For those interested in brain donation

  • With a mission of increasing brain donation to advance science, the Brain Donor Project works to simplify the process of donating post-mortem brains for research. It is governed by a board of directors that includes representatives from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), which oversee the NeuroBioBank of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Useful facts for families and caregivers

Caregiver support information

  • Packed with tips, interviews, and research article updates.

  • Extensive caregiving information featuring emotional support, legal, and nursing/nursing home information.

  • Along with good information for caregivers (or carers), this site offers comprehensive information on Alzheimers, including prevalence in Europe.

  • Comprehensive clearing house for caregivers and health professionals working with ethnic elders with dementia.

  • A community and information resource for patients, caregivers, and families coping with diseases, disorders and chronic illness.

  • AFA offers caregivers several ways to connect with other caregivers and AFA's team of licensed social workers.

Of special interest to minority patients and families