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Resources for Alzheimer's patients and caregivers

July 26, 2010|By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times

For basic information on Alzheimer's disease, including the latest research developments, go to the website of the National Institute on Aging.

For caregiving advice and guidance, contact the National Alliance for Caregiving.

For various information and news on the disease, contact the national Alzheimer's Assn., which also showcases the latest in Alzheimer's research and science.

To participate in a new Alzheimer's Assn. program that matches people with the disease (and related dementias) to clinical trials for which they may be eligible, go the website or call (800) 272-3900. The service is free and confidential.

For Southern California programs, services and information, contact the Alzheimer's Assn. California Southland Chapter:

24-hour Helpline: (800) 272-3900

Chapter headquarters: (323) 938-3379

Regional offices: Greater East L.A., Orange County, Greater San Fernando Valley,

Inland Empire, Greater East Los Angeles, Coachella Valley and Southwest Riverside

County.

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