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 their name to “Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral Center” (still known as ADEAR) in 2016.
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.
The ADEAR Center has a staff of Information Specialists available to assist 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