Abuse Later In Life – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

Abuse Later In Life – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

CSA Journal

In order to increase awareness, the CSA Journal, Abuse Later in Life, is available for free on our website at www.csa.us/page/CSAJournal

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers


June 15

Today represents the one day of the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering of older adults.

Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.

Facts About Elder Abuse From The World Health Organization

  • 1 in 6 older adults worldwide have been abused in the past year.
  • As many as 2 out of 3 people with dementia have been abused.
  • Victims of elder abuse were twice as likely to die compared to older people who did not report abuse.
  • The United States spends $5.3 billion each year in medical costs from violent injuries to older people.

Click here to view the complete Elder Abuse Infographic.

THIS WEEKEND: $25,000 Matching Gift Challenge – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

THIS WEEKEND: $25,000 Matching Gift Challenge – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

The Longest Day® is all about love, and so is this invitation from a family foundation with a deep connection to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Inspired by people around the world who are participating in activities they love to raise funds and awareness to fight Alzheimer’s disease, this family foundation has pledged to give $25,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association if we can raise that same amount. When you make a gift this weekend, your donation can be matched — up to a total of $25,000 — to fund critical care, support and research.
This matching gift challenge is your opportunity to make a gift that can have TWICE the impact to help the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the 15 million who care for them. In recognition of The Longest Day, your tax-deductible donation of $35 can become $70, a gift of $60 can become $120, or your especially generous gift of $120 can become $240.
Any amount you give right now can go twice as far to help advance innovative research projects and provide critical care and support services. But please don’t delay. Donate now while your gift can be matched to bring us closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

ACT NOW: Your gift counts 2x in honor of The Longest Day – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

ACT NOW: Your gift counts 2x in honor of The Longest Day – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

The Longest Day® is all about love, and so is this invitation from a family foundation with a deep connection to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Inspired by people around the world who are participating in activities they love to raise funds and awareness to fight Alzheimer’s disease, this family foundation has pledged to give $25,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association if we can raise that same amount. When you make a gift, your donation can be matched — up to a total of $25,000 — to fund critical care, support and research.
This matching gift challenge is your opportunity to make a gift that can have TWICE the impact to help the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the 15 million who care for them. In recognition of The Longest Day, your tax-deductible donation of $35 can become $70, a gift of $60 can become $120, or your especially generous gift of $120 can become $240.
Any amount you give right now can go twice as far to help advance innovative research projects and provide critical care and support services. But please don’t delay. Donate now while your gift can be matched to bring us closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Picture perfect for The Longest Day – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

Picture perfect for The Longest Day – Alzheimer’s Association – Optimum Senior Care – Chicago In Home Caregivers

The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s. On the summer solstice, teams from all across Illinois are participating in activities that they love in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. In this article, we feature one of our Longest Day participants, Tara Grey.

Picture Perfect for The Longest Day

The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s. On the summer solstice, teams from all across Illinois are participating in activities that they love in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. In this article, we feature one of our Longest Day participants, Tara Grey.

“I recall the first time I realized my maternal grandmother had the disease,” photographer and mother of four, Tara Gray said. “She kept hiding money from herself and could never find it.”

While misplacing objects seem commonplace, Tara knew her grandmother had drastically shifted. Often times, Alzheimer’s disease not only results in memory loss, but also behavioral changes as well – resulting in the rapid decline of a person’s livelihood.

“She suffered with the disease for many years,” Tara said. “It affected her to the very last breath she took.” Watching Alzheimer’s take effect on her grandmother’s health, Tara knew she couldn’t sit idly by.

“Getting involved by raising funds and awareness became so important to me because I saw how it affected my grandmother,” Tara said. “I wanted to help support an end to this disease and honor her.”

Keeping true to her word, Tara decided to participate in The Longest Day by invoking her own passion in the process.

“I am a photographer, so I decided to offer a special event called “Go Purple” for individuals and families who take photos with me in support of The Longest Day,” Tara said. “A portion of the proceeds will go directly to my team. I am also doing large group photos of people dressed in purple to support The Longest Day in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Brain and Awareness Month.”

But it takes more than one. Tara encourages others to make an effort and participate in The Longest Day as well.

“Others should participate to help raise more awareness,” Tara said. “If we all get involved, we could hopefully place more focus on medical options to prolong the timeline of the disease and eventually find a cure.”

Join The Longest Day – Team up with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Select an activity you love, and plan your event on or around The Longest Day.