August Community Spotlight

The Federal News Radio 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 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 has been part of every major research advancement since 1982 and has awarded over $410 million to more than 2,700 scientific investigations. 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!

Registration is open for our 2018 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in the National Capital Area! 

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 7 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.