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There are nearly 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers providing 17 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $202 billion.



Alzheimer's disease is the nation's largest underfunded public health threat with an estimated 5.4 million Americans living with the disease.


Alzheimer's is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the U.S. without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. In fact, Alzheimer's kills more people than diabetes and more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.


In 2010, Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers had $7.9 billion in additional health care costs.

Time is of the essence. Download your complimentary copy of 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures now and learn more about the Alzheimer's disease epidemic.



Ron Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan
appears on Sunday May 1, 2001, in the first
Larry King special, ?Unthinkable: the Alzheimer?s Epidemic,? premiering at 8pm ET/PT.


Posted by: Jay Kernis - Senior Producer

 On Sunday May 1, 2011, CNN will air the first Larry King special, ?Unthinkable: the Alzheimer?s Epidemic,? premiering at 8pm ET/PT.

Alzheimer?s is the sixth-leading cause of death across all ages in the United States, but many Americans still do not know much about this illness. The one-hour special will look into Alzheimer?s disease, who gets it and why, the race to find effective treatments and a possible cure.

See more... 




With newly elected leaders in Congress, it is more important than ever that our messages about the Alzheimer epidemic get heard. We need passionate Alzheimer advocates to come to Washington, D.C., to lend their VOICE to the cause.

Join us in our nation's capital May 15-17, 2011, for the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum ? become educated about the issues, learn new skills, network with fellow advocates and take our message directly to members of Congress to fight for our legislative agenda.

Online registration is now available here.

"I registered because I couldn't wait to go. It's such an amazing time. You just have to experience it once, and you'll want to go every year."
—Advocate Kelly Harris







Western Gala

San Antonio- Saturday, May 14, 2011...more details

Blondes Vs. Brunettes

Amarillo - Saturday, June 4th, 2011... more details

Bark in the Park

Midland - Saturday, May 14th, 2011.  Call 800-272-3900 for more information...more details

Visit our website for more information on other special events and education symposiums happening in your area.

Education Programs and Conferences

EL PASO: Alzheimer's Education Summit 2011: "In Pursuit of a Cure"  Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
SAN ANTONIO: "Giving People a Reason to Hope"- Alzheimer's Summit  Friday, June 3rd, 2011

 Details Here  



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The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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