The Alzheimer's Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research, the Association includes our home office in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities nationwide.
Worldwide, more than 55 million people are living with dementia. In the United States alone, more than 6 million have Alzheimer's, and over 11 million are providing unpaid care. The Association addresses this crisis by providing education and support to the millions who face dementia every day while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention, and, ultimately, a cure.