Our mission 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. For over 35 years, the Alzheimer's Association has supported individuals and families struggling with this devastating disease. The Greater Sacramento Office is part of the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter, with 11 offices in our Chapter.
1455 Response Road, Suite 190
Sacramento, CA 95815
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
|Primary NTEE:||Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines|
|Sub NTEE:||Alzheimer's Disease|
This new model allows us to ensure that families throughout the nation will be able to receive a set of core services and that all chapters are fully engaged in our advocacy and research efforts. The goal of our merger is to help us move our mission forward at a faster pace as we seek an end to Alzheimer's and other dementias. The Alzheimer's Association continues to improve programs and systems to face this growing public health challenge. Chapters work under a nationwide strategic plan and standards to ensure that consistent, high-quality programs and services are delivered across the country. As part of one of the largest chapters in the country and a strong national organization, our local office benefits from shared administrative functions that free up staff to concentrate on program delivery. Our Sacramento area programs reflect the local needs and the resources available in our community.
Today, we remain an alliance of families and professionals dedicated to helping people with AD and their families through education, advocacy, support, and research. As catalysts for change, we provide comprehensive care and support; influence key decision-makers to ensure that policies and budgets are supportive of those coping with AD; and support the elimination of dementia through the advancement of research. Over the last several years, we have increased our emphasis on reaching diverse populations in this region and developing capacity to meet their specific needs.
Alzheimer's kills--and deaths have nearly doubled in the last 14 years. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older. Deaths from Alzheimer's increased 89% from 2000 to 2014, while deaths from other major diseases (including heart disease, stroke, breast and prostate cancer, and HIV/AIDS) decreased. Alzheimer's is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed.
Our top needs:
- Funding: Program - Sponsors are needed for our larger education events and Walk to End Alzheimer's. Sponsorship levels vary, ranging from $400 to $7,500. Program Support: Smaller donations ($500 - $5,000) can help fund outreach and education efforts through offsetting costs.
- Funding: Program - Faith Outreach: When faced with Alzheimer's or other cognitive impairments, many families turn to their faith community for assistance. We would like to expand our work with faith communities by hiring a part-time staff person to lead our faith outreach.
- Funding: Other - Care Staff: Family Care Specialists provide care and support services to those with dementia and their families, through outreach, education, care consultations and service referrals. $78,000/year funds an additional full time Family Care Specialist.
- Funding: Unrestricted - Media Campaign: Funds are needed for a media campaign to promote the 10 signs of Alzheimer's and the need for early detection ($10,000-$40,000).
- Volunteers - We utilize volunteers in a variety of roles related to programs, fundraising, marketing, outreach, board service, etc. We also are continually seeking free spaces to hold education events or groups who would like to receive one of our educational presentations.
Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D.