Patient, Family and Caregiver Resources

Happy elderly womanThe resources provided on this website are designed for patients, family members, and caregivers who are seeking reliable information on daily issues associated with having memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or caring for a loved one with AD.  The materials provided are intended to be used in conjunction with advice provided by your medical care professional.  If someone you know is experiencing memory changes and is having trouble with activities that were previously easy, please consider scheduling an appointment for a memory diagnostic workup. A specialist with experience in memory disorders can evaluate your loved one and provide treatment and follow-up care as needed.

“It’s estimated that more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease — a devastating disease that causes people to lose memory, personality and even the ability to care for themselves.

Because baby boomers are living longer, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that number will triple by the year 2050 — however, researchers say they are confident that new diagnostic techniques and medications now in development will improve the quality of life for patients and their families.”

– Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Accent Health

View CNN’s Accent Health segment on Alzheimer’s disease from November 2008, featuring Dr. Robert Stern, Co-Director of the BU ADCRP and Acting Director of the BU ADC Clinical Core.  The piece also features BU ADCRP research participant, Skip Curtis, and his wife, Meg, describing Meg’s experience as an AD caregiver.