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"We all need to connect and I am looking forward to more programs like this!"   —POWER+PURPOSE participant

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



I Have Alzheimer’s Disease
What to expect, from people with Alzheimer’s

If You Have Younger-Onset
Alzheimer’s Disease

The impact on you, your family and employment

Virtual Library
Nation's largest resource center about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

Knowledge is power. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders by attending an education program in-person or online. The goal of all of our education programs is to teach you strategies to manage day-to-day and continue to enjoy life.

“Being a 53 year old recently diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's, the Power and Purpose program that I participated in reminded [me] of the things that I can still do and enjoy, and not to focus on the things that are diminishing. I highly recommend this program to anyone.”   —Mike

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.

For these and other education opportunities in your area, visit the AlzToday calendar or call 800.272.3900.

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Free message boards and online forums to connect with others 24/7/365

I Have Alzheimer’s Disease
What to expect, from people with Alzheimer’s

“Herb and I are so grateful to you and the Alzheimer's Association. Although we have only become involved within the past year, it has already added so much to our lives. Meeting new people, attending social events, or engaging in an arts and crafts project for a night has given us a new perspective and hope. We are on a journey, but we are not alone. Thank you!”    —Nancy (care partner)

Increasingly, researchers are finding that staying physically, mentally and socially active can have a positive impact on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. We do not have a cure, yet, but you can improve the quality of your life.

Staying active is a powerful way to manage your disease. Alz Meet Ups offer a unique and enjoyable opportunity for you to connect with others who are also living with mild memory loss. Give yourself the benefit of new experiences by joining with others for art, nature, lectures, fitness or coffee.

Begin by looking above at our upcoming events in each of the categories. Just click on each button to view the available events in that category, then contact us to sign up. (In addition to Alz Meet Ups, we also offer education programs as well, and you can see those on our main Power + Purpose calendar.) Do you have other interests not listed on our calendars? We welcome your ideas for new programs. Call us at 800.272.3900


Community Resource Finder
Alzheimer’s and dementia resources, community programs and services

Alzheimer’s Navigator
Online customized action plans, based on your information

“As hard as it is to accept what health situations can bring, we are so grateful for the wonderful program that my sister has been able to get support from. It all began with a consultant who educated us on what was offered and attainable for a precious part of our lives."   —Family Member

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
Ask about our consultations.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The nation’s largest public awareness and fundraising event. Find your local Walk.

Trial Match
Easy-to-use clinical studies matching service for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies

Volunteer Opportunities
Check out the many opportunities to volunteer locally

You can be a powerful voice for research and programs that will make a difference. We can help you to become an effective advocate for Alzheimer’s issues. No one understands this disease like the person who is living it.

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.

“Advocacy provides me with the feeling that I am fighting back against this disease, in order to protect my children and grandchildren. Also, by showing that it's possible to live with Alzheimer's, I can try to encourage other Alzheimer's patients and their families."    — Allen

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, 2015.

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.
“My husband and I have enjoyed many of the programs provided through the Alzheimer’s Association. The programs have allowed us to make friends with others dealing with Alzheimer's. Loved the opportunity to go the the theater; also enjoyed the Art Matters program.”   — Care Partner

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.
Event Listing
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