Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know

Where can you get more information?

Contact the following groups to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. They can tell you about Alzheimer’s disease support groups, services, and publications. They also can give you information about clinical trials and other research studies.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center

P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
Phone: 1-800-438-4380
Website: www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

The Center provides information on:

  • diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
  • treating Alzheimer’s symptoms
  • caring for the person with the disease
  • meeting the needs of caregivers
  • finding long-term care for the person with Alzheimer’s
  • taking part in Alzheimer's disease research

ADEAR staff can refer you to local and national resources. The Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging, part of the Federal Government’s National Institutes of Health.

Alzheimer’s Association

Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Website: www.alz.org

The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit group offering information and support services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers and families. The Alzheimer's Association also sponsors research. Call or visit their website to find out where to get help in your area.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Phone: 1-866-232-8484
Website: www.alzfdn.org

This nonprofit group serves people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers and families. Services include a toll-free hotline, publications, and online resources.

Eldercare Locator

Phone: 1-800-677-1116
Website: www.eldercare.gov

The Eldercare Locator helps families find resources in their community, such as home care, adult day care, and nursing homes. Contact them to learn about services in your area. The Eldercare Locator is a service of the Administration on Aging. It is funded by the Federal Government.

Publication Date: June 2011
Page Last Updated: October 8, 2014