AFA’s teen division was founded in 2002, by a teenager, to help educate and support teens whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, as well as those who are interested in getting involved in the cause. AFA Teens will help build leadership skills as chapters set out to engage in volunteering opportunities along with organizing fundraising and educational events related to Alzheimer’s care to spread awareness.
Today, as the incidence of Alzheimer’s continues to rise in line with the growth of our aging population, an increasing number of teens are finding themselves in a caregiving role. AFA Teens is here to help them navigate the challenges and triumphs that await.
Our Mission is to:
- Raise awareness among teenagers and the general public about Alzheimer’s disease.
- Provide education, counseling and support to young family members.
- Provide a space for teens to share feelings and experiences with other teens and experts who “get it.”
- Refer teens and their family members to various programs and supportive services from both AFA and its member organizations.
- Help support AFA’s mission to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.