Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center


Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center


This National Institute on Aging Web site provides current, comprehensive information and resources concerning Alzheimer’s disease (AD) for health professionals, people with AD, and their families.

This site includes the following sections:

  • Alzheimer’s information (includes links to numerous publications, some in easy-to-read and Spanish versions)
    • General information
    • Causes
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment (includes a link to an AD medications fact sheet and information on clinical trials)
  • Caregiving
    • Home/family (includes tips for caregivers and information about home safety and support groups)
    • Professional (includes links to a variety of resources, such as a clinician’s handbook, a speaker’s kit, a training program, and other education materials)
  • Research information
    • News
    • Clinical trials (includes a search feature)
    • AD research centers
    • Connections newsletter
  • Publications (browse and order)
  • Resources (includes the capability to search “AD Lib,” ADEAR’s collection of nearly 8,500 materials related to AD; a media room with graphics and video on AD; and email alerts)

The Web site also provides contact information for reaching the ADEAR information specialists by telephone.


Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center; National Institute on Aging

Funding Sources:

National Institute on Aging


Release Date: 2003
Review Date: 2006
Recent Summary: August 2006
Original Summary: January 2004
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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