The Alzheimers Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research, care and support, is dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimers.
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimers 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.
The Associations nationwide organization, founded in 1980, includes the national office in Chicago, the public policy office in Washington, D.C., and 300 local points of service across the country.
We fund innovative Alzheimer research
The Association has invested more than $185 million in Alzheimer research and is a catalyst for generating new knowledge about Alzheimers disease and other dementias.
The Associations two research conferences, the International Conference on Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders (ICAD) and the International Conference on Prevention of Dementia, bring together the greatest minds in dementia research from around the world.
We fund research grants that support investigations into understanding the disease and improving the quality of life for people affected by dementia.
We provide information, education and support
The Alzheimers Association provides a broad range of programs and services for people living with the disease, families, caregivers, residential care professionals and
professional health care providers.
Our 24/7 Helpline can help you address a variety of dementia-related issues:
Medications and treatment options
Skills to provide quality care
Strategies to reduce stress and manage lifestyle changes
Legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions
Clinical trials of potential treatments
Medicare and Medicaid benefits
Professional and community services
Our award-winning Web site at www.alz.org is a rich resource with evidence-based content that helps inform our diverse audiences. Our online forums provide people with Alzheimers and their families a confidential and safe place to share concerns and receive support.