Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter
In 1979, Jerome H. Stone and representatives from several family support groups met with 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 more than 75 local chapters. As the largest donor-supported, voluntary health organization for Alzheimer’s, the Association is a catalyst for advancements in Alzheimer's research and care.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement ofresearch; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and toreduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Southeast Florida Chapter enhances efforts for researching a cure and provides support and educational services to over 200,000 Alzheimer's patients, families and caregivers in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Martin, Monroe, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.