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Follow the links below to find essential information about Alzheimer's disease, including risk factors and the status and direction of current prevention research. This information comes courtesy of Alzheimer's Prevention Registry partners to whom we're grateful for providing it for us to share.

Alzheimer's Facts

Quick facts about the effects and prevalence of Alzheimer's, plus an overview of what Americans believe about the disease.

Lifestyle and Other Risk Factors

Learn about the risk factors for Alzheimer's and what you can do to minimize them. Did you know that wearing your seatbelt or walking six miles each week may help reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer's? Plus, get the facts that disprove some common Alzheimer's myths.

Risk Factors:

Lifestyle Factors:

Myths and Facts:

Family History/Genetics

What role does genetics play in different forms of Alzheimer's, and what can your family history tell you about your own chances of developing the disease? Learn about how genes and a person's behavior and environment interact to affect those chances.

Research 101

Learn about the status and direction of Alzheimer's prevention research and the national strategy that guides research funding.

Research Priorities and the National Plan:

Review of Recent Research Findings:


Why Prevention Trials


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More Ways You Can Help


For those living with Alzheimer's, caregivers, or if you have a loved one with Alzheimer's:

Alzheimer's Association 

24/7 Help Line: 1-800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

American Federation for Aging Research