It has been 30 years since November was established as National Alzheimer's Disease Month by former President Ronald Reagan. Since that time, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease has risen from 2 million to over 5 million, and the pace of research and discovery has rapidly increased, giving us knowledge of the disease process, treatments, information about prevention, diagnosis, and care.
During each November since 1983, the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter has marked the month by reaching out to caregivers, individuals with memory disorders, and the public with information about Alzheimer's and related dementias, and holding educational events throughout the two states.
This year, we are offering a number of special programs: The 23rd Annual Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium, Care to Cure, the Annual Western MA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Forum, and many more.
Visit our education calendar to see what’s happening in your area during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month!