We enhance care and support
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.
We advance research
As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.
We train nursing home staff and other elder care professionals, as well as family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods and related digital audio systems that enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
LeadingAge Minnesota is the largest association of organizations serving Minnesota seniors.
Our mission is to transform and enhance the experience of aging.
Today our membership encompasses over 1,000 organizations statewide. Together with more than 50,000 caregivers, our members serve 63,000 older adults every day in all of the places they call home, including home care and services, independent senior housing, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living.
The Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) is the gateway to services for Minnesota seniors and their families.
MBA listens to senior concerns, researches for solutions, and proposes policy to address senior needs.
In addition, MBA administer funds from the Older Americans Act that provide a spectrum of services to seniors, including Senior LinkAge Line®, Insurance Counseling and more.
First established in 1956, the MBA is one of the pioneers in the field of aging policy, information and assistance. It works closely with its Area Agencies on Aging, which are located throughout the state, to provide services that seniors need. The Board’s 25 members are appointed by the governor.
Making Sense of Alzheimer’s is a creative space for people to understand the past, present and future of Alzheimer’s disease.
Making Sense of Alzheimer’s features stories and ideas that tackle the many and changing understanding of what Alzheimer’s disease is and how we try to make sense of it in our own lives. The voices of patients, scientists, writers, caregivers, students, singers, doctors, and artists are expressed here through words, images and sounds.
The website is an evolving forum, a gallery of ideas, a museum without walls. Click here to take a walk through the website.