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Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to "compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease" for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public.

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is a voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance quality care and support for individuals, their families and care partners.

Alzheimer's Association: Pennsylvania Chapter
"We will stand by Pennsylvanians touched by Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, by advancing research and assuring that individuals, families and communities have the most useful information, care and support throughout the journey."

FamiliAlzheimer (Spanish)
A Spanish-language web site providing a virtual online community of support for those affected by Alzheimer's Disease.

The National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
Some specific aims of the NACC are to foster collaborative research among ADCs for research questions best addressed by hypothesis-driven data collection and analysis of new or existing data and to provide statistical and epidemiologic consulting concerning research questions, study designs and analytic methods best suited to the overall NACC database or the individual Centers.

National Family Caregiver Support Program
The Alzheimer's resource room on this website offers a wide variety of information ranging from facts about Alzheimer's disease to caregiving tips to caring for the caregiver.

National Institute on Aging Resource
List for managing communication and behavioral problems in people with AD.

National Institute of Health
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. It is an Agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
"Our mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
One of 25 Institutes and Centers (ICs) comprising the National Institutes of Health, NINDS has occupied a central position in the world of neuroscience for nearly 50 years. Its extramural program supports 2,240 research project grants and 85 research contracts. Institutional training grants and individual fellowships support 585 scientists in training; another 246 "career awards" provide a range of research experience and support for faculty members at various levels. Scientists in the Institute's laboratories and clinics conduct research in most of the major areas of neuroscience and many of the most important and challenging neurological disorders.

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

National Respite Network
This site serves as a National respite locator.

Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is headed by a Commissioner and has a staff of over 65,000 employees within an organizational structure of 13 offices. SSA's central office is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The field organization, which is decentralized to provide services at the local level, includes 10 regional offices, 6 processing centers, and approximately 1300 field offices.

U.S. Department of Justice - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.

University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurology
In 1994 the Department of Neurology established a center of excellence in basic research to complement the clinical activities of the department. In support of the center, the University of Pittsburgh provided space on the fifth floor of the newly constructed South Wing of the Biomedical Science Tower, which has housed the majority of the department's laboratories since July 1996.

University of Pittsburgh WPIC
For more than 50 years, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) has been a national leader in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.

University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging
The University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging was established to improve the quality of care and overall health and well-being of older adults in southwestern Pennsylvania by linking and enhancing the research, education, and clinical efforts of the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and other government and publicly funded organizations