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.
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.
Restrained web design with a pleasant purple/white color scheme and excellent use of graphics, lists, and videos.
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.
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.
Investigates and demystifies Alzheimer's and dementia from many angles with detailed and comprehensive information
Contains many links for audience-specific information for patients and caregivers
Strikes a nice balance between informational resources and personal testimonials from patients and caregivers
Easy-to-read materials on diagnosis, stages, and treatments
Currency of the educational content is unknown
There is no proof, in the form of individual authors/editors and references, that the content is reliable
So much information that it can be overwhelming to choose what to explore next
Sponsors / Affiliations:
The Alzheimer’s Association, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded by individual donors, government agencies, corporations, foundations, and membership organizations
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