Call for a National Alzheimer’s Prevention Goal

Cognitive decline is not inevitable. It is time we aim to prevent it.

Call to Action Statement Press Release

The United States should set an ambitious national goal to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

It is time to replace despair and disappointment with determination and hope. It is time to show there are steps that our nation can take to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, delay onset, and promote brain health. And most importantly, it is time to rally Americans to take action. 

Alzheimer’s disease is a public health crisis that is expanding as our nation ages, with a projected increase to nearly 14 million people in the U.S. with the disease by 2050. Communities of color and women bear a disproportionate burden. Without early intervention and treatment, the cumulative care costs are projected to exceed $20 trillion over the next 30 years.

Click here to see the growing number of experts and organizations who agree that it is time for an accountable plan.

National Prevention Goal Activities and News

  • August 05, 2020

    New Study Finds Alzheimer’s Outranks Cancer, Infectious Diseases such as COVID-19, Stroke and Heart Attack as Most-Feared Chronic Disease by Retirees

    UsAgainstAlzheimer’s issued the following statement on the latest findings in the 2020...

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  • July 17, 2020

    Broad Coalition of Health, Aging and Advocacy Groups Calls for National Prevention Goal for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias

    More than 80 health, aging and advocacy groups and leaders today called...

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  • AlzheimersTalks

    The Importance of Brain Health in Uncertain Times - Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman

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  • December 17, 2019

    Current Gaps and Key Opportunities: Equipping Providers to Reduce Dementia Risk and Support Brain Health across the Lifespan

  • October 25, 2019

    Four Leading Alzheimer’s Organizations Agree on Need For National, Time-Based Prevention Goal

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  • September 10, 2019

    New Report: Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Alzheimer’s Show Promise and Remain Underexplored and Underfunded

    UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Urges Medical System Engagement with Emerging Science Around Prevention and Early...

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