Our Time Is Now
This is a moment of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer’s and all other
dementia. Following years of sustained growth in philanthropic support and federal funding for
dementia research driven by the Alzheimer’s Association, the national goal of preventing and
effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025 is now within reach.
Modifiable risk factors are estimated to contribute to nearly 4 in 10 dementia cases globally, and
the Association is leading and funding studies in multiple countries to evaluate lifestyle
interventions designed to reduce risk of cognitive decline. At the same time, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration accelerated approval of the first treatment to address the underlying biology
of Alzheimer’s disease begins a new era in Alzheimer’s treatment and research. History has
shown us that approvals of the first drug in a new category can invigorate the field, increase
investments in new treatments and generate greater innovation.
We have never been as optimistic as we are today that we are on the verge of something truly
transformational. Our time is now, and together we will change the trajectory of this disease. We
welcome your partnership!
View how the momentum in Alzheimer's disease research is growing.
Partners in Progress
Thanks to private philanthropy, the Alzheimer's Association has played a role in almost every major development in Alzheimer's science and has earned recognition as the nonprofit with the highest impact in Alzheimer's research worldwide.
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Alzheimer's Association Founding President Jerome Stone and others make charitable gifts totaling $200,000, enabling the Association to make its first research grants.
The T.L.L Templeton Foundation makes its first $2.5 million gift to the Association, supporting the research that leads to the use of PET scans to see beta-amyloid deposits in the living brain.
Philanthropy helps the Association fast-track the addition of amyloid PET scans to a nationwide brain-imaging study—transforming understanding of presymptomatic Alzheimer's.
Dave and Dana Dornsife help the Association launch the Global Biomarker Standardization Consortium, which has improved how the effectiveness of Alzheimer's treatments is measured worldwide.
Philanthropic Investment Priorities
Step Up the Pace is accelerating progress by funding international grant competitions and strategic research initiatives.
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