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In This Issue - March 2014

“I Have Alzheimer’s” website shows people with the disease they are not alone
Join a movement of women
Chapter partners with film festival
Spend June 21st doing what you love, in honor of those you love
Learn how to take care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease

Let us be your direct link to help with Alzheimer’s
When you have a question about Alzheimer’s disease or what to do in caring for a loved one with the disease, please call or email us:
800.272.3900
cleveland-helpline@alz.org

Quick Link: Upcoming educational classes for caregivers

 

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“I Have Alzheimer’s” website shows people with the disease they are not alone

The Alzheimer’s Association recently launched “I Have Alzheimer’s Disease,” a new 23-page section of alz.org. This robust site offers information and tools to empower a growing group of individuals living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s or another dementia to live their best life for as long as possible.
“The Association obtained input from people living in the early stage of the disease, including members of our Early Stage Advisory Group. We found that individuals in this stage need to do more than learn about the disease. They want to know how others have handled receiving a diagnosis and what they are doing to lead a fulfilling life,” said Monica Moreno, director, early stage initiatives, Alzheimer’s Association. “These Web pages are designed to do exactly that and more.”
The sentiment underlying I Have Alzheimer’s is simple: “You are not alone.” The Web section provides information and insights from real people living with the disease to help their peers move past the feeling of isolation and on to planning, preparing and receiving support.
“There’s a lot of information to digest after diagnosis. Some aspects can be difficult and we encourage users to take their time and learn at their own pace,” Moreno said. “As changes occur, new questions will come up. And we’re here to answer them.”
To learn more, visit I Have Alzheimer’s at www.alz.org/IHaveAlz.

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Join a movement of women

Every 67 seconds, a brain develops Alzheimer's, and two thirds of them belong to women. Wipe Out Alzheimer’s is a grassroots, social action campaign to mobilize a movement of women to get educated, get engaged, get empowered and wipe out Alzheimer’s.
In partnership with A Woman’s Nation, the Alzheimer’s Association and a global community of empowered women, the challenge will enlist women to take “The Pledge,” help raise funds to research women’s brains and challenge other organizations to make women’s brain research a priority. The challenge was informed and inspired by The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's.
Learn more and take the pledge here:
http://wipeoutalzheimers.org/share.html

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Chapter partners with film festival

We are pleased to be a community partner of the Cleveland International Film Festival once again. We will have an information table at the screening of “Still Dreaming,” a documentary about the Lillian Booth Actor’s Home, a community for retired Broadway entertainers and their families in New York City. This wistful, honest, and frequently hilarious documentary follows two up-and-coming theater directors as they work to stage a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with residents of the facility.
Show times: Tuesday, March 24 at 11:45 am; Wednesday, March 25 at 11:50 am; Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 pm at the Hanna Theater. Visit www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2015/still-dreaming.

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Spend June 21st doing what you love, in honor of those you love

The Longest Day is a unique team fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association. On Sunday, June 21, 2015 (the summer solstice and the longest day of the year), teams across the globe join together to honor those facing Alzheimer’s disease with passion, endurance and love. From sunrise to sunset, teams participate by doing what they love, trying something new or selecting an activity that honors a friend or family member.

In 2014, teams across the country raised an incredible $2 million. Over 1,000 teams took part in physical activities like running, biking, fishing, sailing and dancing or hobbies such as bridge, baking and reading, to honor family members by doing some of their favorite things. In the past two years, Cleveland area teams have done such things as hosting a volleyball tournament, a silent auction, and a kayak trip.


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Learn how to take care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia Care Training classes are free!
 
Dementia Care Training is a FREE program for both family and professional caregivers who provide care to those with dementia-related diseases. This program provides an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, teaches effective communication techniques, gives ideas on how to engage those with cognitive problems, and provides strategies for managing challenging behavior. Four social work CEUs are available. Class takes place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please plan to bring a brown bag lunch. Register by calling 800.272.3900.

Upcoming dates for Dementia Care Training

April 16, 2015

Lake County Council on Aging
8520 East Avenue, Mentor

May 19, 2015
Lorain County Office on Aging
320 North Gateway Boulevard - 2nd Floor, Elyria

June 16, 2015
Alzheimer’s Association (Beachwood Office)
23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122

To register, please visit this link

Find a Support Group

Support groups are an open gathering of people with common issues, needs and interests who come together to share their thoughts and experiences to better cope with and manage the challenges of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Association support groups are available throughout the United States.

Find a support group anywhere in the country.

Our Helpline is here for you 24/7

Call (800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call us toll-free anytime day or night at 1.800.272.3900.

Our 24/7 Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. Highly trained and knowledgeable staff can help you with:

  • Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Medications and other treatment options
  • General information about aging and brain health
  • Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals
  • Legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions

Our 24/7 Helpline also features:

  • Confidential care consultation that can help with decision-making, provide support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face every day
  • Help in a caller's preferred language using our translation service that features more than 200 languages and dialects
  • Referrals to local community programs, services and ongoing support

Find more caregiving tips online here!


 

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