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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.