National Institute on Aging

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.

NIA Publications

This user-friendly website allows visitors to browse and order Alzheimer’s disease and related publications.

NIA Health Information

This page offers visitors searchable articles and information on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

NIA Spanish Terms Page

This page provides access to searchable Alzheimer’s Disease information in Spanish. Users can search through information by using keywords in Spanish.

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.

Alzheimer's Association

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.

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community.

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. is the federal government portal to information and resources on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal disorders, and vascular dementia. is managed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS is the U.S. government’s principal agency for enhancing the health and well-being of all Americans.