From the Director
Many of you - our families, friends, volunteers and supporters - participated in our recent Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in eight locations during September and October. Across our walks, we experienced heat and humidity, cold and wind gusts and even a constant rainfall, but all walks went on! Thank you for your determination and commitment. Thank you to all who participated in some way to help us raise the vitally needed funds to support our dual mission of advancing research and providing local support and services. Read about our terrific results, and make a note about the additional fund raisers in 2013 to keep our efforts going. We must raise funds locally to continue our community services, and to support our national research initiatives in this relentless battle against Alzheimer’s disease! |
I hope you also will mark your calendar for our informative and comprehensive education programs, including our largest education event of the year, the annual Spring Symposium in March. Information about many education offerings is announced in this newsletter and regularly updated on our chapter website. We have a new social program for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s in Fort Worth; we are expanding our successful REACH program to Parker and Johnson Counties, and artwork from out Memories in the Making program will be exhibited throughout the month of February. Information about these and other chapter services can be found in this newsletter. You also can read about how you can help advance our mission in Texas and nationally by becoming an advocate. I hope you will take that step to help!
If you are currently dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, I can’t urge you enough to contact us, attend an education program, find a support group, visit our website or send us an email with your questions. In some way please take advantage of what we have available to help you. You do not need to face Alzheimer’s disease alone. We have dedicated staff, including professional counselors, case workers, educators and others working daily to be the source of information, education and support you may need. Start by calling the Alzheimer’s Association, day or night, at 1-800-272-3900 to see how we can help.
In this holiday season and in the new year, my wish is that you experience a great abundance of peace and joy.
Chapter Print Newsletter
Our chapter newsletter is published four times per year and is provided on-line in PDF format. If you would like to receive the newsletter by US Postal mail, please call 1.800.272.3900 for more information. If you would prefer to receive an electronic version, please click here for more information.
Our most recent newsletters (PDF version) are available below (these are large files and will take time to download).
(for earlier issues, contact the webmaster)
Learn more about the Texas State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease, the Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium and the need for continued funding from the state legislature.
Voices of Alzheimer's Disease Report
The Voices of Alzheimer's Disease Report is now available (this is a large file and may take time to download). This report summarizes issues voiced by those living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about these issues, click here.
Alzhiemer's in the News
The Alzheimer's Association National Office, located in Chicago, helps keep the nation and the world informed about new breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research and study. Formost for current news about scientific research, visit the website at www.alz.org
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