Walk to End Alzheimer's
NARFE has a publication, FH-12,
Alzheimer's Research Program (02/15) that can be ordered online through the NARFE.org 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
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!
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!