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The Alzheimer’s Association - Inland Northwest Chapter believes the joy of life and family doesn't end with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. There is help and hope. We confidentially provide information for individuals and their families to understand, prepare for, and overcome the challenges associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Our mission
To enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers and to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Financial information

The Alzheimer's Association Inland Northwest 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 two-thirds of all funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

Leadership Council – Inland Northwest Chapter

Paula Sweeney, Chair
Bill Baker
Elizabeth Hall
Lorene Harris
Audre' Hyatt
Jackson Lynch
Barb Mahoney
Katie Mans
Melissa Poland-Knapik
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Amy Shives
Rhonda-T Warren

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Joel Loiacono

Executive Director

 Development Director


Garry Matlow

 Operations Assistant

P.J. Christo

 North Idaho Outreach Coordinator

Joan Acres

Southeastern Washington Outreach Coordinator



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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.