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The Alzheimer's Association – Delaware Valley Chapter dedicates donations to providing information, support, programming and services for the more than 294,000 families affected by Alzheimer's who are in the 18 counties we serve. We also provide information on living a brain-healthy lifestyle and research into the cause, treatments, preventions and cure for Alzheimer's.

The impact of Alzheimer's - both long-lasting and far-reaching - causes us to continually expand our programs, services and support to meet the new and changing needs of individuals with dementia and their families wherever they are in the disease process:

  • Today, Alzheimer's  and related demtias affect more than  294,000 in our 18 county tri-state service area

  • By 2025, the number of with Alzheimer's could exceed 600,000 

  • Nationally, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease; researchers say as many as 16 million Americans could have the disease by 2025 

  • 1 in 10 people over age 65 has Alzheimer's and 1 in 2 over age 85 has the disease 

  • 1 in 10 Americans has a family member with Alzheimer's 

  • 1 in 10 is an Alzheimer caregiver 

  • 1 in 3 knows someone with Alzheimer's 

  • 7 in 10 people with Alzheimer's live at home, with family and friends providing most of the care 

  • People live with Alzheimer's eight years, on average, but the disease could last from three to 20 years after symptoms begin

To help families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, we offer our 24-hour Helpline (800.272.3900); support groups as a confidential forum for people to share concerns and receive support; educational programs and workshops for those affected by Alzheimer's, the public and health professionals; and Safe Return® to help find people with memory problems who wander and become lost. We also advocate for quality dementia care and services, and funding for public programs serving people with dementia and funding to accelerate the pace of promising research.

Thank you, for your support and for helping us serve thousands of families affected by Alzheimer's today and for helping us achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.


 

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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.