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    Alzheimer's Disease

    Important
    It is possible that the main title of the report Alzheimer's Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

    Synonyms

    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

    NIH/National Institute on Aging
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
    Building 31
    Room 5C27
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    Tel: (301)496-1752
    Fax: (301)496-1072
    Tel: (800)222-2225
    TDD: (800)222-4225
    Email: bapquery@nia.nih.gov
    Internet: http://www.nih.gov/nia

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

    UCSF Memory and Aging Center
    350 Parnassus Avenue
    Suite 905
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    Tel: (415)476-6880
    Fax: (415)476-4800
    Email: mgeschwind@memory.ucsf.edu
    Internet: http://www.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:

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

    The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

    It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

    This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

    For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

    Last Updated: 1/8/2007
    Copyright 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

    WebMD Medical Reference from the National Organization for Rare Disorders

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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