As part of a nationwide network of chapters, the Alzheimer's Association® National Capital Area Chapter provides help and hope to half a million people impacted by Alzheimer's and related disorders - those diagnosed, their families and care partners - including approximately 80,000 people with dementia in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Chapter provides the following services: 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900); information, support and education for people with dementia, their families and caregivers, and the general public; support groups; safety programs; training for professionals; clinical trials; and advocacy on the federal, state and local levels.
The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. Seventy-eight percent of chapter expenditures go toward providing programs and services for the metropolitan D.C. region.
A world without Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
There are currently an estimated 5.4 million people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. This number is expected to skyrocket to as many as 16 million people by mid-century. The promise of earlier diagnosis and the development of better medications and treatments will significantly change the experience of Alzheimer’s for millions. These factors will provide unprecedented opportunities and challenges to the Association over the next three years.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the current leader in Alzheimer’s advocacy, research and support. To enhance and strengthen this leadership position and to expand the depth, breadth, and pace of the Alzheimer’s movement, we must do more.
The Alzheimer’s Association will advance its mission by: