The Dementias: Hope Through Research


For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, contact the Institute’s Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at:

P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
1-800-352-9424 (toll-free)

Information on dementia is also available from the following organizations:

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
National Institute on Aging
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
1-800-438-4380 (toll-free)

Alzheimer’s Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
1-800-272-3900 (toll-free, 24-hour helpline)
1-312-335-5886 (TDD)

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
1-866-232-8484 (toll-free)

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
57 West 57th Street, Suite 904
New York, NY 10019

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Radnor Station Building #2, Suite 320
290 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
1-866-507-7222 (toll-free)

BrightFocus Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
1-800-437-2423 (toll-free)

John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation
11620 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 270
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Road, S.W.
Lilburn, GA 30047
1-800-539-9767 (toll-free LBD Caregiver Link)

National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
1-866-415-8051 (toll-free)
1-301-443-8431 (TTY)

National Organization for Rare Disorders
55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
1-800-999-NORD (1-800-999-6673) (toll-free)

The Dementias: Hope Through Research was jointly produced by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), both part of the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

NINDS is the nation’s leading funder of research on the brain and nervous system. The NINDS mission is to reduce the burden of neurological disease. For more information and resources, visit or call 1-800-352-9424.

NIA leads the federal government effort conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center offers information and publications on dementia and caregiving for families, caregivers, and professionals. For more information, visit or call 1-800-438-4380.

Publication Date: September 2013
Page Last Updated: January 22, 2015

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