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Patient Resources

Turning Point helps you cope with chronic illness

The University of Kansas Health System is leading the way locally and nationally in Alzheimer’s disease research, focusing on the following areas:

  • Disease prevention
  • Healthy brain aging
  • Diet and exercise
  • Genetics and family history
  • Brain imaging
  • Cell metabolism and function

Clinical trials

With more knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease gained every year, physicians at The University of Kansas Health System conduct clinical research that will one day contribute to a cure for the disease. Patients can be part of exciting research today. To learn more about clinical trials, call the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at 913-588-0555.

Patients with Alzheimer’s require increasingly more care as their disease worsens. Both patients and their caregivers need many resources to help them navigate a disease that robs people of memory and function over time. The University of Kansas Health System provides care in the hospital and in clinics and suggests patients and their families reach out to community organizations for additional assistance as needed.

KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter

Turning Point

The University of Kansas Health System has partnered with Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing to provide support for chronically ill patients and their families battling cancer, chronic heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fibromyalgia, kidney disease, diabetes and other diseases. The organization also works with caregivers to give them knowledge, coping techniques and support beyond care traditionally provided in a hospital setting. Here, patients with serious or chronic illnesses find additional services and programs that address the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs that accompany their illnesses.

Online health library

We offer an extensive online health library for quick answers and easy-to-understand explanations of different diseases and treatments.