Advocacy and Support Organizations

Alzheimer's Association

"To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health."

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

"To provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life."

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

"The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)." "If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias."

Alzheimer's Society (UK)

"The UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and care givers."

American Health Assistance Foundation

"The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that has dedicated over 30 years to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance to Alzheimer's disease patients and their caregivers."

Association for Frontotemporal Dementias

"The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD."

General Information

Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

General info on Alzheimer's disease from the Alzheimer's Association

Inside the Brain: an Interactive Tour

What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease? This tour explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.  (From the Alzheimer's Association)

Alzheimer's Society "Facts about Dementia"

Info on types of dementia, diagnoses, treatments, care giving, and research

National Institutes on Aging: Primer on AD and the Brain

Specific information on Alzheimer's disease, how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain, what are the main characteristics of the brain with Alzheimer’s disease, how Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed, and how Alzheimer’s disease  is treated

National Institutes on Aging: Alzheimer's Info

General information from the NIH National Institutes on Aging

Alzheimer's Disease Process

Short video on the process of Alzheimer's disease.  (From the National Institutes on Aging).  You will need RealPlayer to view the video.  RealPlayer can be downloaded here.

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Do you have questions about Alzheimer’s disease? Please read this booklet. It tells you about:  Alzheimer’s disease.  The signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  Why it is so important to see your doctor early.    Treatment for the disease.  How to get help if you are caring for   someone with Alzheimer’s disease.  (From the National Institutes on Aging)

NINDS Alzheimer's Disease Information

Alzheimer's information from the NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Latest Alzheimer's News from Medline Plus

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

The Cognitive Biomarker Channel

Youtube channel dedicated to event-related potentials (ERP) and their use as cognitive biomarkers.

Hydrodot Channel

Youtube Hydrodot channel.  Includes video instructions on installation of Hydrodots for EEG data acquisition. 


International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio (IADRP)

The goal of the International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio (IADRP) project is to enable funding organizations to assess the changing landscape of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) research and coordinate strategies, leverage resources, and avoid duplication of effort. is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative

The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) is a major research study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, to determine whether brain imaging can help predict onset and monitor progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Other Useful Links


Elmcroft Senior Living

Elmcroft offers, "a helping hand with day-to-day tasks.  Assisted living residents are treated as the accomplished individuals they are. At Elmcroft we listen to our assisted living and personal care residents and learn from their life stories ways that we can make each day more meaningful and fun."

Signature Healthcare

Signature HealthCARE is a leading provider of long-term nursing care in the Eastern and Southeastern United States with a home office based in Louisville, Ky.