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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. It is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is not a normal part of aging. Learn more about the disease, and get news, tips, and resources for caregivers and health care professionals below. Find resources in Spanish here

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Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

What is Alzheimer’s disease, what causes it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? Get answers to these questions and more in this NIA fact sheet.
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11 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Learn the facts about common myths surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. Find out how you can help advance NIA’s research on new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention options.
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About the ADEAR Center

Find out how the Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center can help you with answers and resources.
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If you are interested in learning more about Alzheimer's & Dementia, please call us at 1-800-438-4380, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:00 pm Eastern Time or send an email to adear@nia.nih.gov