World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21st

World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21st

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. According to BrightFocus, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and unless scientists can unlock the secrets of this disease, the number of cases is expected to triple by the year 2050. Each year on September 21st, organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia so that we can better understand those living with this chronic disease, generate more funds for research, and garner global commitment to discovering how to prevent, treat, and cure this disease. 

In recognition of World Alzheimer's Day America's Charities is celebrating the following agents of change who we are proud to call our members.

One of the most cost-efficient ways you can support these nonprofits is to donate to them via payroll deduction through your employer's workplace giving program (Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team.) Click on each charity's name below to learn more about their work, and to make a donation now!

Alzheimer's Disease Research (a program of BrightFocus Foundation): 

Alzheimer’s Disease Research is a leader in funding innovative science that is the key to unlocking the mysteries of this disease. Many scientists get their first grant from Alzheimer's Disease Research, which validates their work and opens the door for more grants from other sources. Click here to learn more. 

Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC)

Serving Northern Virginia since 1984, Insight Memory Care Center is a nonprofit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community.  IMCC offers a spectrum of holistic care, with a vision of a community where those affected by memory impairments can achieve the highest quality of life. Click here to learn more about their work.