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Alzheimer's Disease

Web Sites

    This is the federal government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Here you can find links to authoritative, up-to-date information from agencies and organizations with expertise in these areas.
  • Alzheimer's Association
    The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
  • MedlinePlus: Alzheimer's Disease
    MedlinePlus offers comprehensive resources on Alzheimer's Disease and related topics. The site includes information on diagnosis and symptoms, treatment, prevention, online tutorials and much more.
  • National Institute on Aging: Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet
    An introduction to Alzheimer's Disease, including an overview of causes, symptoms, treatment and research.
  • NINDS: Alzheimer's Disease Information Page
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke presents a comprehensive overview of the disease, including treatment, prognosis, and organizations.

Pittsburgh Resources

  • Alzheimer's Association: Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Greater Pennsylvania Chapter serves 59 counties in western, central and northeastern Pennsylvania through our four offices.
  • University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
    A formal program in research and clinical care in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias that began at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh in 1983. One of 29 National Institute on Aging funded programs.

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Subject LC Classification
Alzheimer's disease RC 522-524

Selected Books

Bonner, Dede
The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer's: The Script You Need to Take Control of Your Health
RC523.2.B66 2008x
Drawing on research and advice given by experts from the Alzheimer's Association, Mayo Clinic, and UCLA's Memory Clinic and Center for Aging, The 10 Best Questions covers home safety issues, driving skills, and home care as well as medical issues.
Callone, Patricia R.
The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces
RC523.A36735 2011
Callone, a caregiver who volunteers with the Alzheimer's Association and whose mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and Kudlacek, a caregiver who directed a chapter of the association, bring together 10 chapters of advice to help caregivers understand what their loved ones are experiencing as they deal with Alzheimer's.
Carper, Jean
100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss
RC523.2.C376 2010
Former CNN medical correspondent and syndicated "EatSmart" columnist Carper (The Food Pharmacy) found that she was genetically disposed to Alzheimer's and decided to take action. She compiled the latest research on Alzheimer's and other dementias and came up with an action plan of nutritional and lifestyle changes that she follows.
Doraiswamy, P. Murali and Lisa P. Gwyther
The Alzheimer's Action Plan: The Experts' Guide to the Best Diagnosis and Treatment for Memory Problems
RC523.2.D67 2008
Combining the insights of a physician and a social worker, this book tells you the best tests to determine if it is Alzheimer’s disease, the most (and least) effective medical treatments, how to cope with behavioral and emotional changes through the early and middle stages, and how to gain access to the latest clinical trials.
Halpern, Sue
Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research
RC394.M46 H35 2008
Sue Halpern investigates cutting-edge neurological research into Alzheimer's Disease - in the prediction of it and the prevention of it.
Small, Gary and Gigi Vorgan
The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life
RC523.2.S62 2011x
Small is the director of the UCLA Longevity Center and has created a program that focuses on moderate physical exercise, mental exercises, sound sleep, stress reduction, and proper nutrition.
Snyder, Lisa
Living Your Best with Early-Stage Alzheimer's: An Essential Guide
RC523.2.S6449 2010
Today, when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, they may have many years ahead with only mild symptoms. The result is that a growing number of people with early-stage Alzheimer's are seeking information about how to take charge of their diagnosis, manage symptoms, and cope effectively with the disease.
Turkington, Carol
The A to Z of Alzheimer's Disease
RC523.T87 2010x
In more than 500 entries, this revised edition of The Encyclopedia of Alzheimers Disease presents a wealth of information on the physical, emotional, and intellectual conditions that affect Alzheimer's sufferers. It also examines the current research on prevention, causes, and treatments, as well as the social issues surrounding the disease.
Wayman, Laura
A Loving Approach to Dementia Care: Making Meaningful Connections with the Person Who Has Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementia or Memory Loss
RC521.W39 2011
Laura Wayman holds an associate in arts degree in gerontology and is a certified Social Services Designee.
Westheimer, Ruth K.
Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver: How to Care for Your Loved One Without Getting Overwhelmed ... and Without Doing It All Yourself
RC523.W463 2012
Sex therapist Westheimer and writer Lehu detail coping strategies for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Last updated December 19, 2012