The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research, the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado has a network of 7 offices across the state.
An estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. In the United States alone, more than 6 million have Alzheimer’s, and over 11 million are providing unpaid care.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado addresses this crisis by providing education and support to the Coloradoans who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. We provide care and support to those affected.
- Our free 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900), staffed by master’s-level clinicians and specialists, provides confidential support and information to all those affected in over 200 languages.
- Our website, alz.org®, is a rich resource designed to inform and educate multiple audiences, including those living with the disease, caregivers and professional health care providers.
- We conduct online and face-to-face support groups and education programs across Colorado, while ensuring these services reach underserved populations.
- We provide innovative resources to support those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, working alongside partner organizations to prioritize outreach efforts to diverse and underserved communities so that all those affected get the help they need.
- We make it easy for families to find programs and services using the Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder, a comprehensive database of dementia and aging-related resources.
- To help individuals receive an accurate and timely diagnosis, and to improve access to care, we provide tools for clinicians, including continuing medical education and a cognitive assessment toolkit.