The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to "compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease" for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging  (NIA), one of the Federal Government's National Institutes of Health  and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . The NIA conducts and supports research about health issues for older people, and is the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer's disease research.
As a public, U.S. Government-funded resource, the ADEAR Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer's disease. All our information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures, and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity.
Individuals and organizations can make donations to the National Institute on Aging to be used specifically for Alzheimer’s disease research and educational activities. For more information about how and where to send donations, please see our web page on donations .
The ADEAR Center has a staff of Information Specialists available to assist you with:
Call toll-free at:1-800-438-4380
(8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday - Friday)
Send us an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Send a fax to: 301-495-3334
Send your letter to:
PO Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
To give you the best possible service, ADEAR Center staff abide by the following customer service standards: