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The Alzheimer's Association of Japan was formed in 1980 in Kyoto by Jerome Stone and representatives from several families who believed a nonprofit association was needed to help those facing Alzheimer's disease.
More than 30 years later, the Alzheimer’s Association reaches millions of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe. As the world's foremost health organization committed to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the Alzheimer's Association is at the forefront of evolving Alzheimer's research, and improving programs and care for all those affected by the disease.
Along with co-founding the U.S.-based Alzheimer's Association, Mr. Stone served as an honorary vice president of Alzheimer's disease International.
In Japan more 4.6 million people are living with dementia. And this number is anticipated to increase significantly as the population ages. World-wide, at least 44 million people are living with dementia, making the disease a worldwide health crisis that must be addressed. The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support & research, the Alzheimer’s Association strives to improve quality of life for those facing Alzheimer’s disease & other dementias. They fund critical research; provide education and resources; raise awareness; & advocate in partnership with government, private and nonprofit organizations for a solution to the global Alzheimer’s epidemic.
Alzheimer's Association is a not-for-profit organization and National Office is located in Chicago, IL, USA. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide &enhance care for all those affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
As the world’s leading nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to finding more effective treatments &, ultimately, a cure while deepening our knowledge of brain health and prevention.The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded over $350 million to Alzheimer's research; more than 2,300 scientists around the globe have received funding through our International Research Grant Program.
In partnership with the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) & the Italian National Centre for Alzheimer’s Disease, the Alzheimer's Association launched the GAAIN, a shared neuroscience repository to accelerate Alzheimer's & dementia research.
The Alzheimer's Association is a supporter of the World Wide Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (WW-ADNI), works collaboratively to share research across the international research community & establish standards for diagnosis. Data from brain imaging scans is collected from each WW-ADNI site.
Through the establishment of the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Progress Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), they provide an outline for professionals dedicated to Alzheimer's and dementia science to connect and share.Read More»