The Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter is dedicated to serving the families of the estimated 80,000 South Carolinians affected by Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Your donations also help fund research into the cause of and possible cures for or prevention of dementia, which is made possible through shared fundraising with the National Alzheimer's Association.
Here in our local communities, we are putting donor dollars to work providing information, referral, care consultation, caregiver respite, support services, and educational programs through a network of five regional offices in South Carolina. To help families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, we offer a 24-hour Helpline (800-272-3900); support groups for people to share concerns and receive support; educational programs and workshops for those affected by Alzheimer’s, the public, and health professionals; and Safe Return to help find people with memory problems who wander and become lost. We also advocate for quality dementia care and services, and funding for public programs serving people with dementia and funding to accelerate the pace of promising research.
At the South Carolina Chapter, we are proud that 85% of our funding goes to direct services across the state. Of the remaining funds, 10% goes toward fundraising and development, and only 5% is used for management and administrative costs.
We could not do what we do without your support, and we know that you contribute because you believe so strongly in the cause. Together, we will someday realize our shared vision of "A world without Alzheimer's."