Resources for General Public
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in the field. The nonprofit’s mission is 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.
Its many services and programs include:
- Local chapters across the nation
- A professionally staffed 24/7 helpline (800-272-3900) that offers information and advice
- More than 4,500 support groups throughout the world connected through online message boards.
Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc. is a Raleigh-based nonprofit dedicated to providing education, support and services to people with dementia, their families, health care professionals and the general public, while raising awareness and funding for research of a cause(s), treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
More than 170,000 people in North Carolina are affected by Alzheimer's, a number that is expected to quadruple by the year 2025. Alzheimer’s North Carolina provides assistance through support groups, its website, a helpline and networking with other nonprofits and local, state and federal agencies.
NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center is a comprehensive website of the National Institutes of Health. It offers a wealth of information about Alzheimer’s disease for caregivers, family members, health care providers and others.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center also offers a toll-free hotline to answer questions, 800-438-4380. Email queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Services Inc. has helped the elderly in Forsyth County live with dignity since its founding 30 years ago. Its mission is to help older adults remain at home as long as possible by offering seven major programs that respond to the needs of the elderly, including a Help Line, Home Care, the Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center, Meals-On-Wheels, Senior Lunch, Living-at-Home and Elder Care Choices.
With projections that Forsyth County’s elderly population will have doubled between the years 2000 and 2030, and the already-existing waiting lists for some of its programs, Senior Services is striving to meet the escalating demand for services.
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is an entrepreneurial and disruptive organization demanding a solution to Alzheimer's by 2020. Driven by the suffering of millions of families, USAgainstAlzheimer's presses for greater urgency from government, industry and the scientific community in the quest for an Alzheimer's cure—accomplishing this through effective leadership, collaborative advocacy and strategic investments.
USAgainstAlzheimer’s theory of change is rooted in the belief that the American people, can create the national will to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s by pressuring political, business and civic leaders to devote the necessary resources to outcomes-oriented research and to reform the drug development systems that currently slow the development and availability of promising treatments.
Among its methods, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is:
- Building an army of activists whose insistence on a cure is palpable.
- Providing a continuous stream of simple actions activists can take to advance the movement toward our ultimate goal.
- Working as a network of individuals and organizations through new models of collaboration and movement-building.
- Educating public officials to recognize the urgency of this quest and the horrible consequences of inaction.
- Driving innovation through leadership and partnership to accelerate Alzheimer’s prevention, care and cure.
AfricanAmericanNetworkAgainstAlzheimer's is a network of activists under the larger USAgainstAlzheimer’s umbrella that is unified by the common mission to unite and mobilize to demand action to address the disparate impact of Alzheimer's disease on African Americans.
The aims of this network are to:
- Inform and educate members of the African American community about our dramatically higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease;
- Identify and engage political, policy and community leaders about the need for increased resources for Alzheimer’s research, drug discovery, care, and services;
- Mobilize African Americans to become aware of and to participate in studies focused on finding a cure for the disease;
- Inform business, scientific, and industry leaders, especially leaders of the academic and pharmaceutical communities, about the need for increased research on the race-based differences in the incidence and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease; and
- Speak with employers about the importance of job-friendly eldercare practices for families affected by the disease.
The Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging, and Community Health (COAACH) is a Greensboro-based organization dedicated to community outreach and to using effective methods for sharing valuable information. Leveraging NC A&T State University's phenomenal visual arts and performance programs and resources, COAACH aims to communicate messages in unique ways. COAACH will begin offering a Gerontology Certificate Program through the NC A&T State University’s Department of Sociology and Social Work in the College of Arts and Sciences, in the Fall of 2015. COAACH hosts exciting educational conferences and health fairs consisting of expert speakers, helpful resources, and fun-filled health activities, and holds informative workshops and webinars designed to address Alzheimer’s, aging, and community health issues faced by affected individuals, caregivers, and communities.