April 2022

Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc: Alzheimer’s Tennessee provides family support, offers community and professional education, advocates for the needs and rights of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as research for its prevention, cure, and treatment.

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive and terminal disease that starts in the brain, destroying memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living.

In most people with AD, symptoms first appear after age 60. The changes typically occur slowly, over months and years not hours and days.

An estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2022.

How can you help?

Attend the Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk With APC on April 30th!

Join APC’s team and walk with us as we fight the fight against Alzheimer’s. APC will be supporting the cause through the walk and through monetary gifts.


Why Walk?

Walk To Support The Mission

100% of the donations collected through the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walks benefit Tennesseans. Alzheimer’s Tennessee is an independent, 501c3 not-for-profit organization that has been in the community for more than 30 years serving those facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, promoting brain health through education, and championing global prevention and treatment efforts.

Walk For Everyone Touched By Alzheimer’s Disease

Nearly every minute another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. More than 5.5 million Americans currently have this disease. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease, not a normal part of aging. Early detection is important because medication may slow the progression of the disease. Currently, there is no cure for this devastating illness.

Walk For Programs & Research Initiatives Provided By Alzheimer’s Tennessee:

    • Family counseling, care-planning, and resource referrals
    • Support groups, Free local Helpline, and adult day services
    • Caregiver training and funds to help provide in-home care and meet other needs
    • Advocacy on a local, state and national level to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.
    • Research Connections providing research updates and funding clinical trials
    • Healthy brain initiatives