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About Us - The Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association is the premier source of information and support for the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. The National organization was founded in 1980 as a non-profit organization and is the largest private supporter of Alzheimer's research.

The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in the 49 western North Carolina counties serving over 100,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease. We provide a variety of services including a 24-Hour Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference.

2017 Statistics

2017 Facts for North Carolina

The Alzheimer's Association is the premier national voluntary not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fight against Alzheimer's disease. There are other organizations with which the Alzheimer's Association has no relationship, but they often use the name Alzheimer's in their solicitations.

Area We Serve

The Western Carolina Chapter serves the western 49 counties North Carolina.

Our Mission

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through 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.

Our Vision

A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Financial Information

The Western Carolina 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.  The chapter uses funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

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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.