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Everyday we see the tragic impact of Alzheimer’s disease on families. We are grateful for your interest in choosing the Alzheimer’s Association®. Your donation and the donations of others, continue to fund research to find a cure to end this disease and support all those impacted by the disease including families and caregivers. Since awarding our first grants in 1982, the Association has grown into the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. Over the life of our grants program, we have awarded over $385 million to more than 2,500 projects - all made possible by caring people like you.

By making a donation to our Chapter, you help us to serve people with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers in Northern Virginia, suburban and Southern Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Our Chapter ranks among the top of all Alzheimer’s Association chapters for the number of requests for:

  • information and referral services
  • care and counseling consultations
  • education and training programs and
  • support group programs.

Here are some ways your donation helps:
$10 – Informational materials
Enables the mailing of two care packages with helpful information to families in need.

$25 – Educational conferences & seminars
Allows one person to attend a caregivers or professionals training conference.

$50 – 24/7 Helpline
Provides reliable information and support during three crisis calls. (We receive nearly 5,000 calls annually, ranging from 20 to 40 minutes in duration.) We are here if and when you need us!

$100 – Safety programs
Supports two people in MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®, a 24-hour response service for wandering and medical emergencies.

$200 – Help from a care consultant
Provides Alzheimer care consultation to aid a caregiver in distress during the middle of the night.

$500 – Critical research to find a cure
Helps fund outreach for securing participants in clinical studies and clinical trials. We are in dire need of people to participate in these programs to support and validate the work of our researchers.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.