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The Alzheimer’s Association - Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

Click here to download a .pdf of our 2013 Annual Report

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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.

Background: The Alzheimer's Association opened its doors in 1980 as one of the founding Chapters of our national association. In the fall of 1999 the Eastern Massachusetts and the Western Massachusetts Chapters joined together to form the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. In 2007, the Chapter assumed responsibility for providing services to families and professionals living and working in New Hampshire. Throughout both states, we strive to offer a high level of programs and services.

National Association: We are proud to be a strong statewide affiliate of the national Alzheimer's Association, the largest non profit organization dedicated to supporting families and professionals and working to find effective treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. There are over 80 chapters of the Alzheimer's Association throughout the nation, enabling us to assist families, wherever they live.

Research: The Alzheimer's Association is the largest private investor in innovative research related to Alzheimer's and related disorders. The Alzheimer's Association has a highly regarded scientific program. Working with thousands of expert reviewers around the globe, we provide millions of dollars in research grants every year. The Alzheimer's Association also sponsors the largest international research conference on Alzheimer's. In addition, the Association works to educate the public about exciting developments in the research community. The Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™ program is a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease) and location.>>

Offices: To meet the increasing demands for service and support, we have expanded programs, and have five offices around Massachusetts and New Hampshire: Watertown, Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford, NH.

Financial information

The Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire 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. Copies of our most recent audited statements are available upon request.

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Board of directors – Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

Officers

Kurt Purnell, Chair
Tom Croswell, Vice Chair
Stephen Foley, Treasurer
Richard Hiersteiner, Clerk

Directors

Ken Anding
Bob Bettacchi
Juergen Bludau, MD
Joyce Botti
A.J. Burnett
Beth Fentin
Brent Forester, MD, Chair, Med-Sci Committee
Jim Garrett
Shirley Gordon
Stephen Hume, PsyD
Suzanne Lissy
Arlene Lowney, RN, MBA, Chair, Program Com
Joe McCafferty Chair, Compensation Com
Chris Meyer
Margaret O’Connor
Faith Parker
Bernice Osborne-Pollard
Chris Romito
Ralph White

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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.