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About the Publishers

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are part of the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

NIA leads the federal government effort conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center offers information and publications on dementia and caregiving for families, caregivers, and professionals.

NINDS is the nation’s leading funder of research on the brain and nervous system. The NINDS mission is to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

For additional copies of this publication or further information, contact:

National Institute on Aging
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers
1-800-438-4380

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
www.ninds.nih.gov
1-800-352-9424

NIH Publication No. 13-7907
September 2013