Medical Websites: Alzheimer's Association Resources for Physicians

August 26, 2010

Learn about the great tools, guidelines, and information for physicians provided by the Alzheimer's Association.

A number of key resources are presented in this section of Alzheimer’s Association (AA) website that make it one of the most useful Alzheimer’s sites for physicians, including references for diagnostic criteria, guidelines for disease management, and links to resources from other professional organizations. Site visitors can download the 40-page Tools for Early Identification, Assessment and Treatment document, which the AA created with the National Care Consortium; link to information on treatment, counseling families, coordinated care, and educational and outreach materials for African Americans and Spanish-speaking, Chinese, and Korean populations; and view the Alzheimer’s Research Center website. External resources that are linked to include “Early Alzheimer’s Disease: Patient and Family Guide,” from the Agency for Health C are Policy and Research Guidelines; “Guideline Summary for Point of Care: Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Dementia,” from the American Academy of Neurology; and “Position Statement: Principles of Care for Patients with Dementia Resulting from Alzheimer’s Disease,” from the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry.”

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More Alzheimer's resources for physicians:

  • Current Pharmacologic Treatment of Dementia: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Guideline for Alzheimer's Disease Management
  • Tools for Early Identification, Assessment, and Treatment for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
  • Preservation of Cognitive Functioning in Depressed, Demented Geriatric Patients with Cardiovascular Risk Factors
  • Overcoming Recruitment Challenges for Brain Tissue Donation: The University of Wisconsin, Madison Alzheimer's Disease Brain Bank
  • Toward a Multidimensional Formulation of Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology