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Impact Report
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2016 Impact Report
Creating a world without Alzheimer's disease

Your support helps us advance research, reach more people in need and
advocate for a future without Alzheimer's disease.

How we make an impact:

Increasing Awareness

Providing Care and Support

Advancing Public Policy

Accelerating Research

Volunteerism

Use of Funds

Board of Directors

Our Mission and Vision

The PDF version of the impact report is available here.


Dear Supporters,

On behalf of our staff and volunteers, we are pleased to present our 2016 Chapter Impact Report. We hope you will find it an informative summary of our efforts this past year and an affirmation of the impact your support has on individuals, families and communities. Our goals are clearly defined:

  • Increase concern and awareness about the true emotional and economic impact of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

  • Reach and serve an ever-increasing number of individuals and families throughout Washington state and Northern Idaho.

  • Inform and educate families and professionals about dementia-specific, evidence-based approaches to care.

  • Advocate to elected officials for increased funding of programs and services for all those affected by Alzheimer’s as well as disease-specific research.

  • Further advance the Association’s leadership in research for improved treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

As you will see in the Impact Report, 2016 was a year of significant growth for our Chapter. We are particularly proud of our dedicated staff and a record number of energetic volunteers whose passionate, purposeful work set new standards for media outreach, program and service delivery, engagement of legislative champions and funding for research.

We have so much more to do. We are still reaching a very small number—less than 5%—of those currently impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia. We can do more; we must do more, and with your continued engagement as clients, colleagues, donors and partners, we will do more.

You inspire and empower us—thank you!

Onward together...





Increasing Awareness

Reaching more people than ever before.

  • Through traditional and new media, our Chapter is reaching more people than ever before.

  • Trusted by caregivers, people living with the disease, concerned individuals and professionals, our website,blog and social media platforms received over 2.5 million visits in 2016

  • Media stories and advertising raised concern and awareness in our region with over 77 million impressions.

  • The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, our largest event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease, received over 12,400 donations in 2016.

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Providing Care and Support

We are here for people living with Alzheimer's disease and their
caregivers wherever, whenever and however they need.

Find support online or call 1.800.272.3900

                                              

"For me, learning to look and be grateful for what is left has saved my sanity. I could dwell on all that has been lost, and there has been so much, but I would miss the gems, the love and caring enjoyment of what is still here."

- Cary Ulrich, 
Family Caregiver



Advancing Public Policy

Raising concern and awareness among elected leaders and policy makers.

Become an advocate today

                                 

“I truly believe that when legislators hear people’s stories, it can impact change. We make an impact–not only for families living with the disease now but for the future.”

- Mikaela Louie, 
Family Caregiver and Advocate



Accelerating Research

Funding world class studies in dementia science.

  • The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private funder of dementia research in the world.

  • In 2016, the Association made new investments of nearly $25 million in 135 scientific investigations, part of over 350 ongoing Association-funded research projects in 18 countries, totaling over $90 million.

  • Our region is home to premier Alzheimer’s and dementia research facilities and 466 individuals who support research as volunteer participants in clinical trials through TrialMatch.

Help advance research and join a trial today.



Volunteerism

  • In 2016, over 800 volunteers contributed nearly 20,000 hours to advance our mission.
  • Through the efforts of talented, caring volunteers, we are able to deliver programs, fund research and support people affected by Alzheimer’s.

  • With guidance from our Early Stage Advisory Council, we are better able to serve those living with dementia every day.

Become a volunteer today

"As a volunteer, you can choose to do what makes you happy, what you enjoy and at the same time make an impact. If you volunteer in an area where you have a passion it fills your soul."

- Melinda Franklin,
  Early Stage Memory Loss Volunteer


 

Use of Funds

  • We respect the right of our donors to know how their money is being spent to further the Alzheimer's Association mission.

  • We continue to meet industry best practice standards with 78% of our total annual expenses going to care, support, research, awareness and advocacy.

Donate today

 

 



Board of Directors

Pete Minden - Board Chair

Ellen Cole - Board Vice Chair

Mikaela Louie - Board Secretary

Dave Budd

Dan Collin

Doug Ellison

John Friedman

Chris Gruenfeld

Bryan Haakenson

Christopher M. Henderson

Paula L. Houston, Ed.D

Suman Jayadev, MD

Leen Kawas, Ph.D

Kristen Kirst

Alicia Kristjanson

Myriam T. Marquez

Kristoffer Rhoads, Ph.D

Tom Ruttkay

Roy Walker



Our Vision

A world without Alzheimer's disease.



Our Mission

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.


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.