For many years, a friendly division of work within the Alzheimer’s Association called for the New York City office to deliver programs and the national office in Chicago to lead advocacy efforts and promote funding for major research.

Leaders of the New York City chapter say the consolidation plan would have dissolved the local board, taken the organization’s assets and jeopardized programming that supports caregivers and individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, among other changes.

Read more about CaringKind's journey to an independent organization on the The Wall Street Journal.