Alzheimer's Disease

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Disorder Subdivisions

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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.

Supporting Organizations

American Health Assistance Foundation

22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
USA
Fax: (301)948-4403
Tel: (800)437-2423
Email: info@ahaf.org
Website: http://www.ahaf.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
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

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

NIH/National Institute on Aging

31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
Building 31
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: (301)496-1752
Fax: (301)496-1072
Tel: (800)222-2225
Email: niaic@nia.nih.gov
Website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/

UCSF Memory and Aging Center

350 Parnassus Avenue
Suite 905
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415)476-4800
Email: mgeschwind@memory.ucsf.edu
Website: http://www.memory.ucsf.edu

For a Complete Report

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Last Updated:  1/8/2007
Copyright  2007 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.