Donate to Alzheimer’s Research, Patient Care and Education
Alzheimer’s disease occurs when abnormal particles form in the brain and kill healthy brain cells. These abnormal particles tend to collect in the parts of the brain where new ideas are formed and stored, creating what we call memories. Over five and a half million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States; it is the most common form of dementia in people over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s robs people of their intellect and memories and, eventually, their lives.
There is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and once a patient has been diagnosed, the progression of the disease cannot be stopped. However, crucial research is being conducted at Northwestern Medicine to discover the cause of, improve the treatment of, and find a cure for this debilitating illness.
When you donate to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, your support will help to accelerate this essential research. Further, your generosity will allow specialists at the Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to continue to provide–and to further develop–the following services:
- Exceptional, compassionate healthcare and support services for patients and their families
- Educational services
- Disease management to allow a patient to live independently for a longer period of time
Alzheimer’s Research, Patient Care and Education Donation
A tremendous amount of work needs to be done to more fully understand, to treat, and to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but through your generosity, Northwestern Memorial Foundation will help to provide hope and an improved quality of life to people affected by Alzheimer’s and to their loved ones.