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Alzheimer's Association Code of Ethic’s

Learning Team A


August 1, 2011


Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that causes an individual to have trouble with thinking, memory, and certain behaviors. More than 50 to 80 of people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Currently no cure is available. But over the last 15 years, much has been discovered about Alzheimer’s that has helped researchers to understand the affects it has on the brain. As a result of these findings there has been much progress with the approach and treatments that help prevent or minimize the effects of Alzheimer’s (alzheimer’ 2011).

Since so many elderly Americans suffer from this disease, organizations like the Alzheimer Association were developed to provide those affected with support and education on the disease. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is “to eliminate Alzheimer disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health” (alzheimer’ 2011). The Alzheimer Association is the largest private and not for profit funder of Alzheimer research with a vision of “A world without Alzheimer’s”. The mission and vision of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests that the organization follows ethical practices and has core values. The association is an advocate and is dedicated to serving the community and the many Americans who suffer from the disease by fighting for research, initiatives for care, and prevention at the federal and state level (alzheimer’ 2011).

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