Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

press releases

29th of June 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Statement on Senate Appropriations Committee Approval of FY 2019 Funding Increase for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

(June 29, 2018)— The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a package that includes a $425 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year (FY) 2019, potentially bringing federal investment in Alzheimer’s research to the level the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease says is needed to find a better treatment or cure for […]


4th of June 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Grant to Stony Brook Medicine to Investigate Development of More Targeted Treatment

(May 31, 2018)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is awarding $206,184 over the next three years to Stony Brook Medicine to support an innovative Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging research project that will compare neurons from healthy controls and those with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to improve drug development. By gaining a better understanding […]


26th of April 2018

Kmart Pharmacy Joins Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Raise Awareness and Offer Free Memory Screenings Nationwide this May

(April 26, 2018)- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and Kmart Pharmacy are continuing their strong collaboration in 2018, as Kmart will conduct free memory screenings at Kmart pharmacies nationwide during “Older Americans Month” in May. Working together, AFA and Kmart have enabled more than 20,000 people to be screened at Kmart pharmacies over the […]


22nd of March 2018

AFA: How Federal Spending Deal Impacts Individuals with Alzheimer’s

March 22, 2018 Here’s how the Omnibus Federal Spending Deal impacts individuals with Alzheimer’s disease: Boost to NIA/NIH Funding The omnibus federal spending deal, currently being considered by Congress, will deliver a $414 million funding increase for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This brings federal investment toward finding a cure […]


9th of February 2018

AFA: Increased Spending at the NIH Paves the Way for a Much-Needed Boost to Funding for Alzheimer’s Research

(February 9, 2018)—Congressional leaders have agreed to a two-year budget package that calls for increasing spending at the National Institutes of  Health (NIH) by $2 billion.  This would provide the additional funding necessary to increase Alzheimer’s disease research at NIH by at least $400 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, as approved by both the […]


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards $100,000 in Respite Care Grants

(February 7, 2018) The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia and their families—recently awarded a total of $100,000 in respite care grants to 20 of its member organizations across the […]


2nd of February 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Toll-Free Helpline Expanding to Seven Days a Week

 New Sunday Hours Start this Weekend NEW YORK (February 1, 2018)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding its National Toll-Free Helpline to seven days a week to provide individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers with assistance, support and resources.  The helpline, which was previously open Monday through Saturday, is adding Sunday hours starting […]


23rd of January 2018

AFA: Signing of New RAISE Family Caregiver Law Positive Step, But Continued Action Needed from Washington

Urges Critical, Next Step to Significantly Boost NIH-Funded Research The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) heralded the signing of the new RAISE Family Caregiver Act, which will provide a desperately needed comprehensive national plan for the millions of family caregivers across the country who tirelessly care for their loved ones—including those living with Alzheimer’s—often while […]


11th of January 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2018 National Educating America Tour

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced its 2018 “Educating America” Tour, which brings Alzheimer’s-related educational conferences to cities across the country.  The tour will be visiting 14 states to raise Alzheimer’s awareness, promote early detection and provide individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers and the general public with information about Alzheimer’s related programs, […]


10th of January 2018

AFA Urges President Trump to Seize the Opportunity to Help Family Caregivers

RAISE Family Caregiver Act Heading to the President’s Desk Following Recent Approval by Congress The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is urging President Donald Trump to provide help to millions of family caregivers across the country by signing the RAISE Family Caregiver Act.  The legislation was passed by the Senate Monday night, following approval by […]