CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS with
POINSETTIAS FROM AWARE
Beautiful and vibrant poinsettias are perfect for home and office decorating for the holidays. They also make wonderful gifts. Support your local Alzheimer's community through the AWARE Dallas poinsettia fundraiser. Orders will be accepted through November 27.
AWARE AFFAIR 2020
AWARE is grateful for the many donors, patrons, and online auction participants who were generous beyond expectations. Thanks to their generosity, AWARE will be able to continue funding the many worthy organizations that are on the front lines of helping those living with Alzheimer's disease in Dallas and the greater North Texas community.
We look forward to seeing you at AWARE Affair 2021!
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Our Grant Recipients
Working hand in hand to help
BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION
BISHOP ARTS THEATRE CENTER
CASA DE VIDA
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
FOR LOVE AND ART
HIGHLAND PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE SENIOR SOURCE
THE MEADOWS MUSEUM AT SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
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.
Upcoming Member Events
Guest Speaker: Ipsit Vahia, MD – COVID-19, Aging and Mental Health: Early Lessons
November 04 2020 11:30 AM - 13:00 PM
Ipsit Vahia, MD, is a geriatric psychiatrist, clinician, and researcher. He is medical director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services at McLean Hospital and the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry. He is also director of the Technology and Aging Laboratory. His research focuses on the use of technology and informatics in the assessment and […]
Memory Care: When It’s Time (Webinar – Free Community Event)
December 03 2020 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM
Speaker: Joyce Logan, CDP, owner of Ruby Care Senior Advisors In time, the home setting may not meet the needs of your loved one or the caregiver. What are your options? Join AWARE member Joyce Logan, CDP, owner of Ruby Care Senior Living Advisors, to learn about caring for your loved one when home is […]
Invitation to Engage – Why Life Enrichment in Memory Care Matters (Webinar – Free Community Event)
January 07 2021 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM
Speaker: AWARE member Lilly Adrian, CALM, ADC, CDP, Memory Care Consultant and Trainer, owner of The Bridge of Time, LLC Lilly will show us how to communicate and engage with memory-impaired loved ones in meaningful ways. Lilly’s motto is “Remember their PAST, Celebrate their PRESENT, and Embrace their FUTURE”. Lilly cared for both parents on […]
You’ve Got This!
March 04 2021 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM
Speaker: AWARE member Veronica Shanklin, CDP, founder of Dementia Care Warriors. Caregiving is an emotional roller coaster. Veronica has cared for her grandmother and mother, both of whom have Alzheimer’s disease, while managing a career and becoming a passionate advocate for Alzheimer’s caregivers. She will share tools and tips she has learned on her journey […]