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The Alzheimer's Association was founded in 1980. It has been the leader in making the fight against Alzheimer’s disease a national priority, Every November this organization makes an extra effort to enlighten the general public about Alzheimer's disease by having National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
See President Obama's proclamation of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
President Ronald Reagan helped to launch a national campaign against Alzheimer’s disease in 1983 after he designated a National Alzheimer’s Disease Week in 1982. He called members of the Alzheimer's Association to the White House for the signing of a proclamation declaring National Alzheimer’s Disease Month.
The founder of the Alzheimer’s Association was Jerome Stone. He led a group of family caregivers, Association volunteers and staff in the effort to bring attention to the cause on Capitol Hill. That advocacy effort continues even stronger today with Association public policy staff and volunteers leading the call for increased government funding for critical Alzheimer research and support programs. Anyone can become an Alzheimer's disease advocate.
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month
According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, there are more than 5.3 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and over 10 million family caregivers. This November, during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, the Alzheimer’s Association is providing.......read all of November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month