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

Financial advisor aims to support clients in all aspects of life
Meet Ryan Thomas, an Edward Jones financial advisor who has made it his mission to support his clients through all aspects in planning for the future. Read how his grandmother's diagnosis has inspired him to raise awareness and form a team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Share Your Story: Lata Krishnan
Meet Lata Krishnan, a clinical professor of speech, language and hearing sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and captain of the Ruth Steer Lafayette Walk to End Alzheimer’s team. Read more about how Lata’s clinical background helps her in her role as a volunteer Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator (AACE) for the Greater Indiana Chapter and when communicating with her mother, Amma, who has mild cognitive impairment.

Twin sisters choose to find joy despite mother’s diagnosis
Meet Beth Cizewski, a caregiver for her mother living with Alzheimer’s, and a member of one of the largest 2017 Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer's teams. Read more about the support Beth receives from her fellow teammates and her how she and her twin sister find joy in each day spent with their mother.

Kokomo Walk to End Alzheimer’s team uses crafts to fundraise
After her husband, Ron, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago, Kokomo, Ind., resident Jan Warner made it her mission to rise to the challenge of Alzheimer’s. Read more about how Jan is utilizing her crafting skills to meet her $4,000 fundraising goal for her 2017 Kokomo Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, “Ron’s Team.”

Share Your Story: Katie Pickard
Katie Pickard, an Elkhart, Ind., resident and 2017 Michiana Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee member, has been a caregiver for her father since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015. Read more about Katie and her recommendations for others who are also caring for parents with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Share Your Story: Francisca Scibor
At the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Lake County, Francisca Scibor’s “Team Piña” raised $2,840, earning her the Rookie Fundraising Award. This year, Francisca hopes to repeat last year’s success in honor of her mother, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about Francisca and how her mother inspires her to continue the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Staff Q & A: Natalie Sutton
Natalie Sutton is Chapter Executive for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, and has been with the Association since June 2017. She oversees strategic initiatives for care, support and research in 73 Indiana counties. Read about her background and experiences with Alzheimer’s disease and what she hopes to accomplish during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Share Your Story: Mary Tarbell
Meet Mary Tarbell, an Indianapolis resident and member of the 2017-2018 Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Advisory Group, a national committee whose members work to increase early-stage services, improve physician and public education and advocate for increased funding for research and support programs.

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.

Adult Day Centers
"My wife has trouble staying on her own while I am at work during the week. Are there any places that people with Alzheimer’s disease can go during business hours?"

Worrying about Wandering
"Our grandmother has started disappearing for periods of time while we’re out running errands, and we are getting worried that soon, she’ll be hard to find again. We’ve followed your advice on ways to protect her while she’s at home, but what can we do when we’re out in the community, or when we travel for the holidays?"

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.

 

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

Aug. 8, 2017    People in Early Stage of Alzheimer's Disease Make Their Voices Heard 
     
Aug. 3, 2017    Alzheimer's Association Early Investigators Research Award Given to Four Indiana Students 
     
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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