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Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter

March 2015

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The Alzheimer's Association's mission is 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. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Oregon chapter’s staff was trained by the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging in 2015. 




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