Purpose of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association

The mission of Alzheimer's Association is to "eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health". The vision that the association has is to see a world without Alzheimer's one day. It also aims to provide better services for the 5 million Americans and 19 million people outside of America who already suffer from the condition.

The efforts to reach these goals are multipronged. While there is a 24 hour, 7 days a week toll free number that people can call in case they need help with anything related to Alzheimer's, the organization also helps the families of the patients by imparting information about dealing with the issue. This involves educating the people about the myths associated with the condition, the symptoms and warning signs that need to be known, the causes and related treatment options and the manner in which Alzheimer's can progress. In addition to that there are also practical aspects that are discussed with regards to the challenges that one is likely to face when caring for an Alzheimer's patient, the financial aspect of the medical condition, the legal issues that are possible and more.

But the efforts of the organization are not limited to managing and tackling the disease alone. They are also directed towards understanding more about the manner in which the brain works and how Alzheimer's takes over. Genetic researches that are being undertaken to isolate the specific gene that is responsible for Alzheimer's to understand the manner in which the mutations take place.

This non-profit organization believes that this two-pronged approach can ensure a better life for those who are already suffering from the condition and a possibility that the medical research shall be able to prevent the condition completely, sometime in the future.


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