We envision a world where people with neurodegenerative diseases are living fully.

Read the Board of Directors’ Statement on the Ending of Adira Foundation

Listen. Learn. Act.

Adira steered all efforts towards one visionary goal: better lives now for people with neurodegenerative diseases. We can only achieve this through ongoing conversation with people most impacted by neurodegenerative diseases.  We listened and learned before acting.  Then we spoke with others again and learned how we did, all to improve the next round of action.  A back-and-forth conversation in humble evolution.   Building bridges across silos for better, easier help for people now.

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Many charitable efforts rightly focus on the unique needs of individual disease communities.  We aimed to supplement those efforts.  We aspired to focus on what they share in common -- and take on those bigger problems people told us get funded last, if at all.   Issues too large for anyone to own alone!  All for working towards the common good.

Adira gathered and amplified the voices of people impacted by neurodegenerative diseases, focusing principally, though not exclusively, on five to start:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

By listening and learning, we identified what individuals said they needed — but weren't getting — and tried to find ways to assist with these gaps via funding and projects.

Collaboration can impact lives.

Together, breaking down silos, we are stronger in voice, action, and impact. Read more about what we’ve learned from people living with neurodegenerative diseases, care partners, service providers, and cross-sector funding partners and about the steps we can all take to invest in better lives for people with neurodegenerative diseases.

View Blueprint for Action