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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Research Forum: A scientific knowledge base on Alzheimer's disease, with research news, expert commentaries, and databases for peer-reviewed articles, drugs, research reagents, grants, jobs, conferences and more.

ADEAR (Alzheimer's Disease Education Referral Center): ADEAR maintains information on Alzheimer's disease research, diagnosis, treatment, drugs, clinical trials and Federal Government programs and resources.


Alzheimer's Care With Dignity: A caregiver of seventeen years provides practical solutions to the challenges he faced in caring for his wife with Alzheimer's disease.

ALZwell Caregiving Support: A page for caregivers.

Medline Plus: A service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health.

National Alliance for Caregiving: Supports public awareness of issues facing family caregiving.

National Family Caregivers Association: Created to educate support and empower those who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones.

Other Tools

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI): Links to 57 Alzheimer's Disease Associations throughout the World. Current trials and research database with citations from published works.

Manual of Geriatrics: Internet version fro families and professionals with a wide range of disciplines and geriatric diseases.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease: An international multidisciplinary journal to facilitate understanding of Alzheimer's disease and provide an open forum for original research.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NeedyMeds: Is a place to learn about patient assistance programs for prescription medications. It has a list of more than 1100 drugs with links to programs that will help pay for them, if there is one, and the guidelines to qualify for those programs. This is an information source, not a site to help individuals with their specific problems.

Benefits Check-up: This site is a service of the National Council on Aging. It assists people over the age of 55 in finding programs that may pay for some of the cost of prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential services.

Rx for WV: Thi site is a clearinghouse program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount perscription drugs, direct from pharmaceutical manufacturer.

The Nun Study (University of Kentuky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging): Describes a longitudinal study of aging and Alzheimer's funded by the National Institute on Aging.

Medicare: This official U.S. government site for people with Medicare has a wealth of information, including detailed information on Medicare-certified nursing homes and home health agencies.

Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification

WVU Center on Aging Link-Age: Provides information on resources and services for older West Virginians. Can also be accessed by calling  888.982.4464.

WVU Center for End of Life Care: Provides coordination, education and resources so that West Virginians will have their pain controlled and their treatment choices respected. You can also contact them at 877.209.8086.

WV Executive Magazine: Health oriented website that provides information and resources for West Virginians on a variety of health issues.

West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services


United Way

The Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter recieves support from the United Way of Central West Virginia, Monongalia and Preston Counties and Harrison County to support the Association's 24-Hour Helpline, Care Consultation Programs in Kanahwa, Putnam, Monongalia and Preston Counties and Respite Care program in Monongalia, Preston and Harrison Counties.

United Way of Central West Virginia



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.