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Alzheimer's Association

Who We Are

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease. 

Our Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's 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. 

Our History: In 1979, Jerome H. Stone and representative from several family support groups met the National Institute on Aging to explore the value of a national, independent, nonprofit organization to complement federal efforts surrounding Alzheimer's disease. That meeting resulted in the April 10, 1980, formation of the Alzheimer's Association with Mr. Stone as founding president. 

Today the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer's across the globe through our national office and chapters in communities nationwide. We are the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. 

Together, we can change the future of Alzheimer's. 

What We Do

We enhance care and support. The Alzheimer's Association works on a global, national, and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. We offer monthly caregiver support groups and educational sessions in Lubbock and the surrounding areas. 

We advance research. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions, and ultimately, a cure. We host three events throughout the year: Blondes vs. Brunettes, a women's flag football game; The Longest day, a day to celebrate through a day of activities on Summer solstice; and Walk to End Alzheimer's, the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease care, support, and research. 

We advocate. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting the critical Alzheimer's research, prevention, and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We work diligently to pass legislation and make Alzheimer's a national priority.