Advocacy NewsMarch 30, 2016: "My name is Sheila Dooley and this is my husband Jim. Many of you may remember us taking part in Advocacy Day last year. Last February my husband stood where I am today and shared his personal journey with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Since last year, Jim’s disease has progressed, and while he is very much the same man I married over 9 years ago, public speaking and organizing his thoughts has become more challenging.
Since last year I have watched my husband struggle with sleep disturbances, mood changes and being able to find the right words while conversing, which causes increased anxiety and frustration. As Jim’s core care partner, this has been very challenging for me: emotionally, physically, and financially. I left my job at the University of Vermont in 2012 when I noticed that my husband was starting to have problems with his appointments and his work. These days I feel more like a health care administrator than a spouse- juggling appointments, caregiver schedules, support groups, and social events. How does a single person manage this disease?" Click here to continue.
Marshalls supports the Alzheimer's Association with in-store fundraising program - March 2016From March 6-19, Marshalls customers nationwide will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and our efforts to advance Alzheimer's-related care, support and research. The Association thanks Marshalls for its support of our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease. Click here to find the closest Marshalls to you and show your support for the Alzheimer's Association.
2016 Camel's Hump Challenge canceled - March 2016Spring-like temps: 1 Snow: 0
Spring-like temps have forced the cancellation of the 2016 Camel's Hump Challenge on March 13th. Almost $9,000 has been raised so far. Our goal was $30,000. We may not make be able to ski the Challenge but can we meet the challenge? All donations fund the free local programs, education and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association to any Vermonter affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Make a donation here.