Alzheimer’s Association Western and Central Washington Chapter
The mission of the 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. More than 5 million Americans are currently living with the disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. In Pierce County, the Association hosts monthly support groups for family caregivers, offers a weekly Point Defiance Zoo Walk for people in the early stages of dementia in partnership with Lutheran Community Services, and leads education talks. We also give information and assistance via our 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900), which receives nearly 700 calls from Pierce County residents annually.
Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in Washington State. More than 150,000 people currently live with the disease or other dementias and are being looked after by over 350,000 caregivers, mostly unpaid family members.
Annual Budget: $1,000,000 or more
Number of Employees: 31 or more
Accepts Volunteers: Yes
Service Area: Pierce County
People Served Annually: 17,000 throughout Western & Central Washington