Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

FAQs: My family member has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. What should I do?

Visit, the Federal government’s gateway to reliable, comprehensive information about Alzheimer’s disease from Federal, State, and private organizations.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center offers free resources for people with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers, as well as referrals to helpful organizations. Visit the ADEAR website at or call 1-800-438-4380 (toll-free) to speak with an information specialist in English or Spanish.

The ADEAR Center offers a free guide for caregivers, available in print and online. Please see Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

The following organizations also offer information about Alzheimer’s disease:

Alzheimer’s Association
1-800-272-3900 (toll-free)

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
1-866-232-8484 (toll-free)

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