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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®

Areas We Serve
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter provides services to 73 counties in Indiana. Service delivery areas are outlined below.

Northwest:  Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke
Northern:  Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall, St. Joseph, Wabash
Northeast:  Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, Whitley
West Central:  Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, White
North Central:  Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton
Heartland:  Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison
East Central:  Fayette, Randolph, Rush, Union, Wayne
Wabash Valley:  Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo
Metro Indy:  Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Shelby
Limestone:  Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Owen
South Central:  Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings
Vincennes:  Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Pike



In 1982, the Alzheimer's Association and Related Disorders Organization was established in cooperation with Community Hospitals, Indianapolis to support patients and families affected by Alzheimer's disease. The Chapter affiliated with the National Association in 1988 and became the Alzheimer's Association - Central Indiana Chapter. By the year 2000, the Chapter served 37 counties in central Indiana.

Meanwhile, in 1986, the South Central Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was incorporated. Located in Columbus, Ind., the South Central Chapter originally served five counties. By the year 2000, the Chapter's service area had grown to 14 counties.

In the year 2000, these two chapters merged to form the Alzheimer's Association of Central Indiana. In 2003, the Alzheimer's Association of Central Indiana merged with the Fort Wayne Alzheimer’s Support Groups to form the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. With the merger, the Association expanded its territory to include northern Indiana and opened an office in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The Greater Indiana Chapter is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors and a staff in 3 offices. More than 450 volunteers are also utilized to provide support and education programs to the Chapter's 73 counties.


The Alzheimer's Association 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 generosity of our donors enables us to continue to provide invaluable services and fund research as we work to eliminate Alzheimer's disease. In our continuing effort to be good stewards of the gifts we receive, in fiscal year 2016, 75% of Greater Indiana Chapter expenditures provided programs and services to those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Board of Directors

Kepten Carmichael, Chair

Members at Large
Bruce Baude
Phyllis Ferrell
Anita Gaillard
Brian Healey
Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
Robert Russell, M.D.
Andrea Heslin Smiley

Medical and Scientific Advisory Council
Linda Abels, M.D.
Liana Apostolova, M.D.
Valerie Bruemmer, M.D. 
Fen Lei Chang, M.D.
Andrew Class, M.D.
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Margaret Frazer, M.D.
Ann Hake, M.D.
Patrick Healey, M.D.
Richard Mohs, Ph.D.
Leslie Oleck, CNS
Stephen Rappaport, M.D.
Dan Rexroth, Psy.D.
Robert Russell, M.D.
David Spangler, M.D.
Stanley Szwast, M.D.
Tasha Williams, Ph.D.  
Chris Wilson, M.D.

Council of Past Presidents
Bruce Baude
Dee Dee Katzman
Phil Nicely
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Curt Fankhauser
John Thompson
Mary Guerriero Austrom, Ph.D.
Dave Bromund
Ken Bennett
Mark Laker


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