In 1982, the Alzheimers Association and Related Disorders Organization was established in cooperation with Community Hospitals, Indianapolis to support patients and families affected by Alzheimers disease. The Chapter affiliated with the National Association in 1988 and became the Alzheimers Association - Central Indiana Chapter. By the year 2000, 37 counties in central Indiana were served by the Chapter. Meanwhile, in 1986, the South Central Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimers Association was incorporated. Located in Columbus, Indiana, the South Central Chapter originally served five counties. By the year 2000, their service area had grown to 14 counties. In the year 2000, these two chapters merged to form the Alzheimers Association of Central Indiana. In 2003, the Alzheimers Association of Central Indiana merged with the Ft. Wayne Alzheimers Support Groups to form the Alzheimers Association of Greater Indiana. With the merger, the Association expanded its territory to include Northern Indiana and opened an office in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The Association is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors and a staff of 24. Over 550 volunteers are also utilized to provide support and education programs to the Associations 73 counties.
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.
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