Meet the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research, the Association includes a Home Office in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country.
50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. In the United States alone, more than 5 million have Alzheimer’s, and 16 million are their unpaid caregivers. The Association addresses this crisis by providing education and support to the millions who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.