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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

Vision

A world without Alzheimer's

About the North Central Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association - North Central Texas Chapter is affiliated with the national Alzheimer's Association, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The North Central Texas Chapter covers a 40-county service area.  Fort Worth serves as headquarters for the chapter which has regional offices in Abilene, Waco and Wichita Falls.

The Alzheimer's Association--North Central Texas 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 77% of all funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.


History

The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization, was founded in 1980. At a time when the general public had little familiarity with Alzheimer's disease, the national organization was established when various small, local groups came together around common concerns related to this long term, devastating disease. The mission of the Alzheimer's Association has always been twofold: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers. Nationally, the Alzheimer's Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health organization committed to combating Alzheimer's disease.

In North Central Texas, local groups consisting chiefly of family members and a few professionals were established in Fort Worth in 1982, in Abilene in 1984, in Waco in 1984 and in Wichita Falls in 1989. Eventually, the groups in Abilene, Fort Worth and Wichita Falls each incorporated and became affiliates of the national Alzheimer's Association. The three operated as separate chapters of the Alzheimer's Association until July 1, 2001. At that time, driven by a national strategic plan, the Greater Wichita Falls Chapter and the West Central Texas Chapter (Abilene) merged with the Tarrant County Chapter (Fort Worth) to become the Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas Chapter. The expanded chapter also took in the Waco area, where a new office was later established in March 2003.

Board of Directors

Officers-- 
President-Meharvan Singh, PhD
Vice President-Julie Hunter
Secretary-Valerie Holloway Skinner 
Treasurer-Paul Morgan

Directors-
Sam Brinkman, PhD
David Burr
Tom Corbin
Grace Ann Durden
Bill Falck
Jeff Franklin
Mike Grissom
Lisa Jamieson
Karen Telschow Johnson
Joy Keller
Rebecca Konvicka
Chris Lokey
David Martin
Richard Matsler
Bryan McCaleb
David Mellina
Michael Olmstead
Josh Tipton
Becky Tucker
Preston Wayman
Chris White
Brent Wilson

Strategic Plan

The North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association identified seven strategic areas that, in aggregate, will help ensure sustainable progress.  Click here to view the entire strategic plan.

 

Who We Are

In 2009, this chapter created a video, describing our services and what we do.  To view excerpts from this video, please use the links below.  Each link is different.  These links will open in a separate window and are best viewed using a high-speed Internet connection.

     
     
 The Face of Alzheimer's    How to Help

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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.