Three nonprofits supporting people affected by Alzheimer's disease

Learn how these nonprofits seek to delay and potentially prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia while supporting those living with the disease.
September 8, 2023
Clair Lofthouse
Technical Writer

“Never too early, never too late.” 
– 2023 theme of World Alzheimer’s Month

As seen in the Alzheimer’s Disease International World Alzheimer Report 2019, the largest survey ever undertaken of attitudes about dementia, many people incorrectly believe that dementia is a normal part of aging. It isn’t. And it’s clear that public awareness campaigns, like World Alzheimer’s Month (September), are a vital tool needed to change perceptions and increase public knowledge around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   

This year, the theme for World Alzheimer’s Month is risk reduction. As Alzheimer’s Disease International, the organization promoting the awareness month, explains: “With the number of people living with dementia set to almost triple by 2050, it has never been more important to recognize the risk factors associated with dementia and take proactive steps towards risk reduction. As such, this year’s theme ‘Never too early, never too late,' centers on the key risk factors and risk reduction, aiming to emphasize their crucial role in delaying and potentially preventing the onset of dementia.”

We are honored that several Alzheimer’s-focused nonprofit organizations use our free fundraising tools. Let’s meet them. 

The nonprofits 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Inc

The mission of this organization is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.

AFA operates several programs to support those affected by Alzheimer’s, including a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484), staffed entirely by licensed social workers to provide support and assistance to callers; a National Memory Screening Program which provides free, confidential memory screenings at sites across the country (more than 5 million people have been screened to date); and additional training and continuing education to elevate the level of care professional caregivers and dementia-care settings provide on a daily basis.

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (FKA Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)

This nonprofit is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 40 years of experience, CaringKind works directly with its community partners to develop information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia.

It also offer a Helpline – (646) 744-2900 – staffed with dementia specialists, individual and family consultations, a vast network of support groups, education programs, early stage services and a wanderer’s safety program. 

CaringKind raised over $1 million through their Give Lively-powered 2021 Forget-Me-Not Gala Campaign Page!

Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers Support Center Inc

Created by caregivers for caregivers on Cape Cod, the AFSC is a nonprofit organization providing psychosocial educational support to families, professionals and individuals living with Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases. Services include support groups, consultations, care planning, phone support, education, insurance support and social and cultural programming – at no cost. The AFSC is committed to providing support through every stage of dementia-related illness, not only for family caregivers and professionals but for people living with cognitive disease, from pre-diagnosis to bereavement and all of life that happens in between. 

It used a Give Lively-powered Campaign Page and text code “ALZGIVE" for the 2020 Virtual Walk & Give for Alzheimer's to raise almost $36,000.