Monday, December 23, 2013

Share a Story on Our New Facebook Tab!

We've just added a new tab on Facebook that makes it easy for you to share with us!   Drop by and read a few memories our friends have added, and consider adding one yourself! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Holidays from the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter.

The holidays are a wonderful time of year.  It is a time we spend with family and find support from the ones we love.  It is a time to enjoy the many gifts we have in our lives. 

Every day, the Alzheimer’s Association provides gifts to the clients and caregivers we serve.  We provide gifts of support, education and hope year round to thousands of Central Ohio families.  For those of you who have benefited from our 24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900, Education Series, and Support Groups, you understand what a true gift these services are.  The staff at the Alzheimer’s Association feel blessed to be able to provide these gifts to our community.

During this holiday season we are asking you to consider three things:

Please make a year-end contribution. Give a gift that allows us to keep on giving.

Refer our good work to others so that we can continue to provide these gifts to the growing number of families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Give us the gift of your time and talent.  Whether it is for an event or clinical program, volunteering is a great way to share your gifts.

Every gift helps accelerate the discovery of a cure, connect individuals to clinical trials, and provide support groups and education.  Every gift raises the level of awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in Central Ohio.  Your gift gives someone you know or love a reason to hope. Your gift gives someone you know or love a reason to hope.  To give today, call us at (614) 457-6003

From everyone at the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, happy holidays and thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November marks the 30th anniversary whereby President Reagan declared November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.  A significant month for certain, November is also National Family Caregivers Month.

There has been substantial progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s, but with more than 5 million American’s living with this disease which has no prevention, cure or even a solution to slow its progression, Alzheimer's Disease is still a disease that needs a strong fight.  It needs all of us — those touched by the disease, and those yet untouched — to push for a cure.

Last year, the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio assisted families more than 16,000 times.  Further, we estimate that our supportive efforts are needed by three times that number, by our neighbors living in central Ohio.

As importantly, for every person suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related dementia disease, there is one or more caregivers.  Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia assume heartbreaking responsibilities, coupled with personal and financial challenges.

I see these brave families every day.  I see their hope, determination and selflessness. I ask all of you to join us this month, National Caregivers Month, to “take a moment and thank a caregiver.”  Tell them they are not alone.  Also, share our resources with them.  Our 24/7 Helpline is staffed by professionals ready to offer compassion and support. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to use it by calling 1.800.272.3900.

Let us recognize these unsung heros of the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic.