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Early Alzheimer's diseases; Clinical Practice Guideline - Consumer Version
Excellent description of the symptoms and clinical course of Alzheimer's diseases with a guide to tests used and how to talk to your doctor about the diagnosis. This is operated by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHCRQ) - Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. AHRQ's broad programs of research bring practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers and other health care purchasers.

Early Alzheimer's Disease: Recognition and Assessment
Another AHCRQ page that accompanies the one listed above.

Management Of Dementing Disorders
The recognition, assessment and management of dementing disorders: conclusions from the Canadian Consensus Conference on Dementia - Special supplement to Canadian Medical Association Journal 1999;160 (12 Suppl). that describes the clinical symptoms and causes of dementia and the suggested clinical tests to diagnose dementia.

Alzheimer Society of Canada
Very useful source of information about Alzheimer's disease and relevant links.

Family Caregiver Alliance - Clearinghouse

An incredible treasure trove of research findings and trends, information on specific diagnosis of cognitive disorders, statistics on long term care, recommended readings and a full listing of FCA publications, Fact Sheets and the most current issue of Update, FCA's quarterly newsletter. Provides information about a wide range of neurological disorders and their cognitive and behavioural consequence. A must link for all caregivers as well as health-care professionals.

American Heart and Stroke Association
A good source of information about stroke and the aftermath. Includes helpful guides about communication problems and caregiving.


Information about the symptoms, pathology and diagnosis of Lewy Body disease but also has references to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Good site for professionals as well as lay people.

Parkinson's disease
A UK based web site with useful information about Parkinson's disease for the lay person as well as professionals.

Annotated Reading List On Pick's Disease And Frontal Lobe Dementia
Contains a reading list about Pick's disease as well as links to other sites.

CANDID - Counselling AND Diagnosis In Dementia
Very useful fact sheets available that describe various dementing illnesses for caregivers and health-care professionals.

Pick's Disease Support Group
Operated by the Pick's Disease Support Group, an International Support Group set up by carers of fronto-temporal dementia: Pick's disease and Frontal Lobe Degeneration, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Corticobasal Degeneration and Alcohol Related Dementia.

Today's Caregiver

Online version of print version of Today's Caregiver magazine. Provides e-mail newsletters for various topics.

Caregiver Network

A Canadian based web site with useful information for caregivers. Contains information about services available primarily in the Toronto area. Useful resource for professionals as well as caregivers.

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