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Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter

An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease in 2014, including approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer's.

More than 400,000 Pennsylvanians are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Almost two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer's are women. Of the 5 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's in the United States, 3.2 million are women and 1.8 million are men.

The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boom generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease.


 

The Alzheimer’s Association provides so many great, vital services and support for those living with the disease, their caregivers and loved ones. But our reach for helping the community extends far beyond that. We have an extraordinary ability to assist with memory related questions and concerns through our 24 hour, 7 days a week Helpline.


24-hour Helpline 800-272-3900


Speak confidentially, with our master’s level care consultants about decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face every day.
Services and Support for You and Your Family


• Information and Resources
• Early Stage Programs
• Medic Alert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® Program
• Support Groups
• Care Planning
• Education Programs


We’re here to help and offer hope. All day. Every day.


All services are offered free of charge. The Helpline can accommodate more than 170 languages and dialects.


 

National Alzheimer's Project

The Alzheimer’s crisis is growing rapidly. It is a heartbreaking disease. It is terminal and currently unstoppable. And it is tremendously costly, both to American families and the nation as a whole.
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About Memories in the Making


The Memories in the Making® program asserts that everyone is an artist, and art is an avenue for creativity and communication that can be travelled by anyone.

EARLY STAGE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to providing opportunities for early-stage individuals to make meaningful contributions social, politically, culturally and in other ways that bring purpose to their lives.
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TrialMatch, a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease) and location.
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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.