Español Chinese Other Languages

HomeIn The NewsMediaContact UsDonateAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopAction Center

24/7 Helpline:

800.272.3900

Find us anywhere:

Search
by state

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease

About Us
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font sizePrintEmail

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.


The Alzheimer’s Association has been recognized as the top large nonprofit to work for and number five in the top 50 nonprofits overall by The NonProfit Times, the leading information provider for the nonprofit sector.


We enhance care and support
We advance research
We advocate
Our history
Use of funds
Related information

We enhance care and support

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 related dementias. We are here to help.

We advance research

As the largest, private non-profit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.  Through our partnerships and funded projects, we have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years.  Visit our online Research Center.

We advocate

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level.  We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority.  Join our effort.

Our history

In 1979, Jerome H. Stone and representatives from several family support groups met with the National Institute on Aging to explore the value of a national, independent, nonprofit organization to complement federal efforts surrounding Alzheimer's disease. That meeting resulted in the April 10, 1980, formation of the Alzheimer's Association with Mr. Stone as founding president.

Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our national office and more than 75 local chapters. As the largest donor-supported, voluntary health organization for Alzheimer’s, the Association is a catalyst for advancements in Alzheimer's research and care.

Together, we can change the future of Alzheimer’s. Donate today.

Related information