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In Memory of Our Founder and Friend

Jerome H. Stone

Founding President and Honorary Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association
1913 - 2015

The Alzheimer's Association has lost our Founding President and Honorary Chair, Jerome H. Stone. He was not only a longtime board member, volunteer and advocate, but also a philanthropist who led by example and believed deeply in giving to transform our cause.

Mr. Stone was a true visionary in the Alzheimer's movement. When his wife, Evelyn, was diagnosed with the disease in 1970, he recognized the need for a leader in the field that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer's, and advance research toward treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. His drive and determination led to the creation of the Alzheimer's Association in 1979.

Mr. Stone is responsible for where we are today in the fight against Alzheimer's. He took a disease that was cloaked in silence and helped to create a national — and global — conversation. He meant so much to the many who are invested in this cause. We honor his memory and continue his legacy by moving forward to achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer's.

Read the Alzheimer's Association statement


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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.