Your Federation Alzheimer's Chair is Lorraine Bennett,

Alzheimer's Walks

Walk to End Alzheimer's

NARFE has a publication, FH-12, Alzheimer's Research Program (02/15) that can be ordered online through the website, under Officer Resources, Forms by Form Number (F-18).

FH-12 Alzheimer's Research Program (02/15)

Alzheimers Foundation of America

About Alzheimer's Disease

Definition of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function, among people aged 65 and older. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Origin of the term Alzheimer's disease dates back to 1906 when Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician, presented a case history before a medical meeting of a 51-year-old woman who suffered from a rare brain disorder. A brain autopsy identified the plaques and tangles that today characterize Alzheimer's disease. 

In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, NARFE members have donated more than $11 million to the NARFE Alzheimer’s Fund. 100 percent of NARFE donations to the Fund are allocated to research. NARFE is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Zenith Society, a group of about 50 donors representing the highest level of giving. NARFE is one of only four organizations belonging to the Zenith Society and, of the four organizations, NARFE is the “number one” contributor. Many NARFE members not only contribute their dollars to the NARFE Alzheimer’s Fund but also plan and participate in fundraisers, and volunteer at local day-care centers and other respite-care facilities. At the 2016 National Convention, in September, delegates heard that NARFE was nearing the $12 million goal set at the 2014 Convention. By December, THE GOAL WAS REACHED!


Since 1985, NARFE and Alzheimer's Association have partnered to achieve the Association's vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Through the hard work and dedication of NARFE's members to the Alzheimer's Association's International Research Grant Program we continue to make progress toward finding a treatment, prevention and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's disease.

NARFE’s members have played a vital role in the fight against this devastating disease.  Since the beginning of the relationship over 25 years ago, NARFE members have fundraised more than $10 million to the NARFE Alzheimer's Fund. NARFE is also one of a select number of organizations to belong to the Zenith Society, an elite group of donors who have pledged $1 million or more to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

The Association cannot thank the members of NARFE enough for their longtime generosity and support.  We look forward to a long future together.  Your actions build momentum as we get closer to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Thank you for supporting the Alzheimer's Association!