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Mission Statement

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.

Our vision

A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Description

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

We provide information, education and support:
  • If you need to talk, our toll-free 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information, referrals and support in multiple languages. Call us anytime at 1.800.272.3900.

  • From coast to coast, our local chapters are in your community, providing core services to families and professionals, including information and referral, support groups, care consultation, education and safety services.

  • Our message boards connect people from all across the country who share their experiences and find support and friendship with others living with Alzheimer's.

  • MedicAlert + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return is our 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or related dementia that wander or who have a medical emergency.

  • We operate the Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library, the nation's largest library dedicated to Alzheimer's disease. The library provides a wide variety of free information services to the public.

  • Alzheimer's Association CareSource™ is our online suite of resources that will help coordinate assistance from family and friends, locate senior housing, receive customized care recommendations and enhance caregiving skills.

  • Our annual International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD) brings together the world's best scientists to exchange ideas and present breakthrough research.

  • We are advancing Alzheimer research through our peer-reviewed research grants program. Since 1982, the Association has committed more than $250 million to over 1,700 best-of-field research proposals.

  • Our journal, Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, presents the latest original, peer-reviewed, basic and clinical research advances in the field, including early detection, prevention and treatment.

  • The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nations' largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

  • We educate consumers about brain health and the steps they can take to potentially reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

  • Our advocates educate Congress on critical Alzheimer policy issues and work to increase federal funding for research and care programs.

  • We are leading the way in making sure that dementia care is safe, respectful and meaningful for every individual through our Campaign for Quality Care.

  • As part of our Early-Stage Initiative, we've enlisted an advocacy group of individuals with early-stage dementia who are guiding our efforts in raising awareness of the disease and changing perceptions. A national dialogue on Alzheimer's began in 2007 through a series of Town Hall Meetings hosted by the Association.

  • Our consumer awareness campaign urges Americans to become Alzheimer's Champions and move our cause forward.

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http://www.alz.org/txstar

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