Highly Recommended

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's Association covers Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia with detailed and comprehensive information. There are links to many valuable resources, such as support groups and assistance programs. This website is highly recommended as one of the premier Alzheimer's websites available online, although the site would be enhanced by the inclusion or authors, referencing, and publication/review dates with individual topics.

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Review Date: 9/25/2019

Scoring

Ease of Use

The site's navigation is straightforward if using the major tabs to drill down into the content. And because there is such an immense amount of information on this website, the search bar filters blog results and research into their own categories.

Visual Design

Restrained web design with a pleasant purple/white color scheme and excellent use of graphics, lists, and videos.

Quality

Few resources cover Alzheimer's disease in more depth and scope than this website. It is a comprehensive, balanced, and unbiased resource for patients and caregivers. Unfortunately, there is no referencing to assure the reader that this is also high quality and recent information.

Credibility

Given the appearance of high quality content, it's a shame not to provide the information that confirms this. While the content is written by Alzheimer’s Association staff members it is unclear what involvement the very qualified medical and scientific advisory committee, including physicians, researchers, and clinicians, have with the educational content. There is no indication, other than the copyright date, when the content was written and/or updated.

Pros

  1. Investigates and demystifies Alzheimer's and dementia from many angles with detailed and comprehensive information
  2. Contains many links for audience-specific information for patients and caregivers
  3. Strikes a nice balance between informational resources and personal testimonials from patients and caregivers
  4. Easy-to-read materials on diagnosis, stages, and treatments

Cons

  1. Currency of the educational content is unknown
  2. There is no proof, in the form of individual authors/editors and references, that the content is reliable
  3. So much information that it can be overwhelming to choose what to explore next

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: The Alzheimer’s Association, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded by individual donors, government agencies, corporations, foundations, and membership organizations

Accreditations: BBB-accredited charity

Additional Features: Personalized action plan creator, online forum for patients and caregivers, Q&A, blog, links to local assistance programs and support groups, specialist locator , news coverage, eNewsletter, 24/7 helpline, caregiver training, clincal trial enrollment

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Bosnian, Finnish, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

Contact: info@alz.org

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