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The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.



 


The Alzheimer's Association has been recognized as a top large nonprofit to work for by The NonProfit Times, the leading information provider for the nonprofit sector.


We provide care and support
We accelerate research
We advocate 
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We provide care and support to those affected

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

We accelerate research and create a path for global process

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.  Visit our  online Research Center.

  • We advance the understanding of Alzheimer's through our peer-reviewed research grant program, has invested over $385 million in more than 2,500 scientific investigations since 1982.

  • Our annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC)® is the world’s largest conference of its kind, bringing researchers together to report on groundbreaking studies. 

  • We bring researchers together worldwide to advance scientific data sharing through GAAIN, the Global Alzheimer’s Association International Network, a first-of-its-kind database with advanced analytical tools to accelerate discoveries.

  • We study the field for the areas of greatest need, driving support for transformational projects such as the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU), the first-ever Alzheimer’s disease prevention trial.

  • Our scientific journal, Alzheimer’s & Dementia®, provides a single publication for the global scientific community to share its diverse knowledge.

  • Our professional society, Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), is the only professional society designed exclusively for individuals dedicated to Alzheimer's and dementia science.

  • We accelerate clinical studies by connecting healthy volunteers, people with the disease and caregivers to current studies through Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch®, a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service.

  • We play a pioneering role in increasing knowledge about prevention. The Association has invested in projects revealing that what’s good for the heart is good for the brain, and that eating a healthy diet, staying physically active and not smoking will help reduce risk of cognitive decline.

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We advocate for the needs and rights of people facing Alzheimer’s.

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level.  We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority.  Join our cause.

  • The Association assembles and trains a nationwide network of advocates whose voices are critical in engaging elected officials in the fight against Alzheimer’s at every level of government.

  • Each year, our advocates participate in our annual Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum, a march on Capitol Hill to meet with elected representatives.

  • We help pass landmark legislation such as the National Alzheimer's Project Act, which mandated the creation of a national plan to fight Alzheimer's disease and coordinates efforts toward its first goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025.

  • We advance commitment to Alzheimer’s funding from the federal government. In 2015, the Association helped secure a historic $350 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease research funding.

  • We secure quality health care services for those affected. The Alzheimer’s Association was instrumental in a 2016 decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ensuring that people with Alzheimer’s will have access to care planning with a medical professional through Medicare.

  • We develop policy resources, including Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, to educate decision makers on the economic and emotional toll that Alzheimer's takes on families and the nation.

  • With our chapters, we work to pass legislation at the federal, state and global level. Learn about our many advocacy victories.

Join our cause

  • Volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association. Plan an event, facilitate a support group or sign up for another opportunity to advance the cause.

  • Advocate for those affected by Alzheimer’s and urge legislators make the disease a national priority.

  • Participate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research.

  • Start a team for The Longest Day®. Honor the strength, heart and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity June 21 - the summer solstice.

  • Donate to advance vital research and provide care and support programs.

  • Register for Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch®, a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies.

Our history

The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research. Jerome H. Stone was our founding president. 

Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our headquarters in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country.  We are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Together, we can change the future of Alzheimer’s. Donate today.

 

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.