Local (and some National) News Highlights
November 27, 2013
KY/IN Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Hits $1 Million Fundraising Mark
The Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has hit the $1 million Walk fundraising mark for the first time in its history.
-- The Lane Report
November 19, 2013
Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's
Holiday joy can be mixed with stress for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease.
November 11, 2013
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness this month
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, and we kicked it off once again with a 5K walk/run on Nov. 2 at the Center for Health Education and Research to raise awareness and support for the Alzheimer’s Association.
-- The Morehead News
October 21, 2013
Memory Cafés For Dementia Patients Gain Ground
A growing number of communities are creating places for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia (and their caregivers) to socialize and share a meal.
-- NPR WBUR
October 21, 2013
Share Your Alzheimer's Caregiver Story
Do you think you have an Alzheimer’s story worth sharing? Inspirational leaders at Chicken Soup for the Soul and the Alzheimer’s Association have teamed up to create a very special book that includes ‘Stories of Caregiving, Coping and Compassion’ for those suffering—or those that have a loved one suffering—from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. The submission deadline is October 23, so there is no time to waste!
October 15, 2013
Fraternity fundraiser Bike4Alz to continue in 2014
The fight to end Alzheimer’s disease has been a long, difficult road, but since 2010, several members of WKU’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity have proven they will travel almost any distance to find a cure.
September 18, 2013
Sharing Pa's Story
WKU employee fundraises for Alzheimer's cure.
September 15, 2013
Alzheimer's walk is Saturday
The Walk’s purpose isn’t just to raise money but it is also to raise awareness of the disease.
-- Evansville Courier & Press
September 15, 2013
Walk designed to raise money for research
For the past three years, Janet Stephens has been on a mission to help eradicate Alzheimer’s disease. The local Walk to End Alzheimer’s helps put Stephen’s passion into motion.
-- The Daily News
September 10, 2013
Alzheimer's disease doesn't stop Hodgenville man
This is the Hornbacks’ second year participating in the Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Elizabethtown. Last year, Paul was awarded for raising the most money of any individual, about $800. Sarah was another top individual fundraiser.
-- The News-Enterprise
September 9, 2013
Chicago man walks through Richmond on way to Atlanta in battle against Alzheimer’s
That’s a long way to walk, but Glass thinks the trek is worth it, especially if he can raise $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association and talk to people about the disease along the way.
-- The Richmond Register
August 30, 2013
Louisville walks to end Alzheimer’s in one of 12 similar events held in Kentucky this fall
Louisville-area residents will raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support programs in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, Sept. 7, at Waterfront Park on the Ohio River.
August 21, 2013
Kentucky gains its second Memory Café for Louisville-area Alzheimer’s sufferers
A person struggling with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may find it difficult to maintain the same level of socialization they once knew, but a second Kentucky venue offers people with memory loss and their caregivers a comfortable, engaging place to laugh, learn and remain socially engaged.
August 19, 2013
The 5 Most Controversial Decisions Alzheimer's Caregivers Will Ever Face
This article provides guidance regarding several tough decisions that Alzheimer's caregivers face...
-- Huffington Post
August 4, 2013
Community Challenge | Join local Walk to End Alzheimer's
Please join Veronica and the 3,000 other walkers at the Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Waterfront Park.
July 31, 2013
Walk bolsters research, awareness
Through fundraising walks such as the Purchase Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s, officials hope donations and awareness can draw a larger spotlight to a disease that kills nearly one in three seniors.
-- Paducah Sun
July 20, 2013
5 keys to preventing Alzheimer's disease
No one yet knows how many cases of Alzheimer's can be prevented by healthier living. But without treatments to change the course of the disease, researchers believe prevention may be key to avoiding its memory and quality of life challenges.
-- USA Today
July 15, 2013
Drugs, scans and genes: An Alzheimer's research conference
Thousands of researchers are converging in Boston to fight Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
July 11, 2013
It is an entire village, where every single resident has severe dementia.
July 5, 2013
Brain health | Seeking ways to protect your memory
It's a thought that crosses many middle-aged minds when a word is forgotten or a set of keys misplaced: Is this a fluke, or the first sign of dementia?
July 5, 2013
Shocking statistics about Alzheimer’s disease
As a volunteer for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for several years and chair of the 2013 Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Sept. 7 at Waterfront Park), I’ve become familiar with many of the statistics demonstrating the dramatic growth projections for the disease, particularly in Kentucky. But as I joined Teri Shirk, executive director of the chapter, this week at a meeting with a prospective corporate partner for the Louisville Walk, I heard a couple of new statistics that shocked me:
-- In The Prime Courier-journal.com
July 1, 2013
South Central Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Brad Cannon on WBKO Midday Live discussing the South Central Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
June 28, 2013
Service locates Alzheimer's clinical studies
TrialMatch has a database of more than 130 Alzheimer’s clinical trials, including both pharmacological (drug) and non-pharmacological studies being conducted at almost 500 trial sites across the country.
June 27, 2013
Radio personality seeks support in Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Traci Mason, an employee of Hopkinsville’s WHOP radio station, urged people to fight back against the disease by supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Christian County Justice Center.
June 26, 2013
Registration now open
Three months left for teams to raise walk funds.
June 25, 2013
Alzheimer’s walk planning under way
Registration is open for teams and individuals to participate in the 2013 Ashland Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
June 15, 2013
Blondes take on Brunettes in powder-puff game at Trinity H.S.
Ladies take to the gridiron for the Alzheimer's Association in the 3rd Annual Blondes vs Brunettes powder-puff football game.
June 10, 2013
Recruiting begins for charity walk to fight Alzheimer's disease
Registration has begun for the 2013 Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s, with the goal of raising more than $300,000 to pay for dementia research and vital support services.
June 6, 2013
Samuel L Jackson auctions day out with fan for Alzheimer's charity
Samuel Jackson has launched a campaign on Prizeo to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Jackson has offered several enticing prizes to fans who make donations, including lunch with a fan at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, as well as tickets to a gala dinner for only a $3 (£1.90) donation.