Jerome H. Stone founded the Alzheimer’s Association with the help of several family support groups after meeting with the National Institute on Aging in 1979.The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association was incorporated on April 10, 1980. In that year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested $13 million in Alzheimer’s disease research. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated the first National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Week. The Alzheimer’s Association founded more chapters and started its own research program. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s disease research.