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The Southeast Florida Chapter enhances efforts for researching a cure and provides support and educational services to over 200,000 Alzheimer's patients, families and caregivers in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Martin, Monroe, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
A world without Alzheimer's disease.
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's research and care.
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 have local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community. Find a chapter near you.
- 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 170 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.
- We house 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.
- 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 Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
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