To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the 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.
How Your Donation Helps
The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association (Alzheimer’s Association), is the premier source of information and support for the 4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Through its national network of chapters, it offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families, and caregivers and represents their interests on Alzheimer-related issues before federal, state, and local government and with health and long-term care providers. The largest private funder of Alzheimer research, the Association has committed more than $100 million toward research into the causes, treatment, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease.
As part of a nationwide network of chapters, the Alzheimer’s Association®National Capital Area Chapter provides help and hope to half a million people impacted by Alzheimer’s and related disorders – those diagnosed, their families and care partners – including approximately 80,000 people with dementia in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Chapter provides the following services: counseling, information and education for families and caregivers; support groups; Safe Return; training for professionals; community education; and government advocacy on the state and local levels.
The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area 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. Seventy-eight percent of chapter expenditures go toward providing programs and services for the metropolitan D.C. region.
Vision – A world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Guiding Principles – There are currently an estimated 5 million people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. This number is expected to skyrocket to as many as 16 million people by mid-century. The promise of earlier diagnosis and the development of better medications and treatments will significantly change the experience of Alzheimer’s for millions. These factors will provide unprecedented opportunities and challenges to the Association over the next three years.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the current leader in Alzheimer’s advocacy, research and support. To enhance and strengthen this leadership position and to expand the depth, breadth, and pace of the Alzheimer’s movement, we must do more.
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