Alzheimer’s disease – April – Financial Literacy Month

April – Financial Literacy Month

Being financially sound is important to everyone, but the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can make planning for the future more crucial than ever. During the month of April, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging those caring for others affected by the disease to take advantage of the educational resources relating to financial matters developed to assist them in decision making. Please take a moment to share this multi-faceted article with your employees which highlights an e-learning course, a brochure and helpful information from our website’s Caregiver Center. These tools are all designed to aid them in the financial planning associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care.

March – The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Facts and Figures report released

March – The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Facts and Figures report released

In March, the Alzheimer’s Association will release our annual Facts and Figures publication, representing the most-up-to-date information around Alzheimer’s and revealing the burden Alzheimer’s places on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system. We’ll provide you with tools surrounding the findings in the report, including a stock article to share with your employees and the report itself.

Alzheimer’s Association – February – Recognizing Black History Month and the African- American Caregiver

February – Recognizing Black History Month and the African- American Caregiver

During the month of February, the Alzheimer’s Association asks for your help in recognizing Black History Month. African-Americans are twice as likely as their Caucasian counterparts to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is far reaching, affecting both the individual and their caregivers – which is most often family and friends. There are more than 15 million caregivers nationwide and many put the needs of their loved ones with Alzheimer’s before their own. African-Americans in the United States have higher rates of vascular disease and according to a growing body of evidence, risk factors for vascular disease – including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – may also be risk factors for Alzheimer’s and stroke-related dementia. Therefore, as a caregiver, managing one’s own health is extremely important. Please share this article with your employees, featuring a link to many tools, including a helpful brochure.

On The Longest Day®, it’s time to make a difference. -Alzheimer’s Association

On The Longest Day®, it’s time to make a difference.

For most of us, time passes all too quickly. Minutes, hours, days fly by in a flash – with little opportunity to slow down and savor the moment. On Friday, June 21, the Alzheimer’s Association® invites you to join us and take one day to make a difference.

One day to send a message: I will not give up. I will not back down. I will defeat Alzheimer’s. One day to tell those facing the disease: You are not alone.

Register now for The Longest Day 2013, a sunrise-to-sunset event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Together with your team, do what you love on the longest day of the year to help end Alzheimer’s.

You can swim, run, ride or walk. Organize a tennis, soccer, basketball or volleyball tournament. Are you an art aficionado? Plan a day of painting and pottery. A game enthusiast? Put your mind to the test with a round of bridge or trivia. Gather friends and family from your town, across the country or around the world and spend the day making a difference. More activity ideas.

For each hour of participation, we ask that you raise $100 for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. In total, your team should raise a minimum of $1,600 for the approximate 16 hours of daylight on The Longest Day. Our coaching staff are ready to assist you with tips and best practices to ensure you reach your goal. Fundraising tips.

For people facing Alzheimer’s disease, this challenge is every day. For you, it’s just one. Sign up now to show that you’re in it until Alzheimer’s is finished.

Clinical trials help power Alzheimer’s disease research progress

Clinical trials help power Alzheimer’s disease research progress

Through clinical trials, researchers test new ways to detect, treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch® is a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials.
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