Maryland State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders from the Virginia I. Jones Commission on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. (pdf)
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Message from Cass Naugle, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
-Vincent Van Gogh
Over the years, I’ve had unique insights in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease as both a caregiver and Association leader. I’ve seen the Greater Maryland Chapter grow from a support group in 1980 to the thriving organization it is today that serves 14,000 Marylanders a year.
As I reflect on the journey that brought us here, I’m reminded of how small actions, done with intention, hard work and kindness, have and will continue to make a huge impact for people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, their families, and future
generations. No matter who you are or how much time or money you have to give, there are so many ways that people make a difference each and every day, from participating in a clinical trial through Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch, volunteering at the local office to signing up as an Alzheimer’s Advocate to stay abreast of policy changes.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the months leading up to and during the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. All the small acts, whether sharing information about Alzheimer’s at your faith-based organization, posting a Walk yard sign in your lawn, or hosting a casual for the cause day at work, push us closer to our goal of a world without Alzheimer’s.
And I want to thank each of you for doing a little big thing to end Alzheimer’s. I’m confident that together we are going to end this devastating disease.