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Resources for People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

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It can be hard to understand and manage life with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia change the way a person thinks and acts. Resources can help you manage these changes and prepare for what’s ahead.

The federal government offers reliable resources for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. 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.

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Tips for People With Dementia

Learn about ways to make day-to-day tasks easier, stay healthy and safe, and prepare for the future.

Find Resources

People with dementia can learn more on this website and from the resources listed below. Share them with your friends and family!

Advance Care Planning

Learn about financial and health care planning, including advance directives.

Alzheimer's Disease Publications

Explore free publications from NIA on Alzheimer’s and related dementias, caregiving, and healthy aging. Also available in Spanish.

Information Articles for Living With Dementia

Learn about living with dementia, care, and next steps.

Long-Term Care

Find out about different types of long-term care and how to pay for them.

Eldercare Locator

Use this free public service by searching online or calling toll-free to get connected to services in your community.

Living Well With Dementia in the Community (PDF, 3.19 MB)

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.

Planning for Dementia

Read about long-term care, medical and legal documents, and specific challenges.

MyMobility Plan

Work through this mobility planning tool and create your own plan to stay independent, safe, and mobile in your community. Also available in Spanish.

Medicare Yearly Wellness Visits

Learn about what Medicare covers in a yearly wellness visit, including a cognitive impairment assessment and personalized prevention plan.

Dementia — Keeping Safe in the Home

View safety tips for the home. Also available in Spanish.

NINDS Dementia Publications

Get free publications from NINDS on dementia. Also available in Spanish.

Coping With Your Dementia Diagnosis

Learn about understanding your dementia diagnosis and planning for the future. Also available in Spanish.

Social Security Benefits for People With Disabilities

Explore programs that may pay you benefits and learn about Compassionate Allowances that help people with certain conditions, including some forms of dementia, get benefits quickly. 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 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.

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