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The Alzheimer’s Association® is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Today, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and more than 15 million are providing unpaid care to those with the disease or other dementias. Without a change in trajectory, estimates suggest that as many as 16 million Americans may have the disease by 2050.
To address this escalating crisis, the Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, we accelerate progress toward methods of treatment, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Through our partnerships and funded projects, we have been part of every major Alzheimer’s research advancement during the past 30 years.
As the largest donor-supported, voluntary health organization for Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association allocates its funds in an ethical and responsible manner. We are proud to meet and exceed the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and to display the BBB Wise Giving Seal on our website at alz.org.
This organization has completed the National Health Council’s Standards of Excellence Certification Program and meets the highest standards of accountability, ethical practice, organizational effectiveness, and good public stewardship.
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