Fall Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. At a Walk event, you can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and the support programs and services offered by the Connecticut Chapter. You will also have unique opportunities to get involved with the cause through advocacy initiatives and clinical trial enrollment. Join the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter at one of our 5 Walks happening in September:

September 21st-New London

September 22nd-Hartford

September 29th Enfield, New Haven and Norwalk

Register for Walk today>>>

Connecticut is on the Map State Plan Legislation Passed

This year the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association championed the successful passage of a bill that establishes a task force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  Comprised of Alzheimer’s experts and policymakers, as well as family and professional caregivers from across the state, the task force will meet over the course of the year to develop a statewide plan for addressing and responding to Connecticut’s Alzheimer’s crisis.

The Connecticut legislature acknowledged the growing numbers of residents impacted by the disease, passing the bill unanimously, with 67 co-sponsors. And on June 18, 2013 Governor Malloy signed the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Task Force into law!

28 states have published a State Plan and Connecticut will now join 14 other states (including DC) that are in the process of developing a State Plan.

Alzheimer's Navigator™ guides you through the disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia raises many questions for people. And everyone’s situation is different.  Alzheimer’s Navigator™ is designed to help both individuals with Alzheimer’s and caregivers develop a customized action plan of information, support and community resources.

Alzheimer’s Navigator, created by the Alzheimer’s Association, is an online assessment program that helps persons with dementia and caregivers evaluate their needs, execute and coordinate action steps, and be linked to Association chapter programs, local community services and referrals.

After answering a welcome survey, users will find recommendations for additional in-depth surveys tailored to specific needs. Responses to the recommended surveys help formulate an action plan featuring suggestions, tips and strategies and links to materials and local resources. Visit alzheimersnavigator.org to get started

Standard Oil Partners with the Alzheimer's Association!

Standard Oil recently launched The Purple Truck in support of the Alzheimer's Association. The enormous purple truck is part of a campaign to build awareness and encourage community involvement in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Standard Oil delivered with a $1,500 donation to the Southport Racquet Club’s Alzheimer’s fundraising event. Additionally, the organization is going to be a statewide sponsor in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Standard Oil employees attended lunch and learn education sessions on the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease and the purple truck will have literature and resources during deliveries and at events.

Look for the purple truck at an event near you this summer and fall. 


Local Research

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's disease research and funds research grants nationwide. Sara Gregory, PhD is the principal investigator at Hartford Hospital in a research study being conducted examining the effects of exercise training on brain structure and function. She was interested in this area of research stating, "I found it to be a very interesting topic, particularly for those who are at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease". This study is funded by the Alzheimer's Association new Investigator's Research Grant program. Participants are being sought for this study who are able to attend testing visits and receive supervised exercise training. For more information, please contact Greg at 860-545-1507 or Amanda at 860-545-3454.

 

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