When a family member or loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, you may find yourself left with more questions than answers. These diseases change the way a person thinks and acts, and can be very challenging, especially for those in a caretaking role. Learning more about these diseases, what to expect, and what you can do can make a difference in a caregiver’s health and well-being — and the well-being of the person you’re caring for.
The federal government offers reliable resources on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and can connect you to important information about care and support. You can use the pages on this website and resources below to find more information from government sources. The information provided on these websites has been reviewed by experts in their fields. Health care providers, case managers, social workers, and nonprofit organizations may also be helpful.
Learn about home safety, caregiver health, and other tips for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
Caregivers can learn more on this website and from the resources listed below. Share them with your friends and family!
Learn how to respond to changes in communication and behavior, provide everyday care, and get help when needed.
Explore free publications from NIA on Alzheimer’s and related dementias, caregiving, and healthy aging. Also available in Spanish.
View this fact sheet about getting an accurate diagnosis, caring for your family member, and taking steps to improve your family member’s dementia care.
Use this free public service by searching online or calling toll-free to get connected to services in your community.
Use the information on resources and support in this easy-to-read brochure.
Find the basics about long-term care, insurance coverage, and the types of considerations to be made.
Read about long-term care, medical and legal documents, and specific challenges.
Learn about caregivers in the United States, the impact of providing care, and how to develop a care plan. Also available in Spanish.
Read about the responsibilities of caregiving and avenues for getting help, and find links to information on specific care topics. Also available in Spanish.
Get free publications from NINDS on dementia. Also available in Spanish.
Read about dementia care, caregiver/family resources, safety and other concerns, and frequently asked questions.
Find a support line, caregiver support coordinator, programs specific to caregivers of veterans, and other resources such as self-care activities and tips and tools. Also available in Spanish.
Questions? Contact the ADEAR Center
The Alzheimer’s & related Dementias Education & Referral (ADEAR) Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Call 800-438-4380 or email email@example.com to talk with an information specialist.
This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA scientists and other experts review this content to ensure it is accurate and up to date.