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The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.The Alzheimer's Association  relies on private support to do its work. Funding from corporations and foundations helps maintain the Association's work and directly impacts people with dementia, their families and companies.

Alzheimer's disease robs people
of the very essence of their being

 What We Do

  • 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 related dementia. We are here to help. 
  • The Chapter serves four counties: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Kern.
  • We have a professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) that helps several thousand callers each year, including Spanish-speakers.
  • The Chapter offers free support and programs for families and caregivers.
  • We provide education for families and professionals alike, including CEUs when appropriate.
  • A top priority is to advocate and fight for critical Alzheimer research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

 Did you know?

  • More than 36,000 people in our four-county service area have Alzheimer's disease; that number is expected grow to more than 70,000 by the year 2030, a 51 percent increase.
  • One in eight California Baby Boomers who reach age 55 will develop Alzheimer's disease.
  • Alzheimer's is not limited to older adults; it can occur in individuals in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
  • Alzheimer's is now the sixth leading cause of death in California.

Alzheimer's disease adversely impacts
the economy and community

 We Help Those Who Help Others

  • Most people with dementia live at home, usually with help from family or friends.
  • Caregivers of people with severe memory problems/dementia spend an average of 54 hours each week providing care.
  • 21 percent of caregivers report being forced to miss work 11 percent must quit their jobs California's employers suffer an estimated $1.4 billion in lost productivity each year due to employees having to care for family members with dementia.
 Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's 
  • Private foundations and corporation support a range of our Chapter's programs, from scholarly and scientific research to programs, community outreach and professional training. Our Director of Development and his staff can direct prospective foundation and corporate donors to giving opportunities that are best suited to their philanthropic objectives.

    Please contact Mitchel Sloan, Director of Development, at 805.892.4259 or mitchel.sloan@alz.org to find out more.


 

Alzheimer's Association

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