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Alzheimer's Support Groups & Helpful Topics

Updated on May 23, 2011

Alzheimer's Disease

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┬áto 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.

Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

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      Zeal 2 years ago

      If time is money you've made me a weaethilr woman.

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      Karen 6 years ago

      I am almost 47 years old and have been taking care of my 86 yr old mother who suffers from this deadly Alzheimers desese I believe that she is already in the 3rd stages I would like to join a support group to be able to understand this desese better and to be able to interact with others dealing with the same problem!!

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      futonfraggle 8 years ago

      My grandmother started showing signs just before she passed on. It's such a terrible, frightening disease. I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      My grand pa suffered from Alzheimers before he died. I wish I had this information then. We had no clue what he was going through. It was all put down to a eight nine year old man's flagging memory.