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About us

The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter offers a wide range of services designed to meet the unique needs of families caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These include: helpline information and referral; care consultation; community support groups; Caring Connection, a telephone support group; Caregiver Time Out, a respite reimbursement program; family education; professional education; MedicAlert + Safe Return; resource library and information about clinical trials. The goals of the Georgia Chapter remain consistent with those of the national office: advancing research, enhancing care and support, raising public awareness and building capacity.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter has been serving the Georgia area since 1982 and has seven regional offices, along with the state office in Atlanta. It is estimated that more than 130,000 Georgians have Alzheimer's and nearly 506,000 others are affected through their roles as caregivers. In fiscal year 2013, the Georgia Chapter was able to serve over 102,000 individuals through programs and services.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapters relies upon community based fundraising efforts in order to serve families that need our support. As pointed out above, the need for support is growing rapidly. We would welcome you getting involved in any of our fundraising activities or your investment in our cause as a donor.

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 vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

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Financial information

The Georgia Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 81% of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

Click here to view the 2014 Mini Annual Report.

Strategic plan

Check back here to view the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter Strategic Plan.

Board of Governors – Georgia Chapter

Joanne Truffelman (Chair)
Gary Eklund (Chair Elect)
Glen Patton (Secretary) 
Kris Bakowski
Donna Camacho                                                                  
Ashley Copelan
Fay Donaldson
Catherine Grant
Letha Hartley
Robert Oxford
Monica Parker
Kay Saunders
Billy Small, Jr. (Emeritus)
Chris Sterns
Ralph Stewart
Cynthia (Cindy) Widner Wall 
David Jones  (Emeritus)
Lee White  (Emeritus)

Volunteer Opportunities

The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter always volunteer opportunities available. If you have a particular skill or area of interest, we can tailor volunteer opportunities to meet your needs. For more information on volunteering with the Georgia Chapter, click here.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.