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Announcing Alzheimers.net: A Caregiving Community and Resource

Dana Larsen
By Dana LarsenAugust 26, 2013

In response to customer demand for detailed Alzheimer’s and dementia news, research insight, advocate awareness and a caregiver community, A Place for Mom has created a new online community: Alzheimers.net. 

A Place for Mom recently launched Alzheimers.net, a community-focused website that will provide a detailed hub of Alzheimer’s-related information for caregivers as well as the general public seeking more information on the heart-wrenching epidemic. Visitors will find the latest Alzheimer’s news and resources, along with a supportive community and featured subject experts, such as scientists and advocate organizations.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including one in eight older Americans—and that statistic is expected to more than double in the next 40 years. And since it’s the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed—the nation needs to begin preparing for the Silver Tsunami. So it’s important for people to get informed about one of the nation’s leading epidemics, and Alzheimers.net is on a mission to educate America about this debilitating disease that is plaguing America.

Join the Alzheimer’s Community Forum

Alzheimers.net will host a forum where caregivers and people can start conversations. The goal is to make this one-stop dementia awareness site the most informative Alzheimer’s focused forum on the Web where people can go to ask questions or start conversations. Caregivers and families can play an important role in the forum as they:

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  • Are often Alzheimer’s subject-matter experts themselves
  • Are advocates towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s
  • Can help network the forum to gain professional and medical insight and information

Here’s how you can create an account on Alzheimers.net (it’s easy to do!):

    1. Create an account by signing in with your email, Facebook or Twitter account — You can either do this by clicking on the green “Join Now” button or “Register” link — or just by clicking on the Facebook or Twitter social buttons (and please report any issues/bugs you notice going through the process)
    2. Start a conversation on the forums with some of your best Alzheimer’s-related questions

Also, please encourage others to also join the forums—nothing works better than word-of-mouth. By joining the Alzheimer’s.net forum, you will not only gain valuable information and support; you will also become part of a community who understands and can empathize with the disease.

If you’re looking for an Alzheimer’s caregiving community, look no further than Alzheimers.net. And don’t hesitate to let us know what you think! We welcome feedback to make your experience the best possible.

You can also visit Alzheimers.net social communities!

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