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About the NTG

The ‘NTG’ is a not-for-profit organization charged with ensuring that the interests of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia – as well as their families and friends – are taken into account.

The NTG's overall mission is to advocate for services and supports for people with intellectual disability and their families who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementias.

We produce materials related to dementia, including practice guidelines, screening tools, education and training curricula and workshops, agency and family-based information, and other technical materials – as well as provide technical assistance.

The NTG is a non-for-profit organization which collaborates with  various national associations, organizations, and university centers.


  • member of LEAD - Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer's Disease (a Washington-based coalition working to focus attention on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders)



  • member of FoNIA - the Friends of the National Institute on Aging.

  • in a cooperative agreement with the NDSS, National Down Syndrome Society


  • affiliated with the AADMD - the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

  • in affiliation with the Canadian Consortium / NTG Canada


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“I can think of no other disease that has such a profound effect on loss of function, loss of independence, and the need for care. I can think of no other disease so deeply dreaded by anyone who wants to age gracefully and with dignity. I can think of no other disease that places such a heavy burden on families, communities, and societies. I can think of no other disease where innovation, including breakthrough discoveries to develop a cure, is so badly needed.” 

 Dr. Margaret Chan


 World Health Organization




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"With compassion for people with intellectual disability and dementia, the NTG is committed to raise global awareness and increase support system capacity through advocacy, research, training, and education."
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