The Alzheimers Association, incorporated on April 10, 1980 as the Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., is a non-profit American voluntary health organization which focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimers disease. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, the Alzheimers Association is the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimers disease research. Jerome H. Stone founded the Alzheimers Association with the help of several family support groups after meeting with the National Institute on Aging in 1979. The Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association was incorporated on April 10, 1980. In that year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested $13 million in Alzheimers disease research. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated the first National Alzheimers Disease Awareness Week. The Alzheimers Association founded more chapters and started its own research program. Since its founding, the Alzheimer’s Association has been a catalyst and leader for a generation of advancements in Alzheimer research and care.