Alzheimer’s basics online workshop available in Spanish
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15) and to provide critical information to the Latino community, our Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease workshop is now available in Spanish. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, take our free online workshop and learn the facts.
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Advocate faces the realities of younger-onset Alzheimer’s
Michael Ellenbogen is living with Alzheimer’s and trying to make a difference. Previously a high-level manager in the telecommunications industry, he was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. He is now an Alzheimer’s advocate and a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Advisory Group.
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Report: Alzheimer’s can isolate people with the disease and caregivers
People with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, and their caregivers say the disease often leaves them feeling isolated and apart from family, friends and life’s typical connections, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International’s World Alzheimer Report 2012. The report says that about 25 percent of people with dementia report hiding or concealing their diagnosis due to the stigma surrounding the disease, and 40 percent say they are often excluded from everyday life.
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The White House recognizes people with Alzheimer’s >>
As a longtime supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association®, the Arntz Family Foundation has continued to aid our efforts to raise awareness, advance research and advocate for those affected by the disease. Over the last 15 years, they have donated over $155k to help those most affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. We continue to be very grateful for their exceptional generosity.
Once again, they have stepped up to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The Arntz Family Foundation has agreed to donate $10,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of World Alzheimer’s Month, if you can help us raise this same amount in the month of September. That means that any amount you give in response to this email can be matched, if we haven’t already met the challenge. Your $50 can double to $100, and $100 can double to $200! Anything you give can have twice the impact in our mission to end Alzheimer’s disease.
Today, you can make a difference and help make our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease a reality. Please, donate today and double the strength of the Arntz Family Foundation’s commitment. Stand with them and with us in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.
Please make your tax-deductible donation today.
Fight stigma during World Alzheimer’s Month
September is World Alzheimer’s Month and the Alzheimer’s Association is busy promoting awareness of Alzheimer’s disease across the globe, encouraging constituents and the public to Go Purple. We would like to thank all of the companies and employees that stood up this month in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Often, people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers are a target of stigma caused by fear or confusion surrounding the disease. To change the way we look at Alzheimer’s, understanding the disease – and the challenges it presents – is crucial to creating an open dialogue.
Today, Alzheimer’s Disease International released the World Alzheimer’s Report 2012, which takes a look at stigma and dementia as a significant issue across the globe. The report shares the results of an informal survey and highlights suggestions on how to help reduce stigma. Please share this report with your employees.
Stigma around Alzheimer’s disease can occur anywhere – even in the workplace. Read about one employee’s experience in this story from Leslie Sosebee, retiree health promotion coordinator at The Dow Chemical Company, an AEDA Champion.
Please plan ahead to promote this initiative:
October – Share our new Alzheimer’s Navigator
Balance between work and family is a necessity, and for a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s, it’s especially important. For employees who have expressed challenges caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Navigator can serve as a guide to create a care plan. Navigator asks those facing the disease to answer a series of questions and responds with a customized plan and resources to help with any challenge. Share Alzheimer’s Navigator with your employees using this article.