August Community Spotlight

The Federal News Network Community Spotlight for August is the Alzheimer’s Association,
the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.


The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in
Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) provides reliable information about Alzheimer’s and dementia; medications and treatment options; skills to provide and/or seek quality care; and legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions. The Association’s online Care Center helps caregivers coordinate assistance from family and friends, locate senior housing, receive customized care recommendations, enhance caregiving skills, and learn ways to keep loved ones with dementia safe.

Free education programs are offered in the community and online.  Support groups and our online community, ALZConnected®, allow people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, families and caregivers to share experiences, coping skills and tips and find support and friendships with others living with the disease.

The largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Alzheimer’s Association currently is investing over $208 million in 590 active best-of-field projects in 31 countries. Our grants have funded some of the most instrumental research in Alzheimer’s science. Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch® is a free service that helps people find clinical trials based on personal criteria.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical research, prevention and care initiatives at the federal, state and local levels.

 

You can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death and the only top 10 cause with no prevention, cure or way to even slow it down. Get involved today and help create a world without Alzheimer’s!

This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere! 

In 2020, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track and trail. Our Walks this year won’t be large in-person gatherings, but we are still walking — and calling on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. We invite you to participate in small, safe teams while others in your community do the same. Learn more and register at alz.org/walk.

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