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Every 65 seconds, a new brain develops Alzheimer’s. 2/3 of them belong to women.

HELP US FIND OUT WHY

In 2010 Maria Shriver partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to publish a report that rewrote the narrative of women and Alzheimer’s. A year later she started WAM.

WAM is the home of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Research Fund. Support the WAR Fund and change the future for families everywhere.

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement is proud to have partnered to build the first WAM Prevention Center at the Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas.

WAM provides the latest Alzheimer’s prevention tips and tools to empower people to take control of their own brain health.

Welcome to WAM

We are a community of determined people committed to changing the story of Women and Alzheimer’s once and for all. We do this by funding women-based Alzheimer’s research, supporting those impacted by the disease, and educating people about their brain health and Alzheimer’s prevention.

WAM at a Glance

Whowe help

We help women impacted by Alzheimer’s, the families who love them, and the researchers working for a cure.

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Whywe do it

There is a knowledge gap about women and Alzheimer's -- and WAM is dedicated to filling it.

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Whatwe do

We focus on 4 areas: Research, Education, Prevention, and Advocacy.

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“Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis.
That’s why we must be at the heart of the solution.”

Maria Shriver,
Founder

The Unfolding Story

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There are 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, a disease that can begin to develop 20-30 years before symptoms occur.

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There are 11.2 million Americans providing unpaid care to someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. Two-thirds of them are women.

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African Americans are twice as likely as whites to develop Alzheimer's; Latinos 1.5 times.

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One-third of Alzheimer's cases may be preventable by addressing lifestyle factors. It's never too early to start.