Welcome to the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Network. We are an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to positively impact the lives of those caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
There’s no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and few tangible resources for the millions of family members taking care of loved ones with the disease. Many people who are not impacted directly assume the government will step in and assist with long-term care, should they or a loved one get the disease. The reality is, Medicare provides a maximum of 100 days of service after a hospital stay. It is designed for short-term recovery. Medicaid only helps with assistance for those with very limited assets and income. And for those people, the state may make key care decisions, including where the person with Alzheimer’s disease will live.
According to the CDC, six million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, that number is projected to increase to 14 million by 2050 with a corresponding annual cost to the U.S. of $1.1 trillion.
It is also projected that racial disparities that currently exist will further increase with Black and Latino families making up 40% of Alzheimer’s families by 2030.
At Alzheimer’s Caregivers Network, we will tirelessly pursue more resources, more funding and a better quality of life for the heroes caring for their loved ones with this disease. We help enable caregivers to protect themselves against burnout while gaining the confidence and knowledge required to improve the quality of life for themselves and loved ones.
We’re committed to financial transparency, and we will work hard to ensure your donation will be used to bring the most help to as many Alzheimer’s caregivers as possible.