The Alzheimer's Association, formed on April 10, 1980 as the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., is a charitable American voluntary health organization which focuses on care, support & research for Alzheimer's disease. Built out of Chicago, Illinois, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest charitable funder of Alzheimer's disease research. The Association is supported by native chapters across the country, each of which seeks to increase consciousness & offer resources for those affected by the sickness.
Jerome H. Stone started the Alzheimer's Association with the help of numerous family support groups after meeting with the National Institute on Aging in 1979. In that year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested 13 million USD in Alzheimer's disease research. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan nominated the principal National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Week. The Alzheimer's Association established more chapters and started its personal research program.
The Alzheimer's Association proposed a toll-free customer service for Alzheimer's disease information, referrals & support in multiple languages. Community-based Alzheimer's Association chapters provide amenities to families and authorities, including information & referral, support groups, care consultation, education & safety services.
Medic Alert plus Safe Return is the Association's 24-hour national emergency response service for those with Alzheimer's or related dementia that wander or who have a medical emergency.
The Alzheimer's Association capitalizes in Alzheimer's disease research through a peer-reviewed exploration grants program. Since 1982, the Association has dedicated more than $220 million to best-of-field research proposals.
The Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library is the country's largest library devoted to Alzheimer's disease. The library offers a wide variety of free information facilities to the public.
Alzheimer's Association Care Source is an operational suite of resources that help coordinate assistance, trace senior housing, receive personalized care recommendations & enhance caregiving skills.Read More»
The following is the list of scholars from Alzheimer Association who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences