- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Alzheimer's Support Groups & Helpful Topics
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive and fatal disease of the brain. According to the Alzheimer's Association, "Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life." Although there is no cure, treatment can slow down the development of Alzheimer's disease.
The care of the individual with Alzheimer's disease usually falls on relatives and loved ones. Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be very difficult, thus it's important to seek information and support from professionals and Alzheimer's support groups.
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Support Groups
- Search for a local Alzheimer's support group in your community by visiting OurAlzheimers. In addition to Alzheimer's support group information, the website provides advice for treatment and prevention, carergiver information, and drug information.
- Join an online support group such as MDJunction to discuss your feelings and questions about Alzheimer's disease. Thousands of patients meet each day, without having to leave their homes.
- Join the The Alzheimer List, an e-mail based support group for family caregivers, persons with memory loss, and the professionals that serve them.