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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island

Complementary & Alternative Medications and Strategies

American Botanical Council (ABC) - ABC's site offers access to their on-line "Herbal Information" page, a continuing education module for pharmacists, ordering information for science-based printed materials, an Herbal Education Catalog and more. Source: ABC - CL provides the results of independent product tests to consumers and healthcare professionals. There are two levels of access to the site. General information is free to all viewers. Paid subscribers have access to "Approved Quality Products lists" and "Consumer Tips" for each type of product. Source: CL

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - NCCAM's web site offers fact sheets, consensus reports, links to complementary and alternative medicine databases, the NCCAM Clearinghouse, information on clinical trials and more for consumers and practitioners. A section for investigators provides information on NIH research policies, funding opportunities, research application guidelines, etc. Source: NCCAM

Natural Medicinces Comprehensive Database - This link takes you to a web page within the Health Sciences Library System at the University of Pittsburgh which provides instructions on how to access the database. The NMCD provides up-to-date clinical information on natural medicines and herbal supplements. Fifteen categories of information, such as safety, efficacy, and product uses, are provided for each product. Visitors are permitted to browse general information on the site, but access to detailed product information requires a paid subscription. Source: HSLS and the Natural Database

Upcoming CIPG Workshops

Workshop 1: Fundamental Concepts in Age-Related Changes and Wellness - 9/15/2014

Workshop 2: Assessing Geriatric Assessment: Why It Takes a Team to Do a Good Job - 11/3/2014



Alzheimer's Disease Training

Offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of RI.

Dual Diagnosis, Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome


T.E.A.M. (Training Employees for Alzheimer's Management)


Getting Started


Brian R. Ott, M.D. Research Symposium


View RI's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias