ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PREVELANCE
I know someone with Alzheimer's. So do you. We all know people who are struggling or have been lost to this devastating, incurable disease. One of ten people over 65 will have Alzheimer's, and one of three over 85 years old will die with the disease. It is the #6 cause of death in the US (#4 in Utah), and the only disease of the top 10 that has no cure, no prevention, and no way to slow it down.
YOU CAN HELP US!
The Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves the 29 counties in Utah - covering the entire state. Our statewide services (including in Summit County) include virtual and in-person support groups, online and in-person education programs, 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900), and an award-winning website full of outstanding resources for people living with all forms of dementia, family caregivers, professional care providers and the general public. Our Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
The Alzheimer's Association is the largest non-profit contributor to Alzheimer's disease in the world (behind the US and Chinese governments). We share research information and how to engage in local research throughout all the communities in the state of Utah. We advance the understanding of Alzheimer's through our peer-reviewed research grant program. We help people find clinical trials through our free service called TrialMatch. Our annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) brings togethers tens of thousands of researcher annually to share information and findings. Our scientific journals provide the global scientific community ways to share its diverse knowledge. Our professional society, Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), is the only professional society designed exclusively for individuals dedicated to Alzheimer's and dementia science.
Our local and federal advocacy efforts have produced outstanding results over the past several years. We develop policy resources, including the Alzheimer's Facts and Figures, to educate decision makers on the economic and emotional toll that Alzheimer's takes on families and the nation. This information has led to the development of the Utah State Alzheimer's Plan and more than $1.1 million in annual appropriations to support people living with dementia in the state. Our volunteer advocates engage elected officials at all levels of government and participate in our annual AIM Advocacy Forum, a march on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to meet with federal Congressional members, as well as our annual Utah State Advocacy Day to meet with state legislators to promote advocacy priorities in Utah.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICES!
Your support of the Alzheimer's Association truly will make a difference. Please join us today and help us realize our vision - a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.