Guest Author - Kim Lynch
Losing not just the memories of a life time, but the memory of how to tie a shoe or make a cup of coffee is the nightmare of Alzheimer's Disease.
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia. By the age of 85 your chances of developing Alzheimer's Disease rises to almost fifty percent. This terrible disease impacts not just the patient, but family and friends who must watch the person they love slowly disappear.
The amount of time and energy required of the loved ones of an Alzheimer patient increases as the disease takes it's tool. As care giving becomes the primary focus of life, the patient and family often become isolated. Below are web sites that provide information, resources and support.
The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
The Alzheimer's Weekly
The Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
Alzheimers Research Center
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Mayo Clinic Alzheimer Center
Pro Health Alzheimer's Support
WebMD Alzheimer's Health Center
Alzheimer's Disease Information and Resources
Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation
Family Caregiver's Alliance
National Family Caregivers Associations
Merck Alzheimer's Disease - Caring for Your Loved One