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Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Web Resources

Comprehensive sites serving as a Clearinghouse of Information on Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer's Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer's patients, their families and caregivers. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice it is responsible for administrating the Safe Return program. Web site also provides information on wandering and its prevention. It is officially known as the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. The Association works through a network of more than 200 local chapters, more than 2,000 support groups and 35,000 volunteers nationwide.

Alzheimer Society _ Société Alzheimer: The Canadian equivalent of the Alzheimer’s Association. The latest information on Alzheimer care, research and Society programs. Support and forums for caregivers and physicians. The site provides information on the Canadian equivalent of the Safe Return program called Wandering Registry.

Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center: Clearinghouse of information on Alzheimer’s disease and research sponsored by the National Institute of Health.

Alzheimer.com: Latest Alzheimer's news and research. A comprehensive information resource and support network for Alzheimer's caregivers and a community board for sharing tips and support.

Alzheimer Research Forum:

AlzheimerSupport.com   Sign up for a Newsletter on the latest Alzheimer's news and research.  Also has an on-line store for supplements and products that may have a role in the prevention of Alzheimer's.

Sites providing information on Wandering

The Lost Alzheimer’s Disease Research Site: Site maintained by the editor of this book. Summarizes current research statistics and behavioral profile of the lost Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders search subject. Provides information on suggested search strategy and tactics.

Alzheimer's Support Network of Naples: Article is a compilation of material froma number of sources on the nature of wandering and its prevention. Provides information on a program similar to Safe Return.

VSPID Program: Persons with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and related disorders often have problems with memory, judgement and clear thinking. This may cause them to become easily confused even in familiar surroundings.

Ageless Designs- Wandering Alzheimer's Patient: A resource that helps make homes safer for seniors with age_related health problems, covering everything from home modification (like Alzheimer_proofing) to security tips.
http:// www.agelessdesign.com/wander.htm


Alzheimer’s Disease Related Publications

dbS Production Provider of books and products on search and rescue and how it relates to the lost Alzheimer’s disease search subject. Checklists for law enforcement officials.

University of Massachusetts Boston - Gerontology Institute and Center: Source of the wandering in the community resource report entitled "Wandering Behavior in Community-Residing persons with Alzheimer’s Disease registered in safe return."



Sites provide extensive web links to other sites

Alzheimer's Links


The Ability Project: Alzheimer’s Disease Links:




Extensive educational materials, research protocols, and caregiver resources.

Alzheimer Page of Washington University in Saint Louis: The Alzheimer’s page is an educational service created and sponsored by the Washington University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) in St. Louis, Missouri.


Specialized dementia site about dementia with Lewy bodies:


Dementia Web:


SIU Center for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders :


NIA _ Dementias of Aging:


OTB Memory Loss, Aging, and Alzheiner's Disease:


The latest findings in the "Nun Study":


Commercial Sites

Clearinghouse Doctor’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease:




Search & Rescue Sites


SAR Contacts Page: Page gives international links to over 475 search teams.


SARINFO: Most extensive links for SAR subjects. Provides information on SAR agencies, e-mail lists, forums, data reports, magazines, FTP sites, products, schools, training, communications, emergency services, navigation, outdoor recreation, and wilderness first-aid.

Canadian National SAR Secretariat: Site of the Canadian SAR secretariat which is the federal agency responsible for both the coordination and actual response of SAR resources.



USAFRCC: United States coordination center for federal response of inland search & rescue.


Civil Air Patrol


National Association for Search and Rescue


SAR Behavioral Research


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