Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

press releases

18th of December 2020

Financial Benefits of Supporting the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Charitable Gifts Can Make a Difference for People with Alzheimer’s and Your Finances Too (December 18, 2020)— As we are approaching the year’s end, it is a special time for charitable giving.  It is a time to think of others, especially those who are less fortunate.  Although this year has been difficult for many of […]


14th of December 2020

Staying Safe and Joyful: Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Holiday Celebration from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

With the holiday season in full swing, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips on how families affected by Alzheimer’s disease can adapt holiday gatherings to make them safe and dementia-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic. “After the challenges of 2020, many families are really looking forward to some holiday cheer,” said Charles J. […]


10th of December 2020

Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest Open to High School Seniors Impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease

National Contest to Award College Scholarships from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (December 9, 2020)— High school seniors impacted by Alzheimer’s disease can win up to $5,000 for college through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) national Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest.  Students can enter the contest by visiting www.alzfdn.org/scholarship. The deadline […]


7th of December 2020

Don’t Let 2020 End Without Checking Your Brain Health!

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offering free virtual memory screenings and online memory tests (December 4, 2020)—    As we approach year’s end and get ready to close out 2020, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging individuals to add “get a memory screening” to their “to-do” lists if they haven’t gotten screened yet this year. […]


10th of November 2020

Alzheimer’s Texas Named National Winner of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s 2020 Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant

Nonprofit receives $25,000 for innovative project to build visitation stations to help combat isolation (November 10, 2020)—  Alzheimer’s Texas, an Austin-based nonprofit organization serving families affected by Alzheimer’s disease has been named the national winner of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 2020 Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant. The grant will fund their “Within […]


6th of November 2020

Landmarks Around the World Going Teal Today for Alzheimer’s Awareness

 Empire State Building, Willis Tower, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Mercedes Benz Superdome Among More than 300 Participating Landmarks in the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Light the World in Teal initiative (November 5, 2020) —More than 300 landmarks in 49 American states and 10 other countries are going teal today to raise Alzheimer’s […]


1st of November 2020

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Here’s What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s

(October 30, 2020)—This November, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America wants everyone to know: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, early detection matters (get memory screenings), and lifestyle choices can reduce risk. Alzheimer’s disease currently affects more than 5.8 million Americans, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]


26th of October 2020

Get a “Checkup from the Neck Up” During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Free Virtual Memory Screenings Available to All from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (October 26, 2020)— Your brain is one of the most vital parts of your body-when was the last time you got a healthy brain checkup? As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging people […]


21st of October 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to “Light the World in Teal” for Alzheimer’s Awareness on November 5th

(October 20, 2020) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will “Light the World in Teal” on November 5th to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  People and places around the globe are invited to take part in the annual awareness initiative and can learn more by visiting www.lighttheworldinteal.com. Teal is AFA’s […]


13th of October 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Publishes Children’s Book: Dancing with Granddad: An Alzheimer’s Story for Children and Their Families

*November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month* (October 8, 2020)— If you need to explain to a young child how Alzheimer’s is affecting a family member, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has published a new picture book to help: Dancing with Granddad: An Alzheimer’s Story for Children and Their Families (Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, October 2020; […]