General information on Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Association (National)
The Alzheimer’s Association website is probably the best place to start your search for more information.  This site provides information on diagnosis, treatment, and research and includes many resources for patients and caregivers. 

Alzheimer’s Association (Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter)
The local branch of the Alzheimer’s Association provides a list of upcoming community events and information about local caregiver resources and research opportunities.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America 
A national consortium of organizations working to further Alzheimer's education and advocacy. AFA's toll-free hot line provides information, counseling, and referrals to community resources. 

The Alzheimer's Project
A four-party documentary produced by HBO and the NIA featuring CART's Dr. Reisa Sperling. Watch the full program online.

Alzforum: Alzheimer Research Forum
An online scientific knowledge base providing in depth reports on the latest Alzheimer's research.

Caregiver Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
General information on treatment, research, and caregiver resources from the National Institute for Aging, including an information and referral hotline, a bibliographic database, multimedia resources, and an easy-to-read “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease” guide. 

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease
An easy-to-use guide for caregivers from the National Institute on Aging

Family Caregiver Alliance

Health and Aging Organizations Online Directory
This online, searchable database lists more than 300 national organizations that provide help to older people.

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Family Caregivers Association

The New Old Age Blog at The New York Times
A New York Times blog about aging, health, finances and relationships between parents and the adult children caring for them.

Well Spouse Foundation
Resources for spouses and partners on caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse/partnercoping and survival skills, which includes an on-line chat forum for spousal caregivers

Information on Clinical Trials

Alzheimer's Association Trial Match
Alzheimer's Association Trial Match is a free service that makes it easy for people and families with Alzheimer's to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease) and location. 

National Institutes of Health (
Searchable listings offer up-to-date information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Provides information about each trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and contact information. 

Medline Plus-National Library of Medicine
Provides an interactive tutorial on clinical trials.

Food and Drug Administration For Consumers: Clinical Trials and Drug Development
Provides a detailed overview of clinical trials, including questions to ask when considering participating in a trial.  Available in Spanish. 

Legal Help

Legal Issues
American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Searchable database of elder law attorneys. 
1604 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716

National Senior Citizens Law Center
1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005


Resources at the Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospital

Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology (BBNG)
The Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology offers a comprehensive approach to the evaluation, treatment, and management of complex neurological and behavioral disorders, including issues related to memory and Alzheimer's disease.

Center for Neurologic Diseases (CND)
Learn about research being conducted at Brigham and Women's Center for Neurologic Diseases. CND IS a group of biomedical research laboratories working to elucidate the pathogenesis and treatment of certain unsolved neurological diseases: multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

Center for Older Adult Health in the Department of Aging
The Division of Aging offers both primary and consultative outpatient care for patients 65 and older. The approach is comprehensive, with care provided by specialists in geriatric medicine, focusing on prevention as well as providing expert care to manage acute and chronic conditions that can affect us as we age.

Laboratory for Experimental Alzheimer Drugs (LEAD)
LEAD is a chemistry laboratory investigating how small, drug-like molecules can be used to block a key biological step in the disease process. LEAD’s novel approach represents an important starting point for the development of rational and effective therapies.

Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center (MADRC)
Information on research, education and advocacy at CART's partner research center. Includes patient and caregiver resources and a Kid's Corner bibliography of educational materials for children.

Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease
Information about the science behind Alzheimer’s disease, including biomarkers, gene discovery, and new drug therapies.