1 March 2007

About Alzheimer's News

This post includes the following ... About this site ... Information posted on this site ... Comments added to posts ... Information about authors ... Disclaimer ... Privacy and Confidentiality ... Advertising ... Linking ... Alternative web address ... Contact us

About this site

Alzheimer’s News has been set up as a current awareness news service. It aims to provide a selection of various current news topics relating to dementia.

The posts/stories on this site are organised in chronological order. All posts are searchable as well as browseable by subject. Readers have the ability to email a post, link to a post and add a comment to a post. Note that comments are moderated.

Additional site features include subscribing to the news service via an email alert, RSS feed or audio RSS feed.

This site has been developed by and is maintained by Alzheimer's Australia NSW Knowledge Services, which includes Alzheimer's Australia NSW Library & Information Service. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is a not-for profit organisation.

Information posted on this site

News stories are selected for inclusion on this site based on the following criteria: relevancy, currency, accuracy, transparency of authorship and accessibility. News stories are aimed at both the health consumer and the health professional; however care is taken that stories selected can be easily read by both audiences.

All posts include the title of the news story, the source and date of the news story, a link to the full text of the news story and where possible for research news, a link to the abstract or full text (if freely available) of the study.

Whilst care has been taken in the selection of web resources to ensure continued access via a link, it should be noted that that some news stories are not permanently archived. Please report any broken links to the Alzheimer's News administrator/webmaster.

A date and time stamp (permalink) and posting author's name is included on each post. If any information is added or modified after the original posting date time stamp (permalink) , a modification date will be included in the body of the post.

Also see Disclaimer statement.

Comments added to posts

Comments posted on Alzheimer's News should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

Site visitors commenting on Alzheimer's News must post information which is true and correct to their knowledge. Sources to health/medical claims must be provided when relevant.

Internets users commenting on Alzheimer's News must behave with respect and honesty at all times.

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment. Also see Advertising statement.

Alzheimer's News is moderated. Moderators reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment they judge inappropriate.

Information about authors

Staff from Alzheimer's Australia NSW Knowledge Services, which incorporates Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Library & Information Service, are the main authors /contributors and moderators of this site. The site administrator/webmaster is the Manager Knowledge Services & Systems, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. These authors are not health /medical professionals. For further information about authors please review their profile located under "Authors" on the right hand side of this site.

Comments added directly to news posts are either from an invited author who is identified, such as the Research Officer Alzheimer’s Australia, or if not indicated, by the post author (as indicated above). Go to Author Profiles for a complete list of all authors who have contributed to this site.

Each post has a feature for site visitors to add a comment. Readers of posts have the option of either sending a comment anonymously or logging in via a Google account. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health / medical professionals. The comments feature is moderated by Alzheimer's Australia NSW Knowledge Services as indicated above. For further information about this feature see Comments Added to Posts statement.

Also see Disclaimer statement.


The information that is provided on this site is not intended to be healthcare or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or to replace medical advice offered by physicians or other health care providers, but is presented for information purposes only as part of the Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Knowledge Services' current awareness service.

Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained on this site with other credible sources.

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages resulting from use of this web site and/or any web site(s) linked to/from it.

Privacy and Confidentiality

This site complies with the Privacy & Policy Guidelines of Alzheimer's Australia.

This site uses Feedburner to deliver email alerts. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Knowledge Services does not use the emails of registered users for any other purpose other than to provide email alerts for the registered service.

RRS feeds are made available by Feedburner. Refer to the individual web site’s Privacy Policy.

For site visitors adding comments to posts, please remeber that anyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.


This site does not accept or host any advertisements.

From time to time post/stories will appear advising of a new website, resource or service; however no endorsement on the part of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is implied unless clearly stated.


This site is linked by banner to Library News which is also administered by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Knowledge Services. All codes of practice indicated on this site are adhered to by Library News.

This site does allow linking to Alzheimer's News posts. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW takes not responsibility or liability for misuse of content, or for the content of those web sites which are linking back to this site. Also see Disclaimer statement.

Alzheimer’s News provides links to news stories and in doing so acknowledges moral rights and relevant copyright as being attributed to the linked news service(s) and/or author(s).

Alternative web addresses for Alzheimer's News

If you are having difficulty accessing Alzheimer's News this may be due to spyware or your IT department blocking the web addresses. The following alternative web address can be used to access Alzheimer's News: http://digbig.com/4sdpr

Contact Us

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW
Knowledge Services & Systems
PO Box 6042
North Ryde NSW 2113

T: 61+2+9888 4218
F: 61+2+9888 4278
E: lis@alznsw.asn.au
W: http://www.alzheimers.org.au/content.cfm?topicid=187

updated: 10 August 2009

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