Disease Specific Organizations For Elders and Caregivers


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Disease Specific Organizations For Elders and Caregivers

  1. 1. Disease Specific Organizations For Elders and Caregivers
  2. 2. Here are some disease specific and health related agencies andwebsites to receive information, support and assistance - whether youare a family caregiver, a professional caregiver, or looking for additionalinformation on issues related to family caregiving.
  3. 3. Alzheimer’s Association (http://www.alz.org/)The Alzheimers Association is the worlds leading voluntary healthorganization in Alzheimers care, support and research.
  4. 4. Mental Health America (http://www.nmha.org/)Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental HealthAssociation) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALLpeople live mentally healthier lives.
  5. 5. American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/)The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-basedvoluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as amajor health problem.
  6. 6. American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (http://www.aagponline.org/)The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is the onlynational association that has products, activities and publications, whichfocus exclusively on the challenges of geriatric psychiatry.
  7. 7. American Heart Association (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/)The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization that fostersappropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deathscaused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  8. 8. American Diabetes Association (http://www.diabetes.org/)The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against thedeadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected bydiabetes.
  9. 9. American Stroke Association (http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/)American Stroke Association offers support and information for strokepatients, caregivers and their families.
  10. 10. American Psychological Association (http://www.apa.org)The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific andprofessional organization representing psychology in the United States.
  11. 11. National Parkinson Foundation (http://www.parkinson.org/)National Parkinson Foundation provides consumer and advocacyinformation related to Parkinson’s disease.
  12. 12. National Kidney Foundation (http://www.kidney.org/)National Kidney Foundation provides patient services, education,research to prevent kidney disease and promotes organ donation.
  13. 13. Arthritis Foundation (http://www.arthritis.org/)A voluntary health agency covering all arthritis and related conditions
  14. 14. National Osteoporosis Foundation (http://www.nof.org/)The National Osteoporosis Foundation is dedicated to preventingosteoporosis, promoting strong bones, and reducing human sufferingthrough education, advocacy and research.
  15. 15. American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) (http://www.theacpa.org/ )ACPA Offers patients and their families resources to better managechronic pain their lives including support groups, videos, and copingtips.
  16. 16. ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) Association (http://www.alsa.org/)The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fightingLou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.
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