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Alzheimer’s disease is the mostly commonly diagnosed form of dementia in older adults. Learn more about the disease, including diagnosis and treatment, and find tips and resources for caregivers and people living with dementia.

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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

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