An estimated 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease, a number that has more than doubled since 1980 and which could reach 16 million by 2050. One in 10 people surveyed in a Gallup Poll commissioned by the Alzheimer's Association state that a family member is afflicted with the disease.
Of the numerous books and publications available, very few explore the effect this growing affliction renders on young children. In a touching and intimately woven manner, Antoinette "Toni" Durben shares the compelling story of her husband Servatius' demise in the grips of Alzheimer's and how it affected his grandchildren. The voices of innocence lend a unique insight into the powerful impact this perplexing disease truly holds.
Including valuable resources, Grandpa Isn't Grandpa Anymore is an invaluable "tool" for those affected by Alzheimer's Disease and those not yet so, lending a compassionate shoulder while providing practical direction.
A comprehensive site with information dedicated to research, cause, caregivers, and links to doctors.
Safe Return Hotline
Provides information on how to join the Alzheimer's Association identification-registry program as a precaution for patients who may wander away from home.
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers
Service of the National Institute on Aging with links to 29 Alzheimer's Disease Centers across the U.S.
Alzheimer's Women's Association for Resources and Education http://www.alzdallas.org/Development/aware.htm
Provide support and assistance to persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, as well as to their families and other caregivers.
Alzheimer's Association (Greater Dallas Chapter) http://www.alzdallas.org
The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter, provides support and assistance to persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; and to their families and other caregivers. The chapter encourages and supports research into the cause, improved diagnosis, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer's disease.
National Institute on Aging
Provides leadership in aging research, training, health information, dissemination, and other programs related to aging and older people.
Alzheimer's Disease International
Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is the umbrella organization of Alzheimer associations around the world. They aim to help establish and strengthen Alzheimer associations throughout the world, and to raise global awareness about Alzheimer's disease and all other causes of dementia.
Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study
Website is part of a larger Web community that offers information about Alzheimer's Disease research, treatment, and related topics.
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