Mission: To eliminate alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Programs: Information and referral -during the fiscal year, 9,218 calls were handled by our helpline (24 hour/day 800 number), providing information, support and resources to people with dementia, their families and caregivers. Hundreds of geriatricians, neurologists and prescribing physicians are contacted regularly with resource information for patients that are newly diagnosed with the disease. 3,829 people enrolled in our medic alert/safe return program.
workshops/ conferences/ seminars - during the fiscal year, 11,128 people attended workshops and seminars and 10,160 people attended 154 health fairs where the chapter had a table. These programs provide general information about dementia, updates on the latest research, and help with dealing with the disease as it progresses. An additional 1,084 people participated in audioconferences and webinars covering the same material. 4,665 people participated in support groups managed by the chapter during the year.
care consultation - during the fiscal year, our licensed professional counselors or social workers, who are specifically trained in issues related to memory loss, called over 1,000 of our helpline callers to follow up with more information and answer additional questions. They met face-to-face with 143 people who are newly diagnosed, their families and caregivers, to assist in developing an action plan and follow up to care for the person with dementia, and provide guidance with decision-making as the diseases progresses.