Being a Savvy Consumer, and More on Alzheimer's Disease
Annotation:Alzheimer’s Association - An introduction to Medicare and Medicaid, programs with significant applicability to dementia care, as well as links to sources of more detailed information.
Annotation:Alzheimer’s Association - An overview of the possible costs of Alzheimer's care, with resources for assistance.
Annotation:AGS Foundation for Health in Aging - Provides questions to ask the doctor about dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The page is part of Aging in the Know created by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Foundation for Health in Aging.
Annotation:National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health - A comprehensive overview and links to resources in Medline Plus, some in languages other than English, including Chinese.
Annotation:The national version of the web site with an emphasis on national news, general information and advocacy.
Annotation:Provides information and resources to individuals with dementia and their families and caregivers.
Annotation:U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud.
Annotation:SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information.
Annotation:National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health - This article provides consumer tips for evaluating the quality of health information Web sites
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