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SAVE THE DATE: March 16 for our Professional Symposium. Loretta Woodward-Veney will be our keynote speaker. Loretta has chronicled family events through journals, photos and videos, seeking to capture every moment. After her beloved mother Doris was diagnosed with dementia in 2006, Loretta began documenting the details of doctor visits — recording people, places and things as a substitute for her mom’s lost memory. Loretta published a book entitled Being My Mom’s Mom based on her experience. On March 16, Loretta will provide her personal perspective on the impact of dementia on relationships and will chronicle her current 11-year journey as her mom’s caregiver and present how forgiveness, patience, preparation and humor all play a role in effectively managing caregiving challenge. Check back at our website for more information and to sign up when registration opens soon. http://bit.ly/2DqBG3I
ATTENTION: The Top Secret Band fundraiser at Dark Horse Tavern tomorrow Jan 13 has been postponed due to the bad weather forecast. Watch for it to be rescheduled in the future.
Welcome, Civista Bank, to #TheLongestDay! TLD Committee Member Beth Willis is taking on her first year as #TLD Team Captain this year! We're excited to see what our next door neighbors have planned for #TLD18! #GoPurple #WhippRoadWarriors
Registration for the Shelby County Walk to End Alzheimer's - 2018 is now open! Register today at alz.org/walk or by calling Maire Reynolds, Walk Coordinator, at 937.610.7006. The end of Alzheimer's starts with you. #ENDALZ #Walk2ENDALZ
In search of plans for your weekend? Look no further! Join us for the Top Secret Band Fundraiser at Dark Horse Tavern Saturday, the 13th. All proceeds will benefit the Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer's 2018 and cover is just $10!
Last year, over 1,000 supporters joined us at the Springfield/Urbana area #Walk2ENDALZ. This year, we hope to welcome over 1,200 constituents to Wittenberg University for the Springfield/Urbana Walk to End Alzheimer's - 2018! Will you be joining us? Register now at alz.org/walk or call Maire Reynolds, Walk Coordinator, at 937-610-7006.
Don't miss our Dementia Education Day, Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 AM - Noon, at the Alzheimer's Association office, 31 W. Whipp Rd., Centerville. From 9 - 10 AM, we will cover the Basics of Dementia, and from 10:30 - Noon we will present Dementia Conversations. When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care. There are continuing education credits for professionals. To register, click below or call 800-272-3900. http://bit.ly/2mg7tfB
Save the date: Dimensions of Dementia Community Forum, March 15, 2018 | All-day Symposium, March 16, 2018 | Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center. Read about one of our keynote speakers Sandy Markwood. For more information about the forum and conference visit our website at https://alz.org/dayton/in_my_community_102592.asp
Thanks to the U.S. Senate for passing the #FamilyCaregiversAct Consistent with the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and to address the needs of all caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act would: 1) Require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategy to address the needs of caregivers, including education and training, long-term services and supports, and financial security. 2) Require the plan to be updated annually. 3) Create a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to provide advice on how the federal government can recognize and support family caregivers.
Registration for the Darke County Walk to End Alzheimer's - 2018 is OPEN! How will you #ENDALZ in 2018? By registering for the #Walk2ENDALZ at alz.org/walk or by calling 800.272.3900!
Board member, TLD Event Chair and Team Captain - this guy does it all! Welcome back for another great year of #TheLongestDay celebrations, Jeff Reid! #TLD18 #GoPurple