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



 


The Alzheimer's Association has been recognized as a top large nonprofit to work for by The NonProfit Times, the leading information provider for the nonprofit sector.


We enhance care and support
We advance research
We advocate 
Join our cause
Our history
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We enhance care and support

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. We are here to help.

We advance research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.  Visit our  online Research Center.

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We advocate

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.  We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority.  Join our cause.

Join our cause

  • Volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association. Plan an event, facilitate a support group or sign up for another opportunity to advance the cause.

  • Advocate for those affected by Alzheimer’s and urge legislators make the disease a national priority.

  • Participate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research.

  • Start a team for The Longest Day®. Honor the strength, heart and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity June 21 - the summer solstice.

  • Donate to advance vital research and provide care and support programs.

  • Register for Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch®, a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies.

Our history

In 1979, Jerome H. Stone and representatives from several family support groups met with the National Institute on Aging to explore the value of a national, independent, nonprofit organization to complement federal efforts surrounding Alzheimer's disease. That meeting resulted in the April 10, 1980, formation of the Alzheimer's Association with Mr. Stone as founding president.

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

Together, we can change the future of Alzheimer’s. Donate today.

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.