Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It has been recognized as a top large nonprofit to work for by The Non Profit Times, the leading information provider for the nonprofit sector.

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 other dementias.

  • It has local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community.
  • It has a professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900) which offers information and advice to more than 250,000 callers each year and provides translation services in more than 170 languages.
  • It operates more than 4,500 support groups throughout the country and connect people across the globe through our online message boards.
  • Its safety services provide location management for people with Alzheimer’s who wander.
  • Its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

As the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Alzheimer Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Through its partnerships and funded projects, it has been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years. Among other actions, it advances the understanding of Alzheimer’s through its peer-reviewed research grant program which has awarded over $315 million to more than 2,200 scientists since 1982. Its scientific journal, Alzheimer’s & Dementia®, provides a single publication for the global scientific community to share its diverse knowledge.

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. It develops policy resources to educate decision makers on the economic and emotional toll that Alzheimer’s takes on families and the nation.

Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through its national office and chapters in communities nationwide. It is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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