Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease!
Your memory often changes as you grow older. But memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging.
Learn the Signs
Coming to terms with the diagnosis requires time. Immediate reactions of denial and fear are normal and may help you and the person diagnosed process the grief you are feeling.
Resources are available to help both you and the person with dementia as the disease progresses.
The Alzheimer's Association provides free care and support services to those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, as well as their caregivers.
The Greater East Ohio Area Chapter serves 17 counties, making care and support available to 60,000 people with Alzheimer's disease in our chapter area (the largest prevalence of individuals with the disease of the seven chapters serving Ohio,) and an additional 250,000 people affected through their role as caregivers.
With offices in Akron, Canton and Youngstown, the Greater East Ohio Area Chapter facilitates the Walk to End Alzheimer's® in 7 communities, The Longest Day®, over 30 monthly caregiver support groups, public education and awareness programs, as well as clinical trial matching and advocacy for policies concerning Alzheimer's disease and caregivers.
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