Why You Should Write for Alzheimers.net

  • Every 4 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. By 2050, unless changes are made, 1 in 85 people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer’s. You can be part of that change by making a difference in the lives of those diagnosed with the disease and the people who love and care for them.
  • Reach thousands of readers through our website and newsletters each week
  • Free platform to promote your experience, personal story, Alzheimer’s related causes

What We Are Looking ForShare Your Alzheimer's Story

Contributors are encouraged to review past articles on Alzheimers.net to determine if your proposed article meets our requirements.

Potential article topics include:

  • Your dementia caregiving experience
  • New products, programs, therapies and treatments that improve the lives of people who have Alzheimer’s
  • Reviews of books, movies, TV shows or other portrayals of dementia
  • Your experience post-Alzheimer’s diagnosis
  • Original poetry related to caregiving or dementia

Bio and Promotion

Since we do not pay contributors for articles, we are happy to include your byline with links to your Google+ account and website.

  • Submit byline — No more than 200 words about yourself or your company
  • Create an account with Gravatar and add your most recent head shot (Alzheimers.net pulls the author images from Gravatar)
  • After your article is live, share it with your followers on your different social networks
  • Since the article is unique to Alzheimers.net, you are not allowed to republish the content

See our content requirements

By submitting content, you give your consent to Alzheimers.net and A Place for Mom, Inc. to edit, publish and re-publish the submitted content, titles and links. Submitting content does not guarantee that it will be published.

Content Requirements

All content should be unique and original to Alzheimers.net. We do not accept posts that have already been published or submitted somewhere else online.

  • Word count should be between 400-800 words
  • When writing about being a caregiver, provide an empathetic perspective that supports and inspires fellow caregivers
  • When writing about Alzheimer’s management and prevention, provide an informed perspective that points to research, data points and expertise
  • When writing about your personal account or original poetry, provide an authentic perspective that will connect with readers and inspire them

Style Guidelines

  • Do not underlines (it can be confused with a hyperlink)
  • Use one space after end punctuation
  • Keep language simple and concise
  • Article should be scannable — Use bullet points, headlines, lists or numbers
  • Use descriptive text
  • Add hyperlinks in the text and include the actual link after the sentence you want it linked on
  • If you’re a published author, please include a book excerpt between 500-1000 words
  • Certain phrases should be avoided:
    • “Alzheimer’s sufferer” — Use “people with Alzheimer’s,” for instance
    • Stay away from generalizations — instead of saying “x causes Alzheimer’s” say instead: “x is a risk factor,” or “x is linked to or may cause Alzheimer’s”

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting

  1. Does the title make readers want to click on my article?
  2. Does the first paragraph invite the reader to continue reading?
  3. Is my article scannable with headlines, bullets or lists?
  4. Does my article speak to the Alzheimers.net’s audience
  5. Is my article free of typos and grammatical errors?

Submit your article here.

By submitting content, you give your consent to Alzheimers.net and A Place for Mom, Inc. to edit, publish and re-publish the submitted content, titles and links. Submitting content does not guarantee that it will be published.

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