Alzheimer's Organizations

Best Organizations for Alzheimer's Support

The editors of recommend these organizations for family caregivers:

Alzheimer's Association


24-hour help line: 800-272-3900; supports multiple languages

The Alzheimer's Association, also known as the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support, and medical research.

Ask for: Free brochures and a referral to the nearest local chapter, which can, in turn, refer you to local support groups and consultation services for matters such as home safety and caregiving

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center


Part of the National Institute on Aging, this organiza­tion provides information and news about research on Alzheimer's disease.

Look for: Information on clinical trials, free or inexpensive brochures

Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International (DASNI)

P.O. Box 1645

Mariposa, California 95338

DASNI is a worldwide organization run by and for those diagnosed with dementia (about a third of its members have dementia themselves).

Look for: Daily online chat groups