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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: Jill Mahony
Jill Mahony, a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, love of traveling is because of her mother Joanne, who lived with Alzheimer's disease. Read how Jill celebrates her memory during the month of May. 

Share Your Story: Anna Whiteman
Anna Whiteman became a chief advocate on her mother’s caregiving team after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2006. Read more about how Anna finds the balance between meeting her mother's needs and her own.

Share Your Story: Sabrina Wilds
Sabrina Wilds, an Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator, lost her mother to Alzheimer's disease. Read more about how Sabrina moved through her grief and how she honors her mother today.

Share Your Story: Mark Peters
Mark became a caregiver for his mother after she was diagnosed with the disease in 2009. Read more about Mark’s special relationship with his mother, who died in May 2016.

Share Your Story: Joe and Julie Hammond
In 2016, Julie Hammond was unable to participate in the Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer's because it coincided with her son's final football game of the season. Knowing how important it was to Julie to participate in the Walk in honor of her mother, who is living with Alzheimer's, Julie's husband Joe decided to surprise his wife by bringing the Walk to her instead.

The Longest Day: Dree Munns
“Everything my dad does is perfect – he’s a perfectionist,” said Dree Munns of New Palestine. “He bowls, golfs and gardens. He’s bowled six or seven 300 games, and just a few years ago Dad got a hole in one!” Read how Dree started a bowling tournament for The Longest Day to honor her father who is living with Lewy body 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.

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

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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