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Watch WPRI Channel 12's Rhode Show interview of Jake Vinton, who was diagnosed in 2009 with early onset Alzheimer's and his wife, Karen Friend, a local Rhode Island couple dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

 

 

Alzheimer's Luncheon

Rhode Island Hospital and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute is hosting a luncheon on Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders. The session will take place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange Street in Providence in the hotel's South County Room. The program will highlight the Rhode Island Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Registry, provide an overview of a recent clinical trial and research being conducted in Rhode Island and communicate the vast resources available at Rhode Island Hospital for patients and families impacted by Alzheimer's disease and other debilitating memory disorders. Guests will be reimbursed for parking expenses when they use the Rhode Island Convention Center parking garage and enjoy a complimentary buffet lunch.

Reservations are required due to space limitations. If you would like to attend, please reserve your seat by September 15, 2014 by contacting Emily McDaniel at 401-444-6511 or via email at emcdaniel@lifespan.org.

 

Collaboration

The Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter is proud to collaborate with Living Rite Centers. The Centers are grant-funded and coordinate services among Rhode Island communities. The overall goals are improving health, well-being and employment for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and one or more chronic condition while decreasing unnecessary emergency room care and allowing participants to continue to live in the least restrictive environment. Please click here to view the brochure.  For enrollment, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 or the Living Rite Centers in Cranston at 401-228-3960 or www.accesspointri.org or in Woonsocket at 401-229-9700 or www.sevenhills.org.

 

 

 

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month - Know the Facts, Get Involved, Your Brain Matters!

The Alzheimer's Association is launching for the first time ever Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month (ABAM) during June.  Worldwide, there are 44 million people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, in the U.S. there are 5.4 million, and in Rhode Island there are 25, 000 people affected.  Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer's, but everyone can help fight it.

Now is the time to get involved.  Together we can end Alzheimer's. Your local Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter is here to help. We are located at 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, Rhode Island.  For 25 years, the Rhode Island Chapter has been providing important services for families and health professionals.  We are the resource in Rhode Island for information, education programs, training, free services for families, a 24/7 Helpline, 1-800-272-3900, and a website, www.alz.org/ri filled with information.

Share the Facts

• Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic
• Every 67 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease in the United States
• There are 15,500,000 caregivers in the U.S.
• Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death
• Two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women
• Women in their 60’s are 2 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the rest of their life than breast cancer
• Alzheimer’s will cost the nation $214 billion
• There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or treatment to halt the progression.
 
Take Action, Get Involved

• Tell congress to increase funding for research
• Get inspired by joining a committee and be a Champion
• Start a Walk Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 21 in Newport Sept. 28 in Pawtucket
• Visit alz.org.ri

Your brain matters!

• Share your story
• Become an advocate
• Make a donation

How Can you Help? Take Action
Call 1-800-272-3900 or contact Bella Garcia at agarcia@alz.org

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   

 

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