Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
A service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the ADEAR Center offers information and publications for families, caregivers, and professionals on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education and training, and research related to AD. Staff members answer telephone, email, and written requests and make referrals to local and national resources. The ADEAR website offers free, online publications in English and Spanish; email alert and online Connections newsletter subscriptions; an AD clinical trials database; the AD Library database; and more.
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
The Alzheimer’s Association is a national, nonprofit association with a network of local chapters that provide education and support for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, and caregivers. The Association also supports research on AD.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides care and services to individuals confronting dementia and to their caregivers and families through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life. Services include a toll-free hotline, consumer publications and other educational materials, and conferences and workshops.
Children of Aging Parents
P.O. Box 167
Richboro, PA 18954-0167
This nonprofit group provides information and materials for adult children caring for their older parents. Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease also may find this information helpful.
Eldercare Locator is a nationwide directory-assistance service helping older people and their caregivers locate local support and resources. It is funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA). AoA’s website at www.aoa.gov offers information about caregiving, working with and providing services to people with AD, and where to look for support and assistance.
Family Caregiver Alliance
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Family Caregiver Alliance is a nonprofit organization that offers support services and information for people caring for adults with AD, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and other cognitive disorders. Programs and services include an information clearinghouse for FCA’s publications.
National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
The NIA Information Center offers a variety of information about health and aging. To order publications in English or Spanish or to sign up for regular email alerts, visit www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation. Visit NIHSeniorHealth (www.nihseniorhealth.gov), a senior-friendly website from NIA and the National Library of Medicine. This website has health information for older adults. Special features make it simple to use. For example, you can click on a button to have the text read out loud or to make the type larger.
National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
The National Family Caregivers Association helps educate and support people who care for loved ones with chronic illness, disability, or the frailties of old age. The Association offers an online library of information and educational materials, workshops, and other resources.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, VA 22314
This nonprofit organization works to enhance the quality of life for people who are terminally ill. It provides information, resources, and referrals to local hospice services and offers publications and online resources.
Simon Foundation for Continence
P.O. Box 815
Wilmette, IL 60091
The Simon Foundation for Continence helps individuals with incontinence, their families, and the health professionals who provide their care. The Foundation provides books, pamphlets, tapes, self-help groups, and other resources.
Well Spouse Association
63 West Main Street, Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07788