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:
Information for Students on Alzheimer's and Aging
Find fact sheets, frequently asked questions, and easy-to-read health information below.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet (PDF, 256K)
- Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Fact Sheet
- Alzheimer’s Disease Medications (PDF, 148K)
- Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome (PDF, 1M)
- Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease
- Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiving
- Frequently Asked Questions About Palliative Care
- Frequently Asked Questions about Hospice Care
- 10 Myths About Aging
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.
Social Media Toolkits
Download and share the graphics, GIFs, and flyers on these toolkit pages to help spread the word about brain donation and the health effects of social isolation and loneliness. Tag @Alzheimers_NIH if you share these resources on Twitter!
Infographics on Issues 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.
Aging and Alzheimer's Publications
NIA creates easy-to-read booklets, guides, fact sheets, and an AgePage brochure 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.
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
- NIA Summer Internship Programs
- Summer Internship Program at NIH
- 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.
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.
How Alzheimer’s Changes the Brain
Learn about the National Institute on Aging at NIH
What Is Shingles?
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This content is provided by the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA). NIA scientists and other experts review this content to ensure it is accurate and up to date.
March 19, 2021