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Why the National Alzheimer’s Association Is Splitting Off into Local Chapters

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The National Alzheimer’s Association recently made an announcement that they would be consolidating all regional chapters into one national organization that will be based out of Chicago, IL. Beginning in January of 2016, the merger process began and many regional chapters began branching off and disaffiliating themselves with the Alzheimer’s Association. Among these regional chapters include New York City and Orange County, California, which are the two biggest monetary contributors to the organization. 

These new branches have already changed their names and logos. However, that does not change their original missions. They are still devoted to promoting compassionate care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia, to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and providing support for families and Alzheimer’s caregivers in Wallingford, CT. They want to provide localized care for our loved ones.

Between the New York City and Orange County chapters, the total revenue added up to almost 12 million dollars in 2014. These chapters were concerned with keeping the funding local and being able to use said funds accordingly for the regional needs if they merged. If local chapters were in charge of how the money is distributed, it would do a lot of good for local families in need of Wallingford dementia care and support.

Many other chapters have followed suit after the two largest broke away from the national organization. These include the Los Angeles, New Jersey and San Diego chapters. They will not be able to keep the names they previously held but they will be able to keep 100 percent of the profits they raise. Before the merger they were only keeping 60 percent of profits. These smaller chapters, regardless of the name, will continue to strive for a cure and advocate for further research while giving local seniors and their loved ones the outreach and support they need.

To help your loved one manage Alzheimer’s or dementia in the comfort of home, turn to Home Care Assistance in Wallingford. Our compassionate Alzheimer’s caregivers give seniors the confidence they need to remain at home while managing daily tasks. In addition to helping your loved one around the house, we provide cognitive stimulation to boost your loved one’s mental wellbeing and delay the onset of dementia. Call (203) 955-1915 today to speak with an experienced Care Manager and set up a complimentary consultation.