The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. We imagine a world without Alzheimer's. We work to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through advances in research, to provide and improve care and support to all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia by promoting mental health.
The Alzheimer's Association works at the global, national and local levels to provide care and support to all people affected by Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We are here to help.
- We have local chapters throughout the country that provide services within each community. Find a chapter near you.
- Our 24/7 Helpline (1-800-272-3900), which is staffed by professional staff, provides information and advice to more than 300,000 people each year and provides translation services in more than 200 languages.
- We organize support groups and educational sessions in communities across the country.
- We connect people from all over the world through our online message boards, ALZConnected. Our online community is ready to answer your questions and support you.
- We give caregivers and families comprehensive online resources and information on care at the early stage, at the intermediate stage and the final stage.
- Our free online tool, Alzheimer's Navigator, helps people with this disease determine their needs and develop an action plan. In addition, our Community Resource Finder is a comprehensive database of programs and services, hosting and care services, and legal experts.
- We house the Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library, the nation's largest library and resource center, dedicated to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and other related types of dementia.
As the leading nonprofit sponsor of Alzheimer's research, the Alzheimer's Association encourages the global advancement of new treatments, prevention methods, and ultimately a cure.
- We promote understanding of Alzheimer's through our expertly evaluated research grant program, which has invested more than $208 million in more than 590 research projects in 31 countries.
- Our Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world's largest annual conference of its kind, bringing together researchers to unveil groundbreaking studies.
- We bring together researchers from around the world to foster the exchange of information through GAAIN, Global Alzheimer's Association International Network, the first such database with advanced analytical tools to accelerate discoveries.
- Our scientific newsletter, Alzheimer's & Dementia, offers a unique publication for the global scientific community to share their different knowledge.
- Our professional society, Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), is the only professional society designed exclusively for people dedicated to the study of Alzheimer's and dementia.
- We streamline clinical trials by connecting healthy volunteers, people with the disease and caregivers to current studies through the Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch, a free and easy-to-use clinical trial search service.
- We accelerate the transition of potential therapies from laboratory testing to clinical trials. Since 2012, the Part the Cloud initiative has raised and invested more than $30 million in Alzheimer’s translational research to accelerate scientific progress in Alzheimer's research by funding the most promising early phase clinical studies.
- We are pioneers in increasing knowledge about prevention. The Alzheimer's Association has invested in projects such as the U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER). Study that reveal what is good for the heart is good for the brain, and that following a healthy diet, staying physically active, and not smoking will help reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
The Alzheimer's Association leads efforts to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and promotes important Alzheimer-related research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal levels. We work tirelessly to make Alzheimer's a national priority. Join our cause.
- We develop policy resources, including Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, to inform policymakers about the economic and emotional cost Alzheimer's represents to families and the country.
- Our advocates convene elected officials at all levels of government to participate every year in our Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum , which consists of a march on Capitol Hill to meet with elected representatives.
- With our delegations, we work to pass laws at the federal, state and global levels.