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Alzheimer’s Association


A World Without Alzheimer’s Disease


The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Enhanced Care and Support

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.

  • Local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community. Find a chapter near you: Click Here
  • Professionally staffed 24/7 helpline (1-800-272-3900) offers information and advice to more than 300,000 callers each year and provides translation services in more than 200 languages
  • They host face-to-face support groups and educational sessions in communities nationwide
  • Connects people across the globe through online message boards. The online community is ready to answer your questions and give you support.
  • They provide caregivers and families with comprehensive online resources and information through the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center.
  • They have the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library, the nation’s largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Advance Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. You can visit the Online Research Center here.

  • They advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s through a peer-reviewed research grant program, which has invested over $350 million since 1982.
  • Their annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference is the world’s largest conference of it’s kind, bringing researchers together to report on ground breaking studies.

Alzheimer’s Association History

In 1979, Jerome H. Stone and representatives from several family support groups met with the National Institute on Aging to explore the value of a national, independent, nonprofit organization to complement federal efforts surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. That meeting resulted in the April 10, 1980, formation of the Alzheimer’s Association with Mr. Stone as founding president.

Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our national office and chapters in communities nationwide. We are the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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