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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD  20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424
Phone: (301) 496-5751
TDD: (301) 468-5981
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov
 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information about these disorders.


Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL  60601-7633
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Fax: 1-866-699-1246 toll-free
TDD: 1-866-403-3073 toll-free
Email: info@alz.org
Web Address: www.alz.org
 

The Alzheimer's Association is a national organization that provides educational materials, support groups, and community services for people dealing with Alzheimer's disease. It has more than 200 local chapters throughout the United States. The organization publishes a newsletter as well as a wide range of brochures and videos. The Web site includes a lot of useful information for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, as well as for their caregivers.


American Geriatrics Society: The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
40 Fulton Street
18th Floor
New York, NY  10038
Phone: 1-800-563-4916
Phone: (212) 308-1414
Email: StaffHIA@americangeriatrics.org
Web Address: www.healthinaging.org
 

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging was started by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). The foundation works on behalf of older adults in the areas of wellness and preventive care, self-responsibility and independence, and connections to family and community.

This website has stories about healthy aging, information on caring for elders at home, and tips on winter safety, preparing for emergencies, and meeting the challenges of healthy aging. The site also has links to many other Internet resources on aging.


Family Caregiver Alliance
785 Market Street
Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 1-800-445-8106
(415) 434-3388
Email: info@caregiver.org
Web Address: www.caregiver.org
 

This organization supports and assists people who are providing long-term care at home. It also provides education, research, services, and advocacy.


National Institute on Aging
Building 31, Room 5C27
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD  20892
Phone: 1-800-222-2225
Phone: (301) 496-1752
TDD: 1-800-222-4225 (TTY)
Email: niaic@nia.nih.gov
Web Address: www.nia.nih.gov
 

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the centers of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The NIA funds research and provides information about health and research advances to the public and interested groups.


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Last Updated: August 11, 2011
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