Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.

Having awarded more than $100 million in research grants, the Association ranks as the top private funder of research into the causes, treatments, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. The Association also provides education and support for people diagnosed with the condition, their families, and caregivers.

The primary vision of The Alzheimer's Association is creating a world without Alzheimer’s disease while optimizing quality of life for individuals and their families. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers.

For more information, or to contact Alzheimer's Association, see their website at: www.alz.org

» Recent News

Actor David Hyde Pierce Announces Bill to Prevent Alzheimer's
10 Mar 05 | David Hyde Pierce joined senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Kit Bond to announce the reintroduction of the Ronald Reagan Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act.

Alzheimer's Association Mourns Long-Time Partner Ronald Reagan
05 Jun 04 | The Alzheimer's Association joins the world in mourning the loss of former President of the United States Ronald Reagan. Our heart-felt condolences go out to the Reagan family.

New Alzheimer's Association Report Predicts Disease Will Soar 600 Percent Among Hispanics by 2050
18 May 04 | Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are projected to increase more than six-fold among Hispanics in the U.S. during the first half of the 21st century, according to a new report released today by the Alzheimer's Association.

New Study Shows States Will See an Average 44 Percent Increase in Alzheimer’s Disease by 2025
11 May 04 | According to the May 11 issue of Neurology, U. S. states will see an average 44 percent increase in Alzheimer's disease by 2025, with the Western and Southeastern states to be hit the hardest. This reinforces findings from previous studies.

Alzheimer's Association Calls on U. S. House of Representatives for an Additional $40 million to Speed Alzheimer Treatments
30 Mar 04 | The Alzheimer's Association today called on the House of Representatives to provide $40 million in additional funding this year to the National Institutes of Health to support large-scale clinical trials for Alzheimer treatments.

Alzheimer's Association Announces "Coalition of Hope" to Promote Alzheimer's Disease Support and Research
23 Mar 04 | The Coalition brings together more than 150 local, state and national organizations representing more than 50 million Americans committed to supporting increased research to find new methods and medications to help those with Alzheimer's disease.

First Lady Laura Bush and Former First Ladies Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rosalynn Carter to Attend Alzheimer's Gala
23 Mar 04 | Presidential Chief of Staff Andrew Card to present "Reagan Institute Award" and Sargent and Mark Shriver to present the first-ever Eunice and Sargent Shriver "Profile in Dignity Award."

Airline Accused of Losing a Man with Alzheimer's In Atlanta Airport
17 Mar 04 | News reports appeared nationwide today about an airline accused of "losing" an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease between flights in the Atlanta airport. The man was missing for nearly 24 hours.

Grant Expands Online Information on Alzheimer's
15 Mar 04 | The national Alzheimer's Association will launch later this year an expanded electronic buffet of articles and stories to replace its print newsletter, Advances.

The Judy Gelfand Alzheimer Research Fund Sets Record in Fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association
09 Mar 04 | The Judy Gelfand Alzheimer Research Fund, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association's research program, has raised more than $2 million since its inception six months ago.

New Animal Model for Alzheimer Vaccine
05 Mar 04 | A study published today describes a promising new primate model for testing a potential Alzheimer's disease vaccine. This may enable scientists to study the vaccine in an animal model of Alzheimer's that is very similar to humans.

Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease Announces New Senate Co-Chairs
25 Feb 04 | Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), co-chairs of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, announced two new senate co-chairs for the bipartisan task force today.

New Study Shows Need For Quick Alzheimer Test
24 Feb 04 | A new study in the journal Neurology highlights ongoing efforts to find a quick, easy-to-administer test for Alzheimer's disease, and the need for added physician emphasis on early detection and diagnosis, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

New Study Underscores Alzheimer's Association's Call For Americans To "Maintain Your Brain"
23 Feb 04 | A study published online by the British Medical Journal finds that women with type 2 diabetes suffer greater cognitive decline than women without diabetes and have worse cognitive function.

Alzheimer's Disease Research and Programs Fare Well in Federal Budget
29 Jan 04 | Alzheimer's disease research and programs fared well in the federal omnibus budget appropriation package (HR 2673). The package included the Labor/HHS/Education and Commerce/Justice/State appropriations bills that fund Alzheimer research.

Powerful Advancement in Imaging Research in the Brains of Living People with Alzheimer's Disease
23 Jan 04 | An imaging method can show the presence of beta-amyloid in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a report published this week in the journal Annals of Neurology.

Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging and Pittsburgh Compound-B (PIB) to View Amyloid Deposits
21 Jan 04 | The Alzheimer's Association is very proud to have funded Drs. Klunk and Wang, in part, for this research. It is one of the most important studies published in recent years.

Alzheimer's Association Statement on a Study of Stroke and the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
15 Dec 03 | A great deal of evidence shows that vascular risk factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure – factors that cause strokes and heart disease – may also increase the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association Statement on a Study Of Clioquinol Targeting Aß Amyloid Deposition and Toxicity In Alzheimer's Disease
15 Dec 03 | This study follows up on basic and animal research showing that an antibiotic, clioquinol, can prevent, and possibly disperse, clumps of the substance called amyloid that builds up in the brain of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association Invites Friends, Policymakers To View Gripping PBS Documentary, "The Forgetting"
09 Dec 03 | "The Forgetting" is a two-hour documentary that will help Americans better understand that Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging, that it exacts a devastating toll on millions of Americans and millions more of their family members.

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