About The Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association provides research, education, support, advocacy and caregiving resources. Read more to learn about this organization.

The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research, care and support, is dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.

Our mission is 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.

The Association’s 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 Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The Association’s two research conferences, the International Conference on Alzheimer’s 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 Alzheimer’s 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

• Safety

• 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 Alzheimer’s and their families a confidential and safe place to share concerns and receive support.

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