Alzheimer's Disease

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Presenile Dementia

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition of the brain affecting memory, thought and language. The degenerative changes of Alzheimer's disease lead to patches or plaques in the brain and the entanglement of nerve fibers (neurofibrillary tangles). Memory loss and behavioral changes occur as a result of these changes in brain tissue.

Resources

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)997-4488
Fax: (914)997-4763
Tel: (888)663-4637
Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
USA
Tel: (312)335-8700
Fax: (866)699-1246
Tel: (800)272-3900
TDD: (312)335-5886
Email: info@alz.org
Internet: http://www.alz.org

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
Tel: (301)495-3311
Fax: (301)495-3334
Tel: (800)438-4380
Email: adear@alzheimers.org
Internet: http://www.alzheimers.org

Juliano, Denise, M.S.W.
Department of Admissions
Neuropsychiatric Research Hospital
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
SE
Washington, DC 20032
Tel: (202)373-6100

NIH/National Institute on Aging
PO Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20892-8057
Tel: (301)496-1752
Tel: (800)222-2225
Internet: http://www.nih.gov/nia

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
TDD: (301)468-5981
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

American Health Assistance Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
USA
Fax: (301)948-4403
Tel: (800)437-2423
Email: eberger@ahaf.org
Internet: http://www.ahaf.org

Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System
vasculitisoftheCNS@yahoogroups.com
Tel: (770)978-5636
Email: SunnyBrook222@aol.com
Internet: http://www.VasculitisoftheCNS@yahoogroups.com

Stem Cell Research Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
USA
Tel: (877)842-3442
Email: info@stemcellresearchfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.stemcellresearchfoundation.org

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 8th Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
USA
Tel: (866)232-8484
Fax: (646)638-1546
Tel: (866)232-8484
Email: info@alzfdn.org
Internet: http://www.alzfdn.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

UCSF Memory and Aging Center
350 Parnassus Avenue
Suite 706
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415)476-6800
Fax: (415)476-4800
Internet: http://memory.ucsf.edu

John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation
11620 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 270
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310)445-4650
Fax: (310)479-0516
Email: dwerthe@earthlink.net
Internet: http://www.jdfaf.org

C-Mac Informational Services, Inc.
120 Clinton Lane
Cookeville, TN 38501-8946
Tel: (931)268-1201
Email: caregiver_cmi@hotmail.com
Internet: http://www.caregivernews.org

For a Complete Report

For a Complete Report

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