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Welcome to, the government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Here you can find links to authoritative, up-to-date information from agencies and organizations with expertise in these areas.

What is Alzheimer's disease?
How do you know if someone has it?

  • Alzheimer's disease is more than just forgetfulness. Learn the symptoms. Find out why talking to a doctor when you first suspect a problem is important.

What are the treatment options?

Understand how to seek medical help and the medicines that may be prescribed to help with symptoms and related problems. Links to reliable information about clinical trials are available, too.

How do I plan ahead? What does insurance pay for? What does Medicare pay for?

Paying for Alzheimer's-related care and services is one of the biggest challenges families face. It's also important to get legal and financial arrangements in place early on. Learn what to expect and find resources.

What kind of care does someone with Alzheimer's disease need?

  • Find out what to expect during different stages of the disease. Learn what caregivers can do at different stages to cope with daily challenges, including communication and safety.

Where can I go for help?

No one can do it alone. No one has to. Find resources like free telephone helplines, support groups, in-home help, day care and respite services, meals and transportation, and information about housing and care options. Get tips on how to find extra help.

What other efforts are underway in fighting Alzheimer's disease?

Learn about research and programs aimed at reducing the burden of Alzheimer's and related dementias. Watch the TV ad.