About the Alzheimer's Association
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and by 2050, without a cure, this number may grow to more than 12 million. In Connecticut alone, there are more than 80,000 individuals living with the disease and twice as many family members and friends providing their care. Alzheimer's disease is the seventh-leading cause of death among individuals age 65 and older in the United States. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
As the world's largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, we've played a role in nearly every major development in dementia science. A groundswell of support from companies, families and individuals over the past 40 years has mobilized the Association into the world leader with the highest impact in Alzheimer's research. We continue to fuel global transformation, while expanding local impact in care and support every day for those battling this devastating disease and their caregivers.
With staff and volunteers active in every region of Connecticut, we are able to offer 24/7 support, family training seminars, care consultations, support groups and educational programs for the public, healthcare professionals and caregivers. The chapter has influenced public policy changes and has provided support to Alzheimer's and dementia research in the hope of finding a cure.
For additional information, please visit our website or call our 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900.