About Alzheimers.gov

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Alzheimers.gov 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. Alzheimers.gov 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.

While NIA manages Alzheimers.gov, it is truly a team effort across the federal government. Several government agencies and agency-specific subject-matter experts provided input into the development of the website.

A primary goal of Alzheimers.gov is to connect people to the many federal resources available to educate and support people whose lives are touched by these devastating diseases in their various roles. Whether you are living with dementia, a family member or friend, health care provider or other health care professional, researcher, or advocate, Alzheimers.gov is designed for you.

On each page of Alzheimers.gov, you will find a list of related resources from federal agencies and can use keywords to perform specific searches. Resources featured on Alzheimers.gov come from the following agencies:

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
  • Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Disclaimer: Alzheimers.gov offers health information for your general knowledge and to connect you to the resources available through the federal government. The information on this website should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have questions about your health or the health of a loved one, talk with your doctor or other health care provider.