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The Alzheimer's Association, incorporated on April 10, 1980 as the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., is a non-profit American voluntary health organization which focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer's disease. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer's disease research. The Association is supported by local chapters across the country, each of which seeks to increase awareness and offer resources for those affected by the disease.

History

Jerome H. Stone founded the Alzheimer's Association with the help of several family support groups after meeting with the National Institute on Aging in 1979. The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association was incorporated on April 10, 1980. In that year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested $13 million in Alzheimer's disease research. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated the first National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Week. The Alzheimer's Association founded more chapters and started its own research program.

Publications

Alzheimer's & Dementia is the official publication of the Association, published since July 2005 by Elsevier for the dissemination of original research, comprehensive reviews, clinical trial results and other information related to Alzheimer's. This journal presents the latest original, peer-reviewed, basic and clinical research advances in the field, including early detection, prevention and treatment.

Alzheimer's Facts & Figures is an annual statistical abstract about Alzheimer's disease prevalence in the U.S.

Collaboration

In 2012, One Direction raised $2000 dollar for the charity, as Louis's girlfriend at the time Eleanor Calder, had a relative struggling with the disease. The band auctioned off a signed t-shirt.

Affiliations

The Alzheimer's Association has a sister non-partisan 501c4 advocacy organization called the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM).

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