World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21st
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. According to BrightFocus, over 50 million people live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in the world today, and if breakthroughs are not discovered, rates could exceed 152 million by 2050. Each year on September 21st, organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia so that we can better understand those living with this chronic disease, generate more funds for research, and garner global commitment to discovering how to prevent, treat, and cure this disease.
In recognition of World Alzheimer's Day America's Charities is celebrating the following agents of change who we are proud to call our members.
One of the most cost-efficient ways you can support these nonprofits is to donate to them via payroll deduction through your employer's workplace giving program (Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team.) Click on each charity's name below to learn more about their work, and to make a donation now!
Alzheimer's Disease Research (a program of BrightFocus Foundation):
Currently supporting nearly 100 outstanding biomedical researcher projects, Alzheimer's Disease Research believes in taking educated risks. Playing it safe won’t lead to breakthroughs, which is why they support early-stage research and invest in researchers with promise – even if they’ve never received a grant before. Alzheimer's Disease Research is forward-looking, imaginative, inspiring, and revolutionary. That’s why they are dedicated to funding innovative scientific investigations by the world’s leading researchers to discover how to treat, prevent, and one day cure this mind-stealing disease. In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, your gift to fund better treatments and a cure will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Click here to learn more.
Alzheimer's and Aging Research Center
Alzheimer's and Aging Research Center is dedicated to the support of research directed towards the discovery and development of innovative methods to treat and possibly cure Alzheimer's and aging-related diseases. We provide funding for biomedical research and support for scientists to educate their peers and participate in scientific collaborations. This support provides scientists with necessary lab equipment and supplies, and allows them to establish and maintain relationships with other research scientists throughout the world to collaborate and share all scientific results. Click here to learn more about their work.
Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC)
Serving Northern Virginia since 1984, Insight Memory Care Center is a nonprofit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community. IMCC offers a spectrum of holistic care, with a vision of a community where those affected by memory impairments can achieve the highest quality of life. Click here to learn more about their work.