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Education

Alzheimer’s Association
http://www.alz.org/
The Alzheimer’s Association has a national network of chapters that provide programs and services to persons with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers, and health care professionals.

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
http://www.aagpgpa.org/
The AAGP is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late life mental disorders.

The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center Home Page
http://www.brain.northwestern.edu/
The CN-ADC is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the following pursuits: Conducting research to discover how the brain coordinates mental functions such as memory, language, attention, and emotion; transferring the benefits of this research to patients with brain diseases that impair cognitive function; and training researchers and clinicians who want to work in this field.

The Alzheimer Page (Washington University)
http://alzheimer.wustl.edu/
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO researches various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related brain disorders.

National Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc.
http://www.parkinson.org/
Information and resource guide for Parkinson’s patients and their families.

The Arlette Johnson Young Parkinson’s Center
http://www.apdaparkinson.com/youthpd.htm
The average age of diagnosis is 60. However, 10 – 20% of persons with PD develop it before the age of 50. About half of these are diagnosed before the age of 40.

National Association for Area Agencies on Aging
http://www.n4a.org/default.cfm
N4A’s mission is to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
www.alfa.org
ALFA is a site dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors. Their member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through national conferences, research, publications, and executive networks. ALFA works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
www.NHPCO.org
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

California Hospice and Palliative Care Association
www.Calhospice.org
The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA) is a not-for-profit organization that represents hospice and palliative care providers; Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly; and healthcare professionals in California and Nevada.

California Association for Health Services at Home
www.cahsah.org
CAHSAH is dedicated to being the preeminent source of advocacy, education and information reflecting the full diversity of the home care industry. The California Association for Health Services at Home is an advocacy component for the health care delivery system. Their purpose is to promote quality home care and enhance the effectiveness of their members.