Celebrating the Success of the Year

 

The Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter is grateful to our many donors, advocates and friends who made this past year such a success. The numbers of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia continue to rise and we are always striving to create innovative programs to meet the growing needs of our constituents. A summary of our accomplishments in the past year is featured in our annual report. Click here to read it, it can also be found on our website at www.alz.org/ct

  

 

 

CLICK HERE To Take a brief survey. Family caregivers and service providers – let us know how we can better serve you. Your input will help us develop local programs and services. Families rely on the resources offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, which is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care support and research.Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!
 

Alzheimer's and dementia state task force 

The Connecticut Chapter crafted and shepherded legislation in the 2013 legislative session to create a Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  It was the first year for  introduction and successfully passed with the championship of sixty seven co-sponsors and signed into law by Governor Malloy in June.

An Alzheimer’s Association national initiative, Connecticut joins eleven other states, including the District of Columbia in developing a State Alzheimer’s Plan. Thirty-one states have published a plan, and Connecticut is currently developing recommendations to address the escalating crisis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

The 23-member task force of key agencies and community stakeholders convened in September to prepare findings and recommendations on ways to improve early detection, better coordinate health care services, set training requirements for health care providers and other professionals, services for early-stage and younger onset, and support to family caregivers. 

 

A report with recommendations is due out in January 2014 that will be shared on our website.  For more information, contact Laurie Julian, Director of Public Policy at ljulian@alz.org 

 

 

2014 Save the Date!

We are proud to share our Save the Date Information for 2014! We continue to add programs and events throughout the year, so be sure to visit our website at alz.org/ct to get the latest information.

 

 

Thank You Walkers!

The 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s season was a record breaking year, thanks to you!  More than 6500 individuals participated in the 6 walks across Connecticut and raised more than 1 million  dollars for care, support and research programs.  This event would not be possible without our sponsors, volunteers, advocates and friends.  Thank you for sharing our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s!  See you in 2014!  


Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch®

 

Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch®, a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. Our continuously updated database of 130+ Alzheimer's clinical trials includes both pharmacological (drug) and non-pharmacological (non-drug) studies being conducted at nearly 500 trial sites across the country.

Through clinical trials, researchers test new ways to detect, treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia. People with Alzheimer's, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all needed today to participate in Alzheimer's and dementia research. Recruiting and retaining clinical trial participants is now the greatest obstacle, other than funding, to developing the next generation of Alzheimer's treatments.

When you join a clinical trial, you have an opportunity to participate in vital research that could change the course of this disease and improve the lives of all those it affects. Your participation in clinical trials gives us optimism for today and promise for the future.

For more information about Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch® call 800-272-3900

 

 

 

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