About Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The mission of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life."
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America
was founded by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
AFA believes that by raising awareness of the disease and educating healthcare professionals and the public at large, we will:
Donations help fund our toll-free helpline with counseling by licensed social workers, resources and referrals; educational conferences; a free caregiver magazine, care ADvantage; national initiatives such as National Memory Screening Day, professional education, training and qualification; and Young Leaders of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America to educate and engage teens and college students. In addition, AFA provides grants to member organizations to provide family respite care and to enhance or develop programs and services; and, through strategic partnerships, AFA funds research for medical treatment and a cure.
Click here to access the AFA Network of Web sites.