The Alzheimer's Association provides education and support to those facing Alzheimer's and other dementias, including those living with the disease, family caregivers, health care professionals, and families; advocates for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer's disease; and advances critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
Serving Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Navarro, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.
ALZConnected®, powered by the Alzheimer's Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia, including:
- People with the disease.
- Family members.
- Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer's.
When facing Alzheimer's disease, there are a lot of things to consider. Alzheimer's Navigator helps guide caregivers to answers by creating a personalized action plan and linking them to information, support and local resources. View a sample Action Plan.
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and promoting scientific advances. The Association’s purposes are charitable, educational, and scientific.
The NIA ADEAR Center offers information and free print publications about Alzheimer’s and related dementias for families, caregivers, and health professionals. ADEAR Center staff answer telephone, email, and written requests and make referrals to local and national resources.
The ADEAR Center has a staff of Information Specialists available to assist you with:
- Answers to your specific questions about AD
- Free publications about Alzheimer's and related dementias symptoms, diagnosis, related disorders, risk factors, treatment, caregiving tips, home safety tips, and research
- Referrals to local supportive services and Research Centers that specialize in research and diagnosis
- Spanish language resources
- Clinical trials information
- Training materials, guidelines, and news updates
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. Reflecting its expanding focus on related dementias, the ADEAR Center updated our name to “Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral Center” (still known as ADEAR) .
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.
For information and articles visit: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers