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Early Alzheimer's Disease
Patient and Family Guide

© Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

  • Depression Is a Treatable Illness: Patient Guide discusses major depressive disorder, which usually can be treated successfully with the help of a health professional. (AHCPR Publication No. 93-0053)
  • Recovering After a Stroke: Patient and Family Guide tells how to help a person who has had a stroke achieve the best possible recovery. (AHCPR Publication No. 95-0664)
  • Understanding Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Patient Guide describes why people lose urine when they dont want to and what can be done about it. (AHCPR Publication No. 96-0684)
  • Preventing Pressure Ulcers: Patient Guide discusses symptoms and causes of bed sores and ways to prevent them. (AHCPR Publication No. 92-0048)
  • Treating Pressure Sores: Consumer Guide describes basic steps of care for bed sores. (AHCPR Publication No. 95-0654)
For more information on these or other guidelines, or to receive printed copies of this booklet, call toll-free: 800-358-9295.

Or write to:

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Publications Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8547
Silver Spring, MD 20907

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Resources for Patients and Families

Many kinds of help are available for patients with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers. The list below gives information for contacting national organizations. They can refer you to local chapters and other resources where you live.

Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL
(312)335-8700
800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
Silver Spring, MD
800-438-4380

Administration on Aging
Washington, DC
(202)619-1006

Eldercare Locator
Washington, DC
800-677-1116

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Washington, DC
(202)434-2277
800-424-3410

Children of Aging Parents
Levittown, PA
(215)945-6900

Help for Incontinent People

Spartanburg, SC
(803)579-7900
800-BLADDER

Insurance Consumer Helpline

Washington, DC
800-942-4242

Medicare Hotline
Baltimore, MD
800-638-6833

National Hospice Organization
Arlington, VA
(703)243-5900
800-658-8898

Social Security Information
800-772-1213
(open 7 am-7 pm in all time zones)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 501
Rockville, MD 20852

AHCPR Publication No. 96-0704
September 1996


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