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Our Mission

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Our Vision

A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Areas We Serve

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

Alzheimer's Association of greater Indiana service Delivery Areas


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 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. 

Board of Directors


Emily Wilson, Chair

Members at Large

Lisa Bierman
Ramiro Cabral
Karen Campbell
Gary deCastro
Ulf Ester-Bode
Mike Harrington
Andrea Heslin Smiley
Andrea Kessler
Tom Kleyle
Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
David M. Mandelbaum, M.D.
Brandy Matthews MD, FAAN
Dana Moell
David Morgan
Marty Posch
Mollie Richards
Ralph Richards
Chris Waters

Past Presidents

Kepten Carmichael
Bruce Baude
Dee Dee Katzman
Phil Nicely
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Curt Fankhauser
John Thompson
Dave Bromund
Ken Bennett
Mark Laker


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