Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Paint the Night Purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness!

Join us on November 7th for the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association’s Annual Gala as we Paint the Night Purple to raise funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Check out what this year’s Gala has to offer:
  • Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres and a lavish dinner buffet
  • Dessert buffet and coffee bar
  • Special 2014 Ralph and Billie Hazelbaker Award Recipient Joanie Johnson
  • Live Auction Trips and Glitz:
    • Hilton Head Sea Pine vacation home
    • Summer fun at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah
    • Experience Cape Cod
    • Gorgeous 14ct white gold necklace with a 10ct oval shaped smokey quarts rimmed in diamonds.
    • Treasure-filled Silent Auction
Purple is the new black this year, so wear your favorite Alzheimer's gear! Call to reserve your tickets today at (614) 457-6003! Click for more information, or contact Suzy Rudolph at srudolph@alz.org.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It’s the Simple Things: 10 Family Activities for Those Facing Alzheimer’s

There are many ways to engage and socialize with loved ones battling Alzheimer’s and dementia. Check out 10 fun and simple activities that could have a great impact on the health and happiness of your loved ones.
  1. Read aloud. Read a favorite book aloud and talk about parts you like.
  2. String beads. Crafting can be very relaxing, especially with just a few steps in the process.
  3. Bake cookies. From mixing ingredients and eating the dough to waiting for the delicious result, this can be a great family bonding time.
  4. Scrapbook. Going through old and recent photographs is a really great way to bring up conversation and use a little creativity by collaging.
  5. Plant seeds for indoor or outdoor plants. Planting seeds in small pots to be placed around the house, or at the doorstep is an easy activity that shows progress week after week.
  6. Fold laundry. This is a simple task that can be a great sense of accomplishment during the day.
  7. Play with a pup. Animals are a great way to bring some fun cuddles into the day. Having a friend visit with their adorable dog is a great way to share in experiences.
  8. Have a picnic. You don’t have to go far, just take lunch outside. Enjoy the beautiful day with a little music and split a sandwich.
  9. Write a letter to a friend or family member. This can be a great way to talk about memories and future plans your loved one has with friends and family members.
  10. Feed the ducks. Take any chance to get out of the house and see something new or familiar. A loaf of bread and an afternoon at the park is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.
For more information about Alzheimer’s and dementia and how you can help empower those living with these disorders, please visit us here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer's - This Saturday!


Walk to End Alzheimer’s (or run a 5K) this Saturday, September 20 at Huntington Park! Join us and Columbus in the fight against this devastating disease by registering yourself, family and friends to walk or join in the Ohio Health 5K.

If you’re uncertain about walking or running, you can still get involved by volunteering at the walk! Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, water stops, promise garden, the T-shirt tent and so much more. Visit our Volunteers Page for more information!

Event Information
Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Date: September 20, 2014
Location: Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, OH 43215
Time of Events:
  • 5K Run: Arrive at 7 AM; run begins 8 AM
  • Ceremony: 9 AM
  • Walk: Arrive at 8 AM; walk begins at 9:15 AM

A special thank-you to Barbasol and Pure Silk for sponsoring the
Walk to End Alzheimer's!
BarbasolPure Silk



Friday, September 12, 2014

It Takes Just 1% to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Just 20 minutes of exercise a day can reduce the risk and slow the progression of developing Alzheimer’s - 1% of your day, that’s it! Listed below are the amazing benefits of light to moderate exercise like walking, bicycling, gardening, tai chi, or yoga everyday.



1.    Improve cardiovascular health: Exercise lets more oxygen into the blood stream. Impaired blood flow is a critical affliction of deteriorating brain health.

2.    Help physical function:  Strengthen muscles and bones, enhance body confidence, feel a sense of accomplishment and improve coordination to reduce risk of falls and maintain independence longer.

3.    Promote cognition: Studies show that physical activity may improve memory, slow down mental decline and reduce brain cell loss.

4.    Restful sleep: Alzheimer’s upsets the “internal body clock” and makes it difficult for those with the disease to separate dreams from reality. Physical activity can help for a more restful sleep at night.

5.    Enhance social interaction: Opportunities to engage in exercise with social interaction is shown to reduce feelings of isolation and helps maintain brain vitality.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Difference a Day Can Make

World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21. Alzheimer’s organizations across the globe combine efforts to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Ending Alzheimer’s starts with one voice – yours. Please take the day to acknowledge the struggle that more than 5 million Americans face. Read more about 5 ways you can honor World Alzheimer’s Day:

·      Wear that you care: Sell “Casual for a Cause” stickers for $5 to coworkers and dress down to help fund Alzheimer’s research and support services.
·      Feed the need: Get together with friends and family for “Dinner to Make a Difference” and ask them to donate what they would have spent on a night out to help aid those living with the debilitating disease.
·      Every moment counts: Every 67 seconds a person dies from Alzheimer’s. Mark a moment of silence in the workplace, church or at home.
·      Common bond: One of the most important ways to improve Alzheimer’s symptoms is social interaction. Be a part of the network by joining or starting a team for a Walk to End Alzheimer’s near you.
·      Lend a hand: Volunteer at an event or a caregiving facility and learn more about both the patients and caregivers facing Alzheimer’s everyday.



Any effort given is another day closer to ending Alzheimer’s. Share with us on Facebook what you plan on doing for World Alzheimer’s Day! Find out more about Alzheimer’s at ALZ.org today.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Support Circleville’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join us this Saturday for Circleville’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 5K Run to End Alzheimer’s and a Kids Fun Run! This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy a Saturday morning supporting those suffering with Alzheimer’s. Funds raised help further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Register today!

Event Information
Circleville Walk to End Alzheimer's
Date: August 16, 2014
Location: Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park Circleville, OH 43113
Route Length: 1.2 mile walk, 5K run

Monday, August 11, 2014

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars to join the Alzheimer’s Association on November 7th for a night full of food, fun and entertainment! Click here for more information.