|Overview||Splendid tutorial on the causes,
diagnosis and treatment of dementia by the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia at the
University of California Irvine.
|Facts about Alzheimers Disease and Other Forms of Dementia||Practical information about the Alzheimers
disease and related dementias from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center,
sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.
|Short Version of facts About Alzheimers||Portable fact sheet from the American Acadamy of
Neurology is brief but comprehensive.
|The Alzheimers Association||If you know its Alzheimers disease,
visit the Alzheimers Association site for information, local contacts and support.
Produced by one of the best health organizations of its kind in the country.
|Family Health Talks About Alzheimers Disease||Information and support presented by the creator of
Family Internet, Jo Danna, whose mother had Alzheimers disease. Includes on-line
version of the Patient and Family Guide for Alzheimers, a publication of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.
|Overview||HealthGuide Online explains the symptoms, causes and
current treatments for Parkinsons disease. Provides in-depth discussion of popular
medications for this illness. (Note: You may need your reading glasses to view this site
due to small type and poor color contrasts.)
|The Parkinsons Web||Comprehensive information and contacts site about
Parkinsons disease, created by Ken Bernstein at Massachusetts General Hospital.
|Surgical Treatment||Jump directly to the Surgical Treatments page on
Parkinsons Web to learn about surgical procedures that are offering new hope to
sufferers of this disease
|Overview||Basic tutorial on heart disease and stroke from the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Easy reading with large, clear lettering and
user-friendly page design.
|National Stroke Association||Resources and information on stroke prevention,
treatment, rehabilitation and research, plus support for stroke survivors and their
|Index of Stroke and Heart Issues||American Heart Associations 1997 A-Z Heart and
Stroke Guide answers questions on scores of topics.
|Other Illnesses and Resources|
|Neurological Disorders||Neurological Webforums at MGH gathers personal
stories, expert commentary and other messages from around the world on specific
neurological disorders and treatments. Tedious to use, but you may find helpful
information from someone in exactly your situation on this interesting site.
|Cancer, Heart Disease and Other Common Illnesses||Select "Guided Tours" on this site by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for quick access to federal and non-profit
sites dealing with cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other major illnesses.
|Hospice Care||Visit the award-winning Hospice and Home Care page of
Growth House, located in San Francisco, to learn about the best ways to care for terminal
|The Medical Reference Desk||ElderNet has collected links to several medical and
drug information sites, including general medical sites and sites just for prescription
and over-the-counter drug information. Look here if you cant find the information
you need elsewhere on this page.
|Associations to Fight Disease|
|National Institutes of Health||The NIH has compiled an extensive online directory
of associations organized to fight disease and other groups focused on needs of the
elderly. Each organization gets a page of information. Most have websites; NIH gives you
the Web addresses, but no hyperlinks.
|American Medical Association||Links to other disease-specific associations and
related medical sites complied by the AMA.
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