It has been 29 years since November was established as National Alzheimer's Disease Month by former President Ronald Reagan. Since that time, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease has risen from 2 million to over 5 million, and the pace of research and discovery has rapidly increased, giving us knowledge of the disease process, treatments, information about prevention, diagnosis, and care.
During each November since 1983, the Alzheimer's Association has marked the month by reaching out to caregivers, individuals with memory disorders, and the public with information about Alzheimer's and related dementias, and holding educational events throughout the state. This year, you will find programs on brain health; general information about Alzheimer's; issues families face during the course of the disease; and many other topics.
Please take a look at our calendar of events offered online.
Click here if you are hosting a community program that you would like posted on our Awareness Month Events Calendar, and fill out the on-line form.
This list is offered as a service and not intended as an endorsement. Our own educational programs and events are included.