A new website recently launched by the Department of Health and Human Services offers information and resources about Alzheimer disease and related dementias. Users can find links to authoritative, up-to-date information from agencies and organizations with expertise in these areas and comprehensive information from federal, state, and private organizations on a range of topics. Visitors to www.alzheimers.gov/ will find tools to identify local resources that can help with the challenges of daily living, emotional needs, and financial issues related to dementia. Video interviews with real family caregivers explain why such information is essential to successful caregiving.
It's not too late to register for APTA's 2-day preconference course Alzheimer Disease: Rehabilitation Considerations in the Examination, Evaluation, and Interventions, to be held June 5-6 in Tampa, Florida. This 5-part course will address pathological changes, functional manifestations, and changing rehabilitation perspectives related to Alzheimer disease. The course offers 1.7 CEUs (17 contact hours/CCUs).