AD is a chronic, progressive disease that affects individuals, their families, and their friends. Its progression is different for every person. Fortunately, due to the large number of people diagnosed with this disease, several organizations (see Table 4) are available to provide comprehensive support for the individual diagnosed with AD, their family members, caregivers, and health care providers. Many of these organizations have regional and local components. The Alzheimer’s Association has resources available in 13 countries and information on their website can be provided in 14 languages. The organizations listed in Table 4:

  • Provide information about the disease
  • Identify support groups
  • Identify healthcare providers and medical centers that have expertise in AD
  • Offer financial information
  • Award grants
  • Report the latest research
  • Provide suggestions to promote living well and independence
  • Educate health care providers
Table 4. Organizations that provide support for individuals diagnosed with AD, caregivers, and healthcare providers.
Organization Website
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Alzheimer Society of Canada