Education is the first step to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.
ALZinfo.org is a tool of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation to educate people about this devastating disease. The mission of the website is to educate, engage and create an online community with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to information and support via online chats, message boards and the most comprehensive resource databases available.
Whether you are afflicted with Alzheimer's, or a caregiver, or a loved one of an Alzheimer's patient, you are sure to find answers to your questions. Our Resource Locator will help you find local support on a variety of topics.
The Evolution of ALZinfo.org
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, founded in 1995, was created in answer to the recommendations of three U.S. Senate commissioned symposia held in the 1990s by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to gather information on the cause, care and cure of Alzheimer's disease. The Fisher Center was created following this design. The funding initiatives of the Foundation are appropriated accordingly to the three areas cited by the NIH task force cause, care and cure.
The primary resources of the Foundation are directed toward scientific research into the cause and hopefully the cure of Alzheimer's disease. To this end, the Foundation under the direction of its founder, Zachary Fisher, and in collaboration with David Rockefeller, constructed the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research at The Rockefeller University, headed by 2000 Nobel Prize winner, Paul Greengard, PhD. The 10,000 square foot laboratory is one of the most advanced in the US.
The Foundation also funds projects for the care of people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The Fisher Alzheimer's Disease Education and Resources Program at the New York University School of Medicine was established under the direction of Barry Reisberg, MD, internationally known expert in the care of Alzheimer's patients. The Foundation's Alzheimer's Information Program was created in 2001 to answer the primary need of caregivers for comprehensive, easily accessible information.
The Program working in collaboration with the American Medical Association, the National Council on the Aging, and the National Institutes of Health among others provides in depth information on the most current research studies, treatments, and disease management approaches to people with Alzheimer's disease and the family and professionals entrusted with their care through its website, www.ALZinfo.org and its complementary 1-800-ALZINFO phone system.