National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
P.O. Box 5801
1-800-352-9424 (301) 496-5751
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading
U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system
disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information
about these disorders.
The Alzheimer's Association is a national organization that
provides educational materials, support groups, and community services for
people dealing with Alzheimer's disease. It has more than 200 local chapters
throughout the United States. The organization publishes a newsletter as well
as a wide range of brochures and videos. The Web site includes a lot of useful
information for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, as well as for
American Geriatrics Society: The AGS Foundation for
Health and Aging
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY��10118
The AGS Foundation for Health and Aging was started by
the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). The foundation works on behalf of older
adults in the areas of wellness and preventive care, self-responsibility and
independence, and connections to family and community.
site has stories about healthy aging, information on caring for elders at home,
and tips on winter safety, preparing for emergencies, and overcoming the
challenges to healthy aging. The site also has links to many other Internet
resources on aging.
Family Caregiver Alliance
180 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA��94104
1-800-445-8106 (415) 434-3388
This organization supports and assists people who are
providing long-term care at home. It also provides education, research,
services, and advocacy.
National Institute on Aging
Building 31, Room 5C27
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
(301) 496-1752 1-800-222-2225, Information Center
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the centers of the
U.S. National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to
understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
The NIA funds research and provides information about health and research
advances to the public and interested groups.