Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s.
Improving the lives of local families affected by Alzheimer’s/Dementia by increasing awareness, delivering effective programs/services, providing compassionate support, and advocating for quality care and a cure.
Concerned about memory loss? Recently diagnosed or maybe you just want to learn more? We are here to help those living with the disease and those who love and care for them.
For additional resources, information and support, please call us at 844.HELP.ALZ (844.435.7259)
What causes Alzheimer’s?
Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease in most people. In people with early-onset Alzheimer’s, a genetic mutation is usually the cause. Late-onset Alzheimer’s arises from a complex series of brain changes that occur over decades. The causes probably include a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. The importance of any one of these factors in increasing or decreasing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s may differ from person to person.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
- Community Education
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Early Stage Services
- Memories in the Making
- Memory Mornings
- Care Counselors
- Support Groups
Upcoming ways to get involved & help & fund raise include:
Walk4ALZ® brings together local communities in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Every dollar raised at walk4ALZ® Los Angeles stays in the communities we serve with 20% of the net proceeds supporting local Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Whether you are living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia, lost someone to Alzheimer’s disease, or simply want to make a difference in our community, join us for walk4ALZ®!
Sunday, October 28 | Century Park, Century City
FACING ALZHEIMER’S TOGETHER
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
This campaign is about being part of a community, being an Angelino and supporting the caregivers all across Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. This campaign has been conceived to bring awareness to all the programming and FREE services that Alzheimer’s Los Angeles has available for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and for the people taking care of them.
For 38 years Alzheimer’s Los Angeles has been serving people throughout the Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. 100% funds raised stay local, providing free support and services for individuals and families. Low cost training and education are also offered for professionals. Alzheimer’s Los Angeles focuses on care, support, advocacy, and local research. Alzheimer’s is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that weakens the memory and other cognitive and emotional functions. For more information, call the Helpline at 844.HELP.ALZ or visit www.alzgla.org.
Photo Campaign shot by Photographer Donald Graham
Donald Graham is an internationally recognized portrait, fashion and fine art photographer who works in the worlds of fashion, movies, music, magazines and advertising. His work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the International Center of Photography. His photographs have appeared in over 400 publications and he has done advertising campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies. Donald began his career in Paris as a fashion photographer. He then shifted his work to New York and Los Angeles where he broadened his photography to include portraiture for the movie, music, editorial and advertising industries and began devoting significant time to fine art. During his career, Donald has expanded his unique style with extensive travels through Europe, India, Tibet, Africa, and southeast Asia.
Confirmed Talent so far include Bret Schneider (Emmy Winner), Clint Howard, Elex Michaelson (reporter), Graham Shiels (actor), Liz Hernandez (actor), Ron Howard
Thanks to my guest Alzheimers of Greater Los Angeles President & CEO Heather Cooper Ortner...
find out more here: https://www.alzgla.org/