Alzheimer’s and Aging Resources for Students
This page is designed for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to access easy-to-read materials, articles, and fact sheets on Alzheimer’s and related dementias, caregiving, aging, and issues related to older adults. You can also learn about high school, undergraduate, and graduate internships at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
On this page:
- Internship opportunities for students
- Health information articles on Alzheimer's and aging
- Infographics related to aging
- Outreach and social media toolkits
- Aging and Alzheimer’s publications
- Images and videos on Alzheimer’s and aging
- Connect with NIA
Internship opportunities for students
NIA and NIH offer opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to develop skills in scientific research. Learn about these opportunities at the links below.
- Butler-Williams Scholars Program
- Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Training Opportunities
- NIA Summer Internship Programs
- Summer Internship Program at NIH
- Training Opportunities for Special Populations
- Undergraduate Scholarship Program through NIH
Explore testimonials from students who have participated in the NIA-funded Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education (ADAR) program at universities around the country. Learn more about training opportunities for every education- and career-level.
Health information articles on Alzheimer's and aging
Find fact sheets, frequently asked questions, and easy-to-read health information below.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Fact Sheet
- Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease
- Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiving
- Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice Care
- Frequently Asked Questions About Palliative Care
- 10 Myths About Aging
- 11 Myths About Alzheimer's Disease
Visit NIA’s A-Z health topic page to find a range of information about other aging-related topics such as menopause, fall prevention, heart health, nutrition, and more. Some of these articles also can be downloaded as PDFs or obtained for free through NIA’s publication ordering site.
Advancing the Science of Aging
NIA’s research portfolio ranges from the basic cellular changes that come with age to examination of the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of growing older.
Infographics related to aging
NIA’s infographics tell a visual story about aging research and aging-related issues. They are great to share on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. Some are also available in Spanish. View all infographics here.
Outreach and social media toolkits
NIA has created a variety of social media toolkits on topics relevant to older adults, caregivers, and health care providers. Share these materials with people in your community.
Aging and Alzheimer's publications
NIA creates easy-to-read booklets, guides, fact sheets, and AgePage brochures on topics related to older adults that are available for free. These are great to share with friends, family, and community members. They can be ordered in print or downloaded as PDFs to view and share online or print. Find all publications here.
Images and videos on Alzheimer's and aging
View the videos below to learn about NIA, Alzheimer’s disease, and other issues relevant to aging. These plus many more are available on NIA’s YouTube channel.
Note: Any information, images, or videos that are reproduced from this site should contain proper acknowledgment of NIA/NIH/HHS as the originator and NIA’s website (www.nia.nih.gov) as the source. Read about copyright and trademark information.