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About us

The Alzheimer’s Association - Oregon Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter provides education and support for people diagnosed, their families, and caregivers. From our offices throughout the state, the Oregon Chapter reaches out to diverse communities by providing information and resources, 24/7 telephone help lines, local support groups and educational programs, an annual caregivers conference and a nationwide identification program, MedicAlert + Safe Return, for people with Alzheimer's disease who may wander and get lost.

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 Alzheimer's Association, Oregon 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.

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Our history

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association was incorporated on April 10, 1980, with a budget of $75,000 and businessman Jerome Stone as founding president. The seven founding chapters were Boston, Columbus, Minneapolis, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle.

In 1980, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested only $13 million in Alzheimer research. Then, in 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated the first National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Week. The Association founded more chapters and started its own research program. Things were beginning to happen.

The Alzheimer’s Association, today a multimillion-dollar organization, has been the catalyst and leader for a generation of advancements in Alzheimer research and care. Our organization’s achievements and progress in the field have given thousands of people a better quality of life and brought hope for millions more.

 

Office locations

Portland office:
1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97209
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Cascade Coast regional office:
1000 Willagillespie Road, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Serving: Benton, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties

Central Oregon regional office:
777 NW Wall St., Suite 104
Bend, OR 97701
Serving: Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson and Lake counties

Southern Oregon regional office:
711 E Main St., Suite 17B
Medford, OR 97504
Serving: Coos, Curry, Josephine, Jackson and Klamath counties

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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.