The FY19 Annual Report details mission-related accomplishments within the six strategic objectives of the Alzheimer’s Association: providing and enhancing care and support; accelerating research; increasing concern and awareness; strengthening diversity and inclusion; advancing public policy; and increasing revenue. These initiatives drive the Association’s efforts to eliminate Alzheimer’s and offer help and hope to all those affected by the disease.

“Our significant accomplishments and progress in FY19 have set the pace for our work in the future. With the help of our ever-expanding base of dedicated volunteers, donors and supporters, we will continue to build on our advances while remaining relentless in our pursuit to end Alzheimer’s and all dementia.”

Harry Johns
President and CEO

Dave Goltermann
Chair, Governing Board

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Providing and Enhancing Care and Support

The Association is instrumental in providing and enhancing care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Through our commitment to reliable resources, support and information, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year via our locations nationwide and our award-winning website and Helpline. 

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Accelerating Research

The world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is also the nonprofit with the highest impact in Alzheimer’s research worldwide, behind only the U.S. and Chinese governments as measured by InCites Clarivate™. In our role as the leading research convener, collaborator and coordinator, the Association is committed to accelerating global progress of new treatments, preventions and, ultimately, a cure.

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Increasing Concern and Awareness

The Association drives the nationwide discussion of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and establishes the organization as the leader in the fight to end devastation from dementia. By growing the conversation about the number of affected individuals, and the staggering economic and societal impact of Alzheimer’s, the public and policymakers are enabled to take appropriate actions to change the course of the disease, and families can be empowered to raise their voices as they face its challenges.

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Strengthening Diversity and Inclusion

The Association has long highlighted diversity and inclusion as core values critically important to our work. As the American population ages and becomes increasingly more diverse, the Association is committed to identifying and addressing barriers that may impede members of diverse communities from receiving Alzheimer’s education and care and support resources, and to ensuring that all people are included in the fight against the disease.

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Advancing Public Policy

The leading voice for Alzheimer’s advocacy, the Association and the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, our separately incorporated advocacy affiliate, successfully fight for critical research and care and support initiatives at the state and federal levels. In tandem with hundreds of thousands of advocates, we are relentless in our efforts to make Alzheimer’s a national priority while speaking up for the needs and rights of people living with the disease.

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Increasing Revenue

Individuals, corporations and foundations further the Association’s mission through their dedicated involvement and support. From Walk to End Alzheimer’s to fundraising galas to estate gifts and more, the Association deeply appreciates our many generous donors who demonstrate their powerful, ongoing commitment to ending Alzheimer’s through advancing research and enhancing the Association’s care and support efforts.

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