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Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter

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.

 

Public contact

24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900
www.alz.org/co

 

Media contact

Sara Spaulding, Vice President of Communications
303.813.1669 tel
303.813.1670 fax
sara.spaulding@alz.org
www.alz.org/co

 

Founded

1980

 

Funding

The non-profit Alzheimer's Association is funded through individual contributions, foundation grants, corporate contributions, and planned gifts. The Walk to End Alzheimer's - the annual major fund-raising event of the Alzheimer's Association - is held in 12 locations throughout Colorado and raised more than $1 million in 2011 to support our mission.

 

Who we are 

The non-profit Alzheimer's Association is the national voice for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families and caregivers.

Today more than 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease – more than 72,000 residents in Colorado – unless something is done to prevent it, that number is expected to increase to 7 million Americans by 2025 – 110,000 in Colorado.

More than 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease live at home. Almost 75 percent of the home care is provided by families and friends. 

For every person with the diagnosis, the lives of at least other three people have been changed forever. Family and caregivers take on extraordinary financial, emotional and physical responsibilities to support their loved one.

In Colorado, the Alzheimer's Association provides information, support, and education and training for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's. Anyone may contact us through the 24-hour Helpline (1.800.272.3900), the chapter Web site (www.alz.org/co), or during our many educational presentations throughout the state.

Through the efforts of the chapter's Multicultural Outreach Initiatives, additional services are available to individuals and families who prefer or require assistance and/or materials in Spanish. Many of these are provided in collaboration with local community organizations. Alzheimer's Association services include support groups, informational materials and educational programs in Spanish. Please call our Helpline (800-272-3900) or in Denver at (303-813-1669) staffed by bi-lingual individuals who will respond at the caller's convenience with information and support.

 

Advocacy and Research The Alzheimer's Association supports advocacy on Alzheimer's and related memory issues before federal, state and local government. Further, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research, and has committed more than $100 million toward research into the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of Alzheimer's disease. More than $18 million in research funding was provided in the last fiscal year, including important work in Colorado.


For more information call the Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter at 1.800.272.3900.


 

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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.