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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Learn more
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The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota is led by dedicated individuals, all of whom contribute enormous amounts of time and energy to improving the lives of people with Alzheimer's and related dementias and their caregivers.
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Impact on Our Community FY15(July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015)
Programs and Services
The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter annually provides individuals with dementia, their care partners, community members and health care professionals with education and support programs and services. In fiscal year 2015, participation in these programs was more than 40,100.
• Care Consultation. Individuals with memory loss and their care partners received 3,665 care consultations, giving individualized assistance with problem solving, planning and identifying resources.
• Community, Corporate and Professional Education. We offered dementia-specific workshops and conferences throughout the two-state area. In total, 16,068 people attended our programs.
• Early-Stage Engagement Programs. Attendance at programs serving people in the early stage of the disease, such as Memory Club, Meetup and Mentor and the Living Well program, was 572.
• Information and Referral. More than 10,447 calls were made to the 24/7 Helpline for information, support and resources. The Alzheimer’s Association website, which contains information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, received more than 68,221 web visits.
• Support Groups. 140 active support groups, led by trained volunteer facilitators, provided assistance and encouragement to more than 9,408 individuals and their care partners affected by dementia.
The Alzheimer's Association was promoted across the two states at community presentations, meetings and events, health fairs, conferences, and Association special events. Through these outreach efforts, more than 67,600 people heard about the Alzheimer's Association.
Last year, staff successfully advocated for the passage of the Alzheimer's Research and Support Act, with appropriations for both research ($1,000,000) and caregiver support ($1,655,000 per biennium). In addition, 40 advocates from Minnesota and North Dakota traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, where they advocated with nearly 1,000 others for increased Alzheimer’s research funding.
We are committed to accelerating the global effort to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through a variety of initiatives, such as the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC), the Alzheimer’s Association Research Roundtable, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, TrialMatch® and research funding. Through the International Research Grants Program, the Alzheimer’s Association made investments totaling approximately $29 million in 2014. We currently support nearly 350 ongoing research projects in 21 countries, totaling over $78 million. Since 1982, we have awarded nearly $340 million to almost 2,300 scientific investigations.
Our programs, services and events would not be possible without the commitment and generous support of our volunteers. In FY15, more than 700 people provided more than 10,000 hours of service towards our mission.