers.

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U.S. National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging: Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet and Links

This in an excellent in-depth source of information summed up in an easy to read fact sheet. Discusses causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and new areas of research. Also has links to support groups and clinical trials.

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Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease

ClinicalTrials.gov is an easy-to-use Web site that provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical trials, including more than 200 open studies on Alzheimer's.

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Alzheimer's Treatments and Medications

Discusses the different types of medications often prescribed by doctors in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Alternative treatments are also discussed.

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Alzheimer's Blog: MayoClinic

Blog about Alzheimer's disease covering all topics including care giving, coping, and advocacy. Blog is updated frequently by dementia education specialist, Angela Lunde.

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The Alzheimer's Action Plan: The Experts' Guide to the Best Diagnosis and Treatment for Memory Problems

The first book that anyone dealing with mild memory loss or early Alzheimer’s should read in order to preserve the highest possible quality of life for as long as possible.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (Part 1 of 2 Part Series)

A YouTube video discussing information on history of Alzheimer's and Alzheimer's effect on the brain including issues related to disruption of neurons and neurotransmitters. 5 stars | 3:14

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Living with Alzheimer's Disease a YouTube Video

The story of living with the horrible disease, how it affects the afflicted and their loved ones and possible treatment options, including stem cell research. 5 stars | 5:24

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