Learn about this site, alz.org, and the resources it offers. Review the terms and conditions for using the Alzheimer's Association website, including the linking policy, accessibility information, processes and practices, restrictions on using our logo and trademarked/copyrighted material, and other permissions.

Introduction to alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association website, alz.org®, provides information on the symptoms and signs, diagnosis, progression, treatment and care of Alzheimer's disease and all other dementia. It also provides updates on Association programs, partners and events and offers the means to get support from the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) and your local chapter.

Security and Privacy Policy

Learn how data may be collected and shared when using alz.org and other Association services.

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The website offers information and resources for many audiences, including people living with Alzheimer's and dementia, families, caregivers, care professionals, medical professionals, public health professionals, scientific researchers, Alzheimer's advocates, policymakers, volunteers and the general public.

The primary purpose of this website is educational. Alz.org provides general information about Alzheimer's and all other dementia, but this information is not intended, and should not be deemed, to take the place of professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have noticed possible symptoms of Alzheimer's in yourself or someone else or have any health-related concerns, please contact your health care professional.

Our Pressroom offers the latest news updates from the Association, including statements on Alzheimer's research, treatment developments, advocacy and more. Read the latest press releases and learn about our spokespeople

Free access to information

Information on alz.org is free and available to the public. The Alzheimer's Association is not a membership organization and does not charge for access or require subscriptions. There is no paid advertising hosted on alz.org. The generosity of our donors supports the Alzheimer's Association and its website.

Our commitment to transparency

The Alzheimer's Association is an independent nonprofit that safeguards against outside influence. We are committed to transparently sharing our financial reports and partnership information.

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Linking policy

Linking to alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association permits text links to the content on our website, which is frequently updated for accuracy and consistency. However, links must not suggest that the Alzheimer's Association endorses any third-party products or services. Links to the Alzheimer's Association website should be text only. Use of copyrighted or trademarked material requires written permission from the Alzheimer's Association. To request permission or for any questions about linking to the Alzheimer's Association website, contact contentstrategy@alz.org.
 

Links from alz.org to other sites

For informational purposes only, the Alzheimer's Association links to other entities’ websites. If you link to such websites, you will be solely subject to their privacy policies once you leave the Association’s website. The Association neither controls nor guarantees the completeness, accuracy, legality or timeliness of information on a linked website. The Association is not responsible and disclaims all liability for the contents of such websites. By linking to others' websites, the Association is not implying any endorsement of the entity whose website is linked to, the views expressed therein, or any product, process, service, item or appearing thereon.
 

Editorial process

Health-related and scientific content on alz.org is written by Alzheimer's Association staff members and reviewed by subject matter experts, including scientists, medical professionals and care professionals. We do not use AI or computer-generated content. We do not solicit or accept outside submissions.  

Because much of the content published on alz.org includes medical or scientific information, the Association has assembled a body of experts called the Medical and Scientific Advisory Group (MSAG). As part of our editorial process, MSAG members may be asked to provide expert input, review and provide feedback on website content that discusses certain medical or scientific information. 

The Alzheimer's Association strives to share information that is accurate, relevant and consistently updated in a timely manner. Information on alz.org supports the Association's mission: to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. We recognize the importance of having access to information about Alzheimer's and aim to keep our audiences in mind at all times, including people living with the disease, families and caregivers.  
 

Editorial disclaimer

Alz.org contains general information on legal, financial and medical issues. This website is not meant to take the place of professional advice. Laws vary by state and are constantly changing. As a result, we make no representation, warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, applicability or reliability of the information on this site. Visitors are encouraged to confirm the information on this site with legal/financial advisors or other reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning their health to licensed physicians or other appropriate health care professionals.

The Alzheimer's Association, its affiliates or agents, or any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site, disclaim responsibility for errors or omissions in the information provided on this site or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Corrections and additions to this site will be made when necessary. By accessing alz.org, you are agreeing to the foregoing, and assume all associated risks, and, to the fullest extent allowed by law waive all rights to sue or seek to hold the Alzheimer’s Association liable for any matter arising from or related to your use of alz.org.
 

Accessibility

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, which means we attempt to meet the needs of all constituents. As part of this commitment, we aim to make our website accessible and usable for all. The Association is continually taking appropriate actions to improve alz.org following the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. If you have difficulty using or accessing an element of the site, please share your feedback via accessibility@alz.org.
 

Information in Spanish on alz.org

Our Spanish-language website is human-translated. It is updated and reviewed by Alzheimer's Association staff translators fluent in Mexican Spanish with native-speaker proficiency to ensure the correct translation of nuanced material. The Alzheimer's Association also works with translation vendors who are members of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA). 

Educational, government or grant-funded pages require notarized translation certificates. When necessary, translated materials on alz.org are provided to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) with a notarized certificate of translation.
 
Corrections and additions to the Spanish language site will be made when necessary. The Association can not guarantee the accuracy of translations we do not provide. For questions about materials in other languages on alz.org, please contact translations@alz.org.
 

Copyrights and reprints

The Alzheimer's Association retains copyright on the content of this site unless otherwise noted.
 

Reprint or reuse of information from this site without change

To request permission to use information from this website, send an email describing the intended use, duration and contact information to copyright@alz.org.
 

Content licensing

The Alzheimer’s Association offers partners the opportunity to license developed content and materials for use across a range of communication channels including internal websites, email and hard copy distribution. A partnership agreement is required to use the Alzheimer's Association name, logo and "Proud national supporter" language. Communication channels and fees will be mutually agreed upon in the terms of the partnership. Please send an email describing intended use, duration and contact information to contentstrategy@alz.org.

The Association offers businesses and organizations additional opportunities to help fight Alzheimer's disease. Learn about corporate partnerships, employee programs and cause marketing or contact corporateinitiatives@alz.org.  
 

Translations and adaptations

Translations or adaptations of Alzheimer's Association content must be reviewed and approved by the Alzheimer's Association. Please send an email describing intended use, duration and contact information to translations@alz.org.
 

Using content from Alzheimer's Association press releases

Reprints of Alzheimer's Association content or references to Association contact information in an organization's press release must be approved by the Alzheimer's Association. Please send queries to media@alz.org.


Trademarks and logos

Using any registered trademarks, including logos, of the Alzheimer's Association without the prior consent of the Association is strictly prohibited. Submit written requests describing intended use, duration and contact information to brandhelp@alz.org

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Photographs and graphics

The original photographs and graphics on our website are not available for reproduction by third parties. 

However, Stacy Janis images from Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour are available to third parties. Please send requests to brandhelp@alz.org.