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Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

This guide will provide information for students studying care giving for patients with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and related problems.

ICC doesn't have it?

Consider requesting items not currently available at ICC through the following services:

ICC Library Catalog

Books About Dementia

Here are just a few books on dementia and Alzheimer's Disease available at the ICC Library. 

Journal Databases

Electronic versions of journal articles can be found within databases. These databases allow you to perform searches by subject terms, author, title, date of publication and other terms. Using these databases also ensure that you find scholarly, peer-reviewed sources that your instructors want you to use.

Here are some databases you may find useful when peforming health-related research:

Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center is a multi-source database providing access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals. This database is generally easy to search and should provide a good range of articles on a variety of health topics.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

CINAHL is a comprehesive database that covers more that 760 journals. Many articles are available in full-text. Those that are not available full-text can usually be requested through interlibrary loan.


PubMed is free to access and contains indexed entries for thousands of articles. Not all of the articles are available for free, but some may be found in CINAHL, and others we may be able to order via interlibrary loan. This is a good place to look for the broadest amount of sources and for information about drug trials.

Academic OneFile

This is a more general database, but can be useful for finding journal and newspaper articles on broader topics. This can be especially useful to search for current events and trends.