The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process, the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities, and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans. The NIA is one of 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health.
National Institute on Aging
This user-friendly website allows visitors to browse and order Alzheimer’s disease and related publications.
NIA Spanish Site
Accurate, up-to-date information on health issues affecting Hispanic seniors is available online in Spanish from the NIA. This user-friendly website has information on a wide range of health topics including diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes. The website also offers free publications in Spanish.
NIH Senior Health
Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center
The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) in 1990 to “compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer’s disease” for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging. ADEAR supports the Alzheimer’s Disease Centers by listing all active ADCS studies, the approved sites, and contact information. This website is frequently visited by people all over the country who have concerns about AD, and who consequently call their toll-free number (1-800-438-4380), to obtain information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. They have been the catalyst and leader for a generation of advancements in Alzheimer’s research. The organization’s achievements and progress in the field have given thousands of people a better quality of life and brought hope for millions more.
National Center on Caregiving
This state-by-state resource helps locate government, nonprofit, and private programs. It includes services for family caregivers, as well as resources for older or disabled adults living at home or in a residential facility. It also includes information on government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations and much more.
Bright Focus Foundation
Bright Focus Foundation is a non-profit organization that funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.
National Respite Network
The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America was founded by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, as well as to their caregivers and families.
Caregiver Media Group
Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Their web site includes topic specific newsletters, and online discussion lists. They also produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers.