About the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia. About the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter: In North Carolina, more than 180,000 are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 358,000 family and friends are providing care. Serving 49 central and western counties in North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. For more information about Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900.
- Did you know Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States?
- Did you know over 200,000 people with Alzheimer's are under the age of 65?
- Did you know that by 2050 16 million people will be living with Alzheimer's?