Sunday, March 16, 2008

How to Find Trusted Information about Alzheimer’s

He pushed the speed dial on his cell phone to call his stock broker and said, “Check and see if my stock sold today.” He rattled off his account number and the stock symbol. “What do you mean, you don’t know? Just look it up on your computer.”

“You need to talk to my manager, and he is on the phone.”

“How long will he be on the phone?” he asked, irritated that he didn’t get the information he wanted. “OK, I’ll call back later.” As he touched the disconnect button, the display showed he had been talking to Days Inn.

With today’s technology, we have information at our fingertips that once took hours of intense research. The problem is that sometimes the information is incorrect or incomplete.

Enter “Alzheimer’s” into Google, you get 14 million hits. How do you determine which websites contain accurate and truthful information? Sometimes websites look official, but they aren’t. Domain names are distributed on a first come, first serve basis and the names are sometimes intentionally deceptive.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private nonprofit funding resource for Alzheimer research. With 300 points of service in the U.S., you can contact your local chapter for support. To find the closest chapter and trusted information on Alzheimer’s, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website at http://www.alz.org/.

If you are traveling and need a room reservation, call Days Inn. But if you need care consultation or immediate information about Alzheimer’s, call their 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
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