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Feature Stories

Read about Hoosiers providing support and education to the thousands of Indiana families affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Share Your Story: Dan Bateman, MD
“It is important not to lose sight of the person and their family when someone develops a brain disorder,” said Dr. Bateman, one of 53 Indiana physicians and researchers attending the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) on July 16-20, 2017. Read about Dr. Bateman’s work in Indiana and why the conference is important to him and the industry.

Share Your Story: Ashley Chamberlain
Meet Ashley Chamberlain, whose father, Roger, died in 2016 after being diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s at age 57. Learn more about how Roger’s legacy lives on in the lives of Ashley and her 4-year-old son, Cooper.

Share Your Story: Art Wachholz
Meet Art Wachholz, vice chair for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Board of Directors, whose wife Heather was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s at age 53. Read more about the couple’s love of baseball, and how Art will honor Heather by throwing out the first pitch of the Indianapolis Indians game on June 21 for The Longest Day.

Share Your Story: Katy Riley
Meet Katy Riley, an Alzheimer’s Association Community Representative and caregiver for her father, Jack. Learn more about how Katy credits the support of her family and the Association in helping her make the journey with her father.

Share Your Story: Judy Hasselkus
Meet Judy Hasselkus, who became a chief advocate on her father’s caregiving team when he was diagnosed with dementia in 2013. Read more about the lessons Judy’s father has taught her throughout her life, and how he continues to teach her every day despite his dementia.

Would you like to share your personal story or journey with Alzheimer's disease? Contact in.communication@alz.org to speak with us about opportunities!


Ask the Helpline Blog

Our Information & Referral Manager answers common questions asked on our Helpline, 800.272.3900. Have a question of your own? Call 800.272.3900 or email Kristen Jenkins at kjenkins@alz.org.

Dementia Conditions
"I read somewhere that the Alzheimer’s Association works with things that are not Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? And, if so, what other conditions can we ask for help with from the Association?"

New Care Consultation
"A few months ago, you mentioned that there were new areas receiving social services through the Alzheimer's Association. What services are being added, and where are they?"

Clinical Studies
"My grandparents both had Alzheimer’s disease, and it was so sad to see how my mom struggled with their care. How can I get involved in research so that we can find a cure to this awful disease?"

The Nine Rs in Alzheimer's Care
“I often find myself overwhelmed while helping my mom take care of my dad. I never really know how to react to situations because I don’t know a lot about the disease. Whenever I try to help, my dad gets very upset and it causes a big issue for my mom. What can I do to be more helpful?” Read our post for tips on care planning.

Planning for an Autopsy
"Our father is in the last stage of Alzheimer’s disease. My mother would like for him to have an autopsy completed when he dies. How do we get this started?"


Chapter Newsletters

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter newsletter will be discontinued as of June 2017. To stay up-to-date on upcoming fundraising events, education programs and volunteer opportunities, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter and follow our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. View our printed newsletter in digital format below.

2017 Spring Newsletter

2016 Fall Newsletter

2016 Spring Newsletter

These newsletters are provided in Adobe PDF files. You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to download the files.


Chapter Media Releases

June 19, 2017    Alzheimer's Association Hires Chapter Executive
June 1, 2017    June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month 
May 17, 2017    Education Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Held June 2 
March 30, 2017    Alzheimer's Association to Award Early Investigators Research Scholarship 
March 23, 2017    Alzheimer’s Association and Bankers Life Unite
in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s
March 8, 2017    Alzheimer's Association Executive Director to Retire 
March 7, 2017    New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Growing Cost and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nation’s Families and Economy 
Feb. 2, 2017   African-Americans are Twice as Likely to have Alzheimer's Disease or Another Dementia than Whites

Dec. 16, 2016   Alzheimer's Association Awards Grant to Indiana University Scientist for Research Critical to Understanding Alzheimer's


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