Several organizations offer caregivers information about Alzheimer's disease. To learn more about support groups, services, research, and additional publications, you may wish to contact the following groups:
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
The National Institute on Aging's 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 Alzheimer's disease. 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 subscriptions; an Alzheimer's disease clinical trials 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 Alzheimer's.
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.
American Red Cross
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
The Red Cross offers health information, health services, disaster relief, and emergency services to the public. Local chapters provide programs for older people, including safety courses and home nurse care instruction.
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, whose website at www.aoa.gov  also features Alzheimer's information for families, caregivers, and health professionals.
Family Caregiver Alliance
785 Market Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Family Caregiver Alliance is a nonprofit organization that offers support services and information for people caring for adults with Alzheimer's, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and other cognitive disorders.
Well Spouse Association
63 West Main Street, Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728
This nonprofit organization gives support to spouses and partners of people who are chronically ill and/or disabled. It offers support groups and a newsletter.
The National Institute on Aging gratefully acknowledges the caring staff of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego, and the Alzheimer's Association of San Diego, who shared their valuable advice, experience, and expertise to create this booklet.
Contact the ADEAR Center for additional Alzheimer's disease information, including the free publication Caring For a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging .
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging
NIH Publication No. 02-5179