To date, AWARE has awarded nearly $14 million to worth programs and research.
Join us in our efforts to support programs, projects and research of non-profit organizations that actively help individuals affected by Alzheimer's in the Dallas and the greater North Texas area.
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Our Grant Recipients
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BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION
CASA DE VIDA
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
FOR LOVE AND ART
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE SENIOR SOURCE
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES
STOMPING GROUND COMEDY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
TEXAS WINDS MUSICAL OUTREACH
VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
WILSHIRE BAPTIST CHURCH
Who We Support
Why We Give
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 3rd leading cause among seniors.
An estimated 5.8 million Americans has Alzheimer’s disease
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
These caregivers provided an estimated 18.6 billion hours of care valued at nearly $244 billion. Between 2000 and 2018 deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.8% while deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 146%.
1 in 10 people age 65 or older has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Early-onset Alzheimer’s can strike individuals as young as age 30.
Only 16% of seniors receive regular cognitive assessments during routine health check-ups.
In 2019, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $290 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion.
5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease.
Texas ranks fourth in the number of Alzheimer’s cases and second in the number of Alzheimer’s deaths.
Dallas Dementia Symposium with Teepa Snow
December 05 2023 07:30 AM - 16:00 PM
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Family Caregivers and Caring Professionals are invited to attend the 4th Annual Dallas Dementia Symposium featuring Teepa Snow on 12/5/23.
AWARE Membership Meeting
March 06 2024 11:30 AM - 13:00 PM
Center for BrainHealth
Hosted by Center for BrainHealth Lunch Provided Speakers: For Love and Art, Center for BrainHealth, & Bishop Arts Theatre Center, AWARE Grant Recipients Membership dues are inclusive of luncheon. Guests are welcome to attend membership meetings; a $25 guest fee is requested and is payable by check.
AWARE Membership Meeting
April 23 2024 11:30 AM - 13:00 PM
CC Young Senior Living
Hosted by CC Young Senior Living; Lunch Provided Speaker: Sanam Lalani, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychology Topic: Neuropsychology’s Role in Dementia Membership dues are inclusive of luncheon. Guests are welcome to attend membership meetings; a $25 guest fee is requested and is payable by check.