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Kick Up Your Brain Health a Notch with Soccer

Soccer is a not only a favorite sport and pastime for people all over the world but it’s great for brain health for all ages, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).
10-Jul-2019 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips for Families Impacted by Dementia from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Memorial Day Travel Tips for Families Impacted by Alzheimer's Disease
21-May-2019 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Urges Trump Administration to Increase Alzheimer's Research Funding

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) urged President Trump’s administration to continue funding the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by investing an additional $350 million in federal Alzheimer’s research funding for Fiscal Year (FY)...
28-Feb-2019 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2019 National Educating America Tour Events

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is announcing the tour dates for its 2019 National Educating America Tour, a multi-year program which brings information about Alzheimer’s disease, brain health and dementia caregiving directly into...
15-Jan-2019 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

BOLD New Action to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease; Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Applauds New Federal Law to Combat Alzheimer’s

Upon the signing of the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (BOLD) into law, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization that provides support, services and education to...
2-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Make Taking Care of Your Brain Your New Year’s Resolution

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Urges People to Take Care of Their Brain as Part of Their New Year's Resolutions. Here are 10 Steps for Healthy Aging.
31-Dec-2018 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Advises Consumers: Be Informed before Using an At-Home Genetic Testing Kit this Holiday Season

With the growing popularity of at-home genetic testing kits as holiday gifts, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is advising consumers about what to know before taking a genetic test to learn health information.
21-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Landmarks Around the World to “Go Teal” on November 8th for AFA’s “Light the World in Teal” Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign

Landmarks across the country and around the world will light up teal on November 8th to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Light the World in Teal program. The annual program, held in...
6-Nov-2018 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and to their families and caregivers.

AFA was founded in 2002 by a caregiver whose mother lived with Alzheimer’s disease from 1980-1992. At that time, there was little information available and nowhere to turn for support. His goal was to make sure that no other family living with Alzheimer’s disease would have to go the journey alone.

AFA was created to be that resource for families in their time of need. AFA operates a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484), staffed entirely by licensed social workers, which provides support and assistance to callers, as well as connect them with resources in their area, no matter where in the United States they live. The helpline has grown into a seven-day a week service. AFA’s national network of more than 2,600 member organizations serve families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses in each of the fifty states.

To help individuals take a proactive approach to brain health, AFA has a National Memory Screening Program which provides, free, confidential memory screenings at sites across the country. What began as a program on a single day in November has grown into a year-round service which has screened more than 4 million people to date.

AFA also works with professional caregivers and dementia-care settings to provide them with additional training and continuing education to elevate the level of care they provide on a daily basis. Through its Dementia Care Professionals of America division, AFA has trained more than 16,000 healthcare professionals in dementia-specific care.


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