Find resources on Alzheimer’s and related dementias for health care providers, community and public health workers, and researchers. Find guidance for discussing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias clinical research studies with your patients, plus resources to help them learn more about participation.
Your local Area Agency on Aging will put you into contact with the programs and services in your area. This Locator Tool allows you to select your county from the drop-down menu to find contact information for the Area Agency on Aging serving your local area.
Dementia Society of America® (DSA) is the nation’s leading volunteer-driven all-Dementias awareness organization. DSA provides an information hotline (1-800-DEMENTIA), many online resources, and an easy-to-use, web-based locator, which can help families and individuals find valuable support near to them.
Additional resources and programs include: Aware and Share Cards to use when in the community, The Big Umbrella: A guide available to distribute to clients or leave in the waiting room, and Operation KeepSafe. DSA offers no-cost / low-cost, basic medical ID kits to anyone living with Minor Cognitive Impairment or Dementia and their carers throughout the US/Canada, regardless of their ability to pay.
ACT on Alzheimer’s and partners strive to increase the capacity of dental providers to care for the growing number of older adults living with dementia and to support their care partners. You will find training packages and resources for the entire dental team (DDS, DH, DT, DA and administrative staff). A downloadable evidence-based practice toolkit for providing dementia friendly dental care is provided.
The Alzheimer's Association partnered with government and professional organizations to develop several physician guidelines and recommendations that can help care for your patients with dementia.
Use these ACT on Alzheimer's® provider practice tools and resources to support patients and clients who have memory concerns and their care partners. These best practice tools incorporate the expertise of clinical and community-based service providers.
The list of tools include: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Decision Support Tool, Care Coordination Practice Tool, and After a Diagnosis resources.
The Administration on Aging/ Administration for Community Living (AoA/ACL) funds the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC). The goals of the NADRC include, but are not limited to, the provision of expert technical assistance to AoA/ACL and its grantees, as well as making program information and resources available to individuals and organizations outside the Alzheimer’s grantee community.
The expertise of the Resource Center team is broad, with combined experience and knowledge related to a variety of topics including, dementia-capable systems, supportive services for people with dementia and caregivers, evidence-based caregiver interventions, behavioral interventions for people with dementia, data collection and reporting, and program evaluation.
Welcome to NIA's publications ordering site! Here you can order and download free publications about healthy aging and age-related diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
This extraordinary how-to manual provides essential information about living with dementia from 48 people living with dementia, care partners, and leading dementia specialists. The practical, helpful information, grounded in science, is presented in a user-friendly format.
The Penn Memory Center is a single, unified Penn Medicine source for those age 65 and older seeking evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, information, and research opportunities related to symptoms of progressive memory loss, and accompanying changes in thinking, communication and personality.
Penn Memory Center offers state-of-the-science diagnosis, treatment and research, focusing on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other age-related progressive memory disorders.
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging works to ensure that older adults across Pennsylvania have access to quality services and supports that help them age and live well.
The department provides a wide array of services and programs intended to help older Pennsylvanians live and thrive in their homes and communities for as long as possible. These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, health and wellness services, personal assistance, senior community centers, Medicare enrollment counseling, transportation, job training, elder abuse prevention, PACE prescription assistance and more.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers resources highlighting the importance and value of early detection and diagnosis, awareness of knowing and analyzing signs and symptoms, best practices for delivering best care by ensuring cultural competency and addressing racial and ethnic disparities and inequities.
The PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is PA's effort designed to help persons with disabilities and seniors find information that will connect them to supports and services in their community. There is no charge for information and assistance provided by any PA Link or PA Link partner agency.
Call the PA Link to Aging and Disability Resource Center Toll-Free Helpline: 1-800-753-8827
Obtain tools and training for your practice. Access free clinical practice tools, training materials and more resources for physicians, nurses, social workers and other professionals.
The ADRC performs and coordinates AD-related clinical and research activities and is a core source of support (e.g., resources, patients, tissue, expert consultation for research, clinical and training activities) regionally and nationally.Through outpatient evaluations, participants and their families receive state-of-the-art diagnostic assessments and contribute to the scientific study of Alzheimer’s disease.