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Links to sites that address Alzheimer's disease

Link to a discussion group on Alzheimer's disease:
     http://www.memtrax.net/forum/  (The MemTrax Open Forum)

Link to National Memory Screening Day:
     http://www.nationalmemoryscreening.org/
  (The Alzheimer's Foundation of America sponsors National Memory Screening Day -
   a day in November to get a screening test for memory problems)
     (Dr. Ashford is Chair of the Memory Screening Advisory Board)

Links to organizations that address Alzheimer's disease:
     http://www.alzfdn.org/  (Alzheimer's Foundation of America)
     http://www.alzforum.org/  (Alzheimer Forum - discusses research advances)
     http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/ (ADEAR, sponsored by the NIA)
     http://www.worldeventsforum.com/ (World Event Forum)
     http://www.alz.org/ (Alzheimer's Association)
     http://www.aagpgpa.org/ (American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry)
     http://www.ahaf.org/   (American Health Assistance Foundation)
     http://www.alz.co.uk/   (United Kingdom Alzheimer's Disease International)
     http://www.liaf.org/  (Long Island Alzheimer Foundation)
     http://www.jdfaf.org/  (John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation)
  (a personal note, Dr. French, my first adviser at UCLA,  was a famous neurosurgeon and brain researcher and a very generous individual, JWA)

Links related to medications (FDA approved for Alzheiimer's disease):
     http://www.razadyneer.com/  (Janssen's site supporting galantamine)
     http://www.aricept.com/   (Pfizer/Essai's site supporting donepezil)
     http://www.exelon.com/   (Novartis' site supporting rivastigmine)
     http://www.namenda.com/   (Forest's site supporting memantine)

     http://www.drugalert.org/ drugalert.org provides critical drug information on the side effects of specific prescription medications
    For seniors, see: http://www.drugalert.org/safety/senior-citizen-safety-medication

     http://www.drugwatch.com/ DrugWatch.com provides up-to-date drug information on the side effects of common prescriptions and over-the-counter medications

Links to sites offering Dr. Ashford's Memtrax memory tests:
     http://www.memtrax.com/  (MemTrax - clinical computer memory assessment)
     http://www.memtrax.net/  (MemTrax Social Network - internet memory games)

The Brief Alzheimer Screen is recommended by Dr. Ashford:
     http://www.medafile.com/bas.htm

Dr. Ashford considers the APOE genotype to be the most important factor
     associated with causing dementia. This is an important family problem!
See these scientific papers by Dr. Ashford:
     Ashford & Mortimer, 2002
     Ashford, 2004
     Raber, Huang, Ashford, 2004
For sites offering APOE genotyping and genetic testing, consider:
(note, the use of APOE genotyping for Alzheimer diagnosis is patented,
however, this test can be done for determining general and vascular risk.
     Berkeley HeartLab (this is a formal clinical lab)
     23andme (this site is trying to determine family links for many diseases.

Links to other sites offering tests for dementia:
     http://www.gpcog.com  (The General Practitioner assessment of COGnition)
     http://www.camcog.com  (Cambridge Cognition, Camdex and CANTAB)
     http://www.cognisyst.com  (Cognisyst, Inc, see Word Memory Test)
     http://www.queendom.com   (see Visual Memory Test)
     http://www.psychtests.com   (various psychological tests)
     http://www.alzheimersscreen.com (a computer-based neuropsych test)

Links to sites offering assisted living information:
     http://www.homeinstead.com  (Home Care Providers)
        (Dr. Ashford recently met with this group in Mountain View, California)
     http://www.assisted-living-directory.com/  (Assisted Living Directory)
     http://www.assistedlivingfacilities.org/  (Assisted Living Facilities)
     http://www.myseniorcare.com  (Senior Care Providers)

Recommended site offering brain training programs:


Dr. Ashford is the Clinical Editor of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

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