Zenith Society The Alzheimer's Association

Why I Got Involved

Alzheimer's Association Champions and Zenith members share why they got involved with our mission.
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Darlene Shiley - Running time 2:38

How Association funds are used

How Association funds are used - pie chart

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Care Grid

Care & Support

Zenith members help to fund the Alzheimer's Association care services, which provide support to all those affected by the disease: those living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers, family members and friends. The Alzheimer's Association offers care programs on both a national and local level, constantly evolving to ensure that the most innovative products are available to our constituents.


The Zenith Society plays a direct role in shaping and advancing Alzheimer's research through the Zenith Fellows Awards program.  This program supports senior scientists who have made significant contributions to the field and who continue to pursue and fund promising, innovative approaches to early detection, causes, treatment and prevention. Annually, members review research grant proposals and have exclusive access to progress reports and one-on-one contact with the lead researchers.

In addition, members also have year-round opportunities to connect with leading researchers in a variety of intimate settings, including the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC). This annual gathering brings together the world's leading dementia scientists to exchange information and Zenith members have an exclusive invitation to attend.

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Advocacy is an emerging area of focus for both the Alzheimer's Association and the Zenith Society. Members have the opportunity to be trained one-on-one by public policy experts so they can speak about Alzheimer's-related legislation with elected officials. Annually, Zenith members travel to Washington, D.C. to engage their representatives in a conversation about Alzheimer's disease and share their experiences.

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Zenith Society members have an unprecedented opportunity to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, helping to spread a message about the value of early detection and the benefits a diagnosis can bring to both the person living with the disease and their friends and family.


Zenith members have a high level of involvement across the many facets of the Alzheimer's Association as donors, ambassadors, advocates and volunteers. In addition, many of them serve in leadership roles, assuming positions on both local and national boards. As the philanthropic visionaries of the organization, their opinions, experiences and knowledge are invaluable in the planning Association strategy and growth.

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