Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alzheimer's Disease Community

I wanted to let you know a little more about the Alzheimer's Disease Community on Medpedia. Jennifer Hawkins introduced me to Medpedia this week, and she wrote:

The Community has article pages, discussion boards, a Q&A feature, links to related Communities of Interest on Medpedia (like the "Elder Care Community"), links to medical/health groups related to Alzheimer's Disease, and a section for "Related News & Analysis" where your blog and other dementia/caregiving related blogs appear. We just last week launched a new Clinical Trial feature that makes information on related topics readily available in the communities. You can see the search results for "dementia" in Medpedia's clinical trials feature here: http://www.medpedia.com/clinical-trials?q=dementia.

You can dig into more Alzheimer's topics at:
www.Medpedia.com/communities/152-Alzheimers-Disease

There are also communities for other health concerns such as heart, thyroid, breast cancer, adult ADD and ADHD, fibromyalgia, diabetes, and more. If you need to learn more about any of these areas for yourself as the caregiver or for your loved one, you can ask questions and receive answers here, or read what others have written. I like the fact that there are many health-related areas in one place, and there are people who can share what they know about a variety of topics I have questions about. Caring for Mama requires me to learn about all kinds of issues. Currently I'm trying to come up to speed on diabetes, which is a new concern.

I hope this helps you, too! Please let me know what you know.

Blessings,
Joan
Caregiver at Home

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