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Speaker's Alzheimer's and Dementia Task Force

The Ohio Speaker's Alzheimer's and Dementia Task Force met on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to discuss Alzheimer's education and awareness throughout Ohio. Vince McGrail, CEO and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, was among the community members to present testimony on the subject. McGrail spoke about the tools developed and distributed by the Alzheimer's Association including the 24/7 Helpline and support groups. The task force will have their final meeting on Dec. 5.  Read his full testimony here.

Daytime Columbus appearances

Executive Director and CEO of the Central Ohio Chapter, Vince McGrail along with volunteer and co-chair of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's, Shawn Clark were guest on Good Day Columbus on Aug. 21. Vince joined Director of Marketing Communications, Ginger Brehl and Advocacy and Volunteer Coordinator, Caitlin Purk once again on the show Sept. 13. Missed the shows? Watch the Aug. segment here and the September segment here.

Good Day Marketplace appearances

Walk director, Jill Grosenheider-Rudd and Executive Director and CEO, Vince McGrail shared information about the Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer's and research updates with Shawn Ireland on Good Day Marketplace on Aug. 25. Columbus Walk planning committee co-chairs, Holly Meyer and Shawn Clark joined Walk emcee, Greg Murray on the show once again on Sept. 15. You can watch both segments online.

Local Government honors Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

On Monday, June 19, Columbus City Council issued a resolution to recognize June as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month and June 21, 2017 as The Longest Day.  Councilmember Liz Brown introduced the resolution acknowledging the Alzheimer's Association is committed to meeting the needs of people affected by the disease  through family and clinical support, education, advocacy and research. Thank you to the Council for helping us get one step closer to a world without Alzheimer's.

The Longest Day featured in the Columbus Dispatch
Facts and Figures

 View the full report  Click on the image above to download facts and figure icons to share on your Facebook and/or Twitter pages to help spread awareness about this disease.

PBS Special | Every Minute Counts

Every Minute Counts is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer's disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer's is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. The special is now available to view online.


Early diagnosis beneficial for people with dementia

Read the latest in the Columbus Dispatch regarding the benefits of early detection. Special thanks to Chuck and Mindy Brockman for sharing their story and journey with us all.


Raising awareness

View the recently aired NBC4 special "I want to go home, a journey through Alzheimer," which included stories from local families living with the disease, updates in research and more. The feature also included a live call in helpline, which local experts including staff from the Central Ohio Chapter were available to answer questions. If you were unable to connect during the program you can call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 anytime to connect with us.

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2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures Report

Dependency Might Warrant Tax Break - Columbus Dispatch, Editorial, April 3, 2016
Ending Alzheimer's Requires Team Approach - Columbus Dispatch, Letter to the Editor, April 3, 2016
Few Families Prepared for Cost of Alzheimer's Care - Columbus Dispatch, March 30, 2016
Helping Family Members with Alzheimer's - Good Day Columbus, Fox 28, March 30, 2016




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