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Program areas at Alzheimer's Association
Concern and awareness - Alzheimer's is a progressive, degenerative and ultimately fatal Disease. Too few americans understand the current and future economic impact of alzheimer's. Already more than 5 million americans are living with Alzheimer's and as many as 15 million people are providing unpaid care and support. And this massive group is in need of information and resources. The Alzheimer's Association has invested in education campaigns and initiatives to increase knowledge about Alzheimer's Disease and awareness of the Alzheimer's Association communicating our role as leaders of the cause. Key messages include the importance of early detection, resources for people with Alzheimer's and their families, and the societal impact of the Disease. Millions of constituents participated in our programs in local communities and on-line.
Field program support - approximately 262 offices across the u.s. are doing business as the Alzheimer's Association and various names as a collection of 75 chapters of the Association and are in communities nationwide providing services to families and professionals including: information and referral, support groups, care consultation, and education and safety services.
Research - the Alzheimer's Association is on the forefront of the Alzheimer's scientific field, globally connecting researchers in the quest to find methods of treatment, prevention and a cure. The Alzheimer's Association implements an aggressive global research and science program strategically designed to accelerate progress by fostering innovation, identifying and closing critical knowledge gaps, developing and disseminating tools, and nurturing scientific talent. The Alzheimer's Association has been a catalyst and convener for 40 years. Whether funding innovative grants to help further treatments and discovery, hosting the Alzheimer's Association international conference* (aaic*), the world's largest gathering of Alzheimer's researchers, or leading endeavors like the worldwide Alzheimer's Disease neuroimaging initiative (ww-adni) to accelerate advances in imaging, the Alzheimer's Association seeks to fund and advance best-in-class research and works with collaborators around the globe from all sectors to hasten this progress. * these are names that are trademarks to Alzheimer's Association.