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Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers. AoA works with and through the Aging Services Network to promote the development of a comprehensive and coordinated system of home and community-based long-term care that is responsive to the needs and preferences of older people and their family caregivers. AoA is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Aging, who reports directly to the Secretary.

Review Date: July 28, 2011

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) publications cover such topics as medical treatment effectiveness, health care costs and utilization, health care expenditures, health information systems, health technology assessment, clinical practice guidelines, and funding opportunities for grants and contracts. AHRQ makes documents available free of charge through its Publications Clearinghouse. Other AHRQ documents are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Review Date: June 22, 2011

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National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve the health of the Nation by supporting research: in the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and cure of human diseases; in the processes of human growth and development; in the biological effects of environmental contaminants in the understanding of mental, addictive and physical disorders; in directing programs for the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information in medicine and health, including the development and support of medical libraries and the training of medical librarians and other health information specialists. Compromised of 27 seperate Institutes and Centers, NIH is located in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH provides information and materials to assist the general public, professional public, and media representatives in understanding the new and developing health advances from the NIH.

Review Date: August 17, 2011

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NIH Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, National Institute on Aging

The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center is a service of the federal government's National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the National Institutes of Health. The Center provides accurate, up-to-date information about Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders to patients and their families, caregivers, health care providers, and the public. The center operates a toll-free information and referral line, 1-800-438-4380, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Callers can get answers to basic questions about AD, caregiving, research findings, and treatment studies; free publications; and referrals to other organizations for additional information and services.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS

The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. To have the greatestimpact on preventing disease and improving human health, the NIEHS focuses on basic science, disease-oriented research, global environmental health, and multidisciplinary training for researchers. The NIEHS achieves its mission through: Extramural research and training, funded by grants and contracts, to scientists, environmental health professionals, and other groups worldwide, Intramural research conducted by scientists at the NIEHS facility and in partnership with scientists at universities and hospitals, Toxicological testing and test validation by the National Toxicology Program, and Outreach and communications programs that provide reliable health information to the public and scientific resources to researchers.

Review Date: July 12, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health, seeks to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on the mind, brain, and behavior. NIMH provides a wide range of information based on that research. Publications are available through the NIMH Web site or by calling the NIMH information center for information and to order publications.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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NIH National Institute on Aging

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research. The Institute's mission is to: •Support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. •Foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging. •Communicate information about aging and advances in research on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

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NIH National Institute on Aging

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research. The Institute's mission is to: •Support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. •Foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging. •Communicate information about aging and advances in research on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

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NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Health Information publications from the National Institute on Aging can be ordered online. You can search or browse to find titles at http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications.

Review Date: June 16, 2011

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Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to heighten public awareness of this degenerative brain disorder, provide support for patients and their families, aid research efforts, and advocate for legislation that responds to the needs of patients and family members of Alzheimer's Disease. The network includes more than 100 chapters and 1,800 support groups across the country. The Alzheimer's Association also maintains a toll-free 24-hour information and referral telephone number which provides information packets and referral to the nearest Association chapter. The Green-Field Library provides standard library services.

Review Date: January 02, 2009

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Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is a program of research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Supported by a major grant from the National Institute on Aging, the ADRC seeks to discover the causes of Alzheimer's disease (AD), effective treatments, and ways to help those afflicted with the disease and their families.

Review Date: March 28, 2011

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American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is a professional society composed of neurologists and professionals in related fields who share a common goal of continued growth and development of the neurological sciences.

Review Date: February 05, 2009

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BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds research into cures for Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.

Review Date: March 14, 2013

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Family Caregiver Alliance

Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers. Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy. Uniting research, policy and practice, FCA established the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) to advance the development of high-quality, cost effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country.

Review Date: June 09, 2011

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