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Baylor Healthcare System
Casa de Vida
Center for Brain Health Mosaic of Meaningful Moments
Center for Vital Longevity Optimizing Neuro-cognitive Functions in Healthy Living
Dallas Museum of Art Meaningful Moments Program
For Love and Art
Jewish Family Service Older Adults Program
Juliette Fowler Communities
The Senior Source
Stomping Ground Comedy
Texas Winds Musical Outreach
University of Texas Southwestern Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
Wilshire Baptist Church
AWARE is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer's disease by providing funding and support to programs, projects, and research of nonprofit organizations that actively help individuals affected by Alzheimer's in Dallas and the greater North Texas area.
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Founded in 1989 by a small group of passionate and civic-minded Dallas women, AWARE has raised and donated over $12,000,000 so far toward this cause. These dedicated women created A.W.A.R.E. (Alzheimer’s Women’s Association for Resources and Education). Today, men and women of all ages have joined the fight. Today we are AWARE.
The Dallas Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of AWARE, a component fund of The Dallas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. In partnership with the Foundation, AWARE conducts an annual grant application review process resulting in the selection of the most exemplary nonprofit organizations working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in Dallas and the North Texas region. AWARE provides funding and support to these outstanding groups that offer services, programs, education, and resources to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers, and to organizations doing valuable research to find a prevention and cure.
We have come a long way, but the fight is not over. AWARE continues to expand and broaden our scope, so that what we do to fight Alzheimer’s disease has the most impact for Dallas and surrounding communities in North Texas.
Grant Review Chair
Immediate Past President
Aware Affair Chairs 2020
Grant Review Chair-Elect
Long Range/Strategic Planning
Mary Jo Lincicome
AWARE Men Liaison
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 18.5 billion hours of care valued at nearly $234 billion. Between 2000 and 2017 deaths from heart disease have decreased 9% while deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 145%.
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.