Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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14th of March 2022

Federal Budget Invests in Alzheimer’s Research & Support Services

(March 11, 2022) – Congress approved passage of the federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022, which is expected to be signed by the President, that includes an additional $289 million designated for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) – bringing federal funding to find an Alzheimer’s cure to a total […]

3rd of January 2022

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Begins 20th Anniversary Year by Awarding Nearly $1 Million Research Grant to Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Study to Develop Safe, Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease Psychosis and Aggression (January 3, 2022)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) began its 20th anniversary year by announcing a $998,156 grant to the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research to expand research into developing new treatments aimed at addressing some of the most problematic behaviors of dementia—hallucinations, […]

29th of December 2021

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Get a Memory Screening in 2022

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Reminding Individuals About the Importance of Memory Screenings, Providing Free Memory Screenings Virtually (December 28, 2021)— As we approach year’s end and get ready for 2022, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging individuals to make a New Year’s resolution to get a memory screening. AFA offers free, confidential memory […]

9th of December 2021

Gifts of Giving: The Financial Benefits of Supporting the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease in December

Charitable Gifts Can Make a Difference for People with Alzheimer’s and Your Finances Too (December 8, 2021)— ‘Tis the season of giving, and there are many benefits of making a charitable gift in December. Making a charitable donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) before December 31 not only furthers the fight against Alzheimer’s- […]

17th of November 2021

Staying Safe and Joyful: Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Holiday Celebration from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

(November 16, 2021)— For many, the holiday season is a joyful one spent together with loved ones—including families affected by dementia. Being adaptable and building an inclusive environment are key to creating dementia-friendly holidays and celebrations. With the holiday season right around the corner, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips on how […]

1st of November 2021

High School Seniors Invited to Apply for AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

Teens Invited to Describe How Alzheimer’s Has Impacted Their Lives for the Chance to Win a $5,000 Scholarship from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (November 1, 2021)— High school seniors impacted by Alzheimer’s disease can win up to $5,000 for college through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship. Students can enter […]

25th of October 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Host Nationwide Virtual Alzheimer’s Walk

(October 22, 2021)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will be holding a nationwide Virtual Alzheimer’s Walk, which kicks off October 30, and runs throughout November, which is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  Those wishing to get involved can visit to learn more or register. “This virtual walk allows individuals across the country to come together […]

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to “Light the World in Teal” for Alzheimer’s Awareness on November 4

More than 375 Sites Across the Country and Around the World Already Signed Up to “Go Teal” to Raise Awareness and Show Support (October 20, 2021)—   On November 4, sites in all 50 states and around the world will light up in teal for Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) […]

18th of October 2021

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Be Aware of These Five Common Falsehoods About Alzheimer’s Disease

(October 18, 2021)—  With National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month kicking off November 1, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing information to dispel common falsehoods about Alzheimer’s disease to help individuals know the warning signs, understand the importance of early detection, and learn how to be proactive about reducing their risk. “Dispelling the misconceptions about […]

28th of September 2021

Alzheimer’s Helpline Expanding Hours to Provide Greater Support to Individuals and Family Members Starting October 1

(September 28, 2021)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding the hours of the AFA Helpline on October 1 to help more individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. The Helpline, staffed entirely by licensed social workers specifically trained in dementia care, will be available from 9 am to 9 pm […]