Our Program is for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder. You are facing what may be the biggest challenge of your life. We want to help you live your best life. Research has clearly shown that staying active and engaged in life is the most powerful way to manage your disease.
The Alzheimer's Association is working towards effective treatments and someday a cure. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's — until that day we want to help you
Education programs are open to people living with a diagnosis or those who are concerned about their memory, family members, and friends. Consider attending Coping with Early Memory Loss, where you will learn about ways to actively manage your disease and develop coping strategies to live life today. Legal and Financial, presented by elder law attorneys in the community, offers information on organizing and managing finances in order to best prepare for the future. Consider joining MindSet, a 4-session workshop for people living with memory loss where the focus is sharing your experiences and learning from others who are facing similar challenges.
For these and other education opportunities in your area, visit the AlzToday calendar or call 800.272.3900.
Increasingly, researchers are finding that staying physically, mentally and socially active can have a positive impact on the progression of Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. We do not have a cure, yet, but you can improve the quality of your life.
Plan to do something fun—and good for you. We can offer suggestions for activities in your area, or join us for a variety of free events including American Repertory Theater productions, guided tours of local civic and cultural institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Arnold Arboretum. Or choose from yoga sessions, art workshops, lectures and more. Do you have other interests? We welcome your ideas for new programs. Call us at 800.272.3900 or visit the AlzToday calendar.
Sometimes it is difficult to know what questions to ask and where to start. Speak with a trained Care Consultant to address your unique concerns and prepare for the future. Consultations are confidential and free of charge.
Care Consultation can assist you and your family in creating a road map to navigate through your many thoughts, emotions, and questions. Care Consultation is useful whether you or someone you love has just been diagnosed or if you have been impacted by a diagnosis for some time. You will receive valuable one-on-one assistance that will enable you to better understand the disease, manage the symptoms, and live life today. Consultations take place in-person and/or by phone depending on your location and preference and include assistance in:
- Identifying your current needs and goals
- Developing an action plan
- Problem-solving surrounding symptom management
- Learning about the disease and anticipated progression
- Locating resources and services specific to your needs
- Ongoing support and follow-up
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The nation’s largest public awareness and fundraising event. Find your local Walk.
Easy-to-use clinical studies matching service for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies
Check out the many opportunities to volunteer locally
Do it for the cause. Do it for yourself. Advocates uniformly tell us that the ability to speak out and educate others is freeing, satisfying, and significantly changes the way they feel about their own lives.
What is an advocate? Advocates are the frontline for fighting Alzheimer’s. They bring their personal story to those who can influence public policy, research initiatives, and support for the Alzheimer’s cause.
We offer an advocacy organizer who matches your interests and comfort level with potential opportunities; and we provide training and support for public speaking. From small group discussions to testifying at the State House and on Capitol Hill in Washington, advocates have helped moved the cause. In the past two years we have seen legislation passed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that will improve the quality of care for those with Alzheimer’s, impact legal guardianship, and put in place a state-wide plan to fight Alzheimer’s. On the national front, an unprecedented increase in research spending and support for family caregivers was signed into law by President Obama in January 14.
Advocates who prefer to work in non-political forums are speaking at events such as film screenings, trainings for medical professionals, and fundraising programs like the Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Call us at 800.272.3900 to learn about opportunities.
Welcome to the AlzToday calendar. Choose from social events and cultural events, helpful workshops and programs about Alzheimer research. Connect with the cause through the Walk to End Alzheimer's® or RUN RIDE TRI to End Alzheimer's and The Longest Day. Our programs and activities are updated regularly, so check back to see what's new. Feel free to come solo or bring along a partner, family members, and friends and choose to live life today.