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Alzheimer's Disease

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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It is possible that the main title of the report Alzheimer's Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

Synonyms

  • Presenile Dementia

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition of the brain affecting memory, thought and language. The degenerative changes of Alzheimer's disease lead to patches or plaques in the brain and the entanglement of nerve fibers (neurofibrillary tangles). Memory loss and behavioral changes occur as a result of these changes in brain tissue.

Resources

NIH/National Institute on Aging

31 Center Drive, MSC 2292

Building 31

Room 5C27

Bethesda, MD 20892

Tel: (301)496-1752

Fax: (301)496-1072

Tel: (800)222-2225

TDD: (800)222-4225

Email: bapquery@nia.nih.gov

Internet: http://www.nih.gov/nia



NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

P.O. Box 5801

Bethesda, MD 20824

Tel: (301)496-5751

Fax: (301)402-2186

Tel: (800)352-9424

TDD: (301)468-5981

Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



American Health Assistance Foundation

22512 Gateway Center Drive

Clarksburg, MD 20871

USA

Fax: (301)948-4403

Tel: (800)437-2423

Email: info@ahaf.org

Internet: http://www.ahaf.org



Alzheimer's Foundation of America

322 8th Ave, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10001

USA

Tel: (866)232-8484

Fax: (646)638-1546

Tel: (866)232-8484

Email: info@alzfdn.org

Internet: http://www.alzfdn.org



Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126

Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126

Tel: (301)251-4925

Fax: (301)251-4911

Tel: (888)205-2311

TDD: (888)205-3223

Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/



UCSF Memory and Aging Center

350 Parnassus Avenue

Suite 905

San Francisco, CA 94117

Tel: (415)476-6880

Fax: (415)476-4800

Email: mgeschwind@memory.ucsf.edu

Internet: http://www.memory.ucsf.edu



John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation

11620 Wilshire Blvd

Suite 270

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: (310)445-4650

Fax: (310)479-0516

Email: dwerthe@earthlink.net

Internet: http://www.jdfaf.org



C-Mac Informational Services, Inc.

120 Clinton Lane

Cookeville, TN 38501-8946

Tel: (931)268-1201

Email: caregiver_cmi@hotmail.com

Internet: http://www.caregivernews.org



For a Complete Report

This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to MyD-H, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock patient portal. You must be a registered MyD-H user for the Lebanon, Manchester, or Nashua locations to access this site.

The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

Last Updated:  1/8/2007

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