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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

Alzheimer's Foundation of America's Statement on Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Throughout November, let us not just create awareness about the problem of Alzheimer’s disease. Let’s commit to finding solutions, to providing greater support for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease or caring for someone...
31-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Encourages Individuals to Get a Free Memory Screening This November During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging individuals to be proactive about their brain health and wellness by getting a free, confidential memory screening this November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National...
29-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Testing: Thinking About An At-Home Test for Alzheimer’s Risk Gene?

What you need to know before doing genetic testing
5-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Praises Passage of$2.34 Billion in Federal Funding for Alzheimer's Disease Research to HHS in FY 2019

AFA applauds Congress and the Administration for recognizing the importance of putting Alzheimer’s front and center and doing so at an unprecedented level. AFA expresses much gratitude on behalf of all of our nation’s families to members of the...
26-Sep-2018 6:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Praises Efforts of NFL to Improve Safety with New Helmet-Hitting Rule

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America applauds the National Football League and its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, on their efforts to improve player safety with the enforcement of the new helmet-hitting rule, particularly given the strong...
22-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT 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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