Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

press releases

28th of September 2020

Free Virtual Memory Screenings Available in Spanish from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

(September 14, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing free virtual memory screenings in Spanish every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm (ET) and every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm (ET).   Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484.  Screenings are also available in English as well. The […]


12th of August 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Has Awarded $518,391 in Research Grant Funding to Broad Institute and One Mind

New Three-Year Study to Examine Role of Neuroimmune Interactions and Alzheimer’s Disease (August 11, 2020)–The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has awarded $518,391 in research grant funding to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and One Mind, partners on a three-year study to examine the role of the brain’s immune cells in the onset and […]


10th of August 2020

Virtual Memory Screening Program Expanding to Meet Growing Demand

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America now Offering Free Virtual Memory Screenings Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday   (August 10, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that it is expanding its virtual memory screening offerings to accommodate the high demand for the service.  Screenings will now be offered every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 […]


17th of July 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards More than $41,000 in College Scholarships to Students Impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease

High School Seniors Shared Their Experiences with Alzheimer’s for National Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Competition (July 17, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America recently awarded more than $41,000 in college scholarships to 59 high school students from across the country who were chosen as winners in AFA’s annual Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness […]


10th of July 2020

Alzheimer’s Helpline Expanding Hours to Provide Greater Support to Individuals and Family Members Starting This Saturday

(July 9, 2020): The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding the hours of its Helpline starting this Saturday, July 11th.  The new hours will be 9 am to 9 pm (ET) on weekdays and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (ET) on weekends. Families affected by dementia-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, individuals living with […]


29th of June 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Providing Free Memory Screenings Digitally Nationwide Starting July 8th

Individuals Encouraged to Make an Appointment to Get a Free, Confidential Memory Screening Through Secure Video Conference NEW YORK (June 29, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that it will be providing free, confidential memory screenings digitally through its National Memory Screening Program every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm (ET) […]


23rd of June 2020

Navigating the COVID-19 Reopening Process: Tips for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

As states around the country open up after months of prolonged isolation due to COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips to families affected by Alzheimer’s disease about how to protect their loved ones during the reopening process. “Months of prolonged isolation understandably are making all of us eager to get out […]


8th of June 2020

COVID-19 Creating Long-term Challenges for Families with Loved Ones in Long-term Care

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Helping Families Affected by Alzheimer’s to Stay Connected (June 8, 2020)— While states across the country are beginning to reopen after months of prolonged isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the major challenges that may continue for the near future is not being able to visit loved ones in nursing […]


12th of May 2020

Pulling Back from the Breaking Point

Three Tips to Help People Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease Find Additional Support During COVID-19 (May 12, 2020) One of the most significant challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for the more than 5 million American families affected by Alzheimer’s disease has been the major disruption to in-person caregiving support services.  With the […]


30th of April 2020

Reducing Family Tension and Strengthening Relationships During COVID-19

  Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips to Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease (April 30, 2020)— With the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still requiring most people across the country to continue to shelter in place, frustrations and tension among family members may be on the rise. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips […]