Welcome to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Founded in 2002 by a caregiver, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides education and support to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and to their families and caregivers, and funds research toward improved treatments and a cure.
We are the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia and to their families and caregivers. Read more.
AFA offers a variety of educational materials, support groups and information for family caregivers, as well as training for healthcare professionals. Click here for caregiving resources, and here to learn about our professional training offerings.
We Need Your Help
In 2012, the direct costs of caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias was an estimated $200 billion. These costs are projected to soar to $1.1 trillion by 2050. AFA awards grants to its member organizations for caregiving services and supports, as well as research.
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Eighty-eight (88) percent of the monies we raise goes directly into programs and services such as our national toll-free helpline, which provides counseling, educational information and referrals to local services; our free educational conferences; our National Memory Screening Program; professional education and training; grants for research, respite care and direct care program at our member organizations; and our young leadership programs.
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