The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's, and since our founding in 1980, we have moved toward this goal by advancing research and providing support, information and education to those affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias.
Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's. We enhance 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 related dementias. We are here to help.
We advance research
- We have local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community.
- Our professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900) offers information and advice to more than 250,000 callers each year and provides translation services in more than 130 languages.
- We run more than 4,500 support groups throughout the country and connect people across the globe through our online message boards.
- We help people find clinical trials through our free service Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch, which makes it easy to search opportunities based on personal criteria.
- We deliver 20,000 education programs annually and offer online information in 17 languages.
- Our safety services, Comfort Zone and MedicAlert + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return, provide location management for people with Alzheimer's who wander.
- Our online suite of resources, Alzheimer's Association CareSource, helps caregivers coordinate assistance from family and friends, locate senior housing, and enhance caregiving skills.
- Our annual Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.
As the largest, private non-profit funder of Alzheimer research, the Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Through our partnerships and funded projects, we have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years.
We advance the understanding of Alzheimer's through our peer-reviewed research grant program, which has awarded more than $265 million to 1,800 scientists since 1982. We advocate
The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer's a national priority. Join our effort. Our 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 more than 75 local chapters. As the largest donor-supported, voluntary health organization for Alzheimer's, the Association is a catalyst for advancements in Alzheimer research and care.
Together, we can change the future of Alzheimer's.