The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) coordinates and maintains the information on the Alzheimers.gov website. For inquiries, please read the information below to find the most appropriate contact.
Information specialists at NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) are available to help answer questions, whether you are a person living with dementia, family member or friend, health care provider, or researcher. ADEAR provides accurate, reliable information that is easy to understand and free of charge, in English and Spanish. Trained information specialists provide responses on a range of topics, including:
- Alzheimer’s and related dementias symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Living with dementia
- Risk factors
- Home safety tips
- End of life
- Brain donation
- Alzheimer’s and related dementias research
- Tailored clinical trials searches
- Referrals to local support services and centers that specialize in research and diagnosis
- Questions about NIA and its programs
Important: The ADEAR Center provides Alzheimer’s and related dementias information for your general knowledge and is not a substitute for a doctor’s advice. Information specialists are unable to respond to specific health questions.
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