Highly Recommended

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's Association covers Alzheimer's disease and related forms of cognitive impairment with links to resources, support groups, advocacy materials, and an e-newsletter. This website is highly recommended as one of the premier Alzheimer's websites available online.

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Review Date: 3/5/2018

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. A comprehensive, balanced, and unbiased resource for patients, caregivers, and researchers.

Credibility

Pages don't include author names or dates of publication/revision. But the content is written by Alzheimer’s Association staff members and reviewed by subject matter experts including physicians, researchers, and clinicians.

Pros

  1. Investigates and demystifies Alzheimer's and dementia from many angles
  2. Contains many links for audience-specific information for patients, caregivers, researchers, and advocates
  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
  5. Up-to-date and medically accurate content based on highly credible research conducted by the Alzheimer's Foundation and affiliates

Cons

  1. 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: User forums, blog, local support finder, eNewsletter, advocacy tutorials, 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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