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March 2014 


NEW! Weekly Alzheimer’s Association E-News from the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
We are excited to let you know about a change in our chapter's e-newsletter. Beginning March 19, the updated format will include the most up-to-date information from both our national organization and our chapterThese weekly 'alzheimer's & dementia e-news' will replace the two monthly e-news you currently receive from our chapter - Chapter Updates during the first week of the month and Caring for the Caregiver later in the month

You will receive this updated e-news each Wednesday, and it will showcase only 6 top stories:
  • Top 3 things you need to know about national initiativesthe latest advances in Alzheimer's care, treatments, and research as well as upcoming nation-wide events.
  • Top 3 things you need to know about what is happening in our chapterprograms, support groups, services, and events in your community as well as ways you can get involved.
Here is a preview of the e-news:

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We want to thank you for being an e-news subscriber and a supporter of our chapter. To prevent mailbox filters from deleting your Alzheimer's Association email communications, please add to your address book. Each e-news will also include a link to e-news archivesThere will be an opportunity to change your email preferences at the bottom of each e-news if you choose. 

Do you have questions about e-news?


Michigan Alzheimer's Advocacy Day
Michigan Capitol purpleThursday, March 27, 2014
State Capitol | Downtown Lansing | Speakers' Library, 2nd Floor

At the Michigan Alzheimer's Advocacy Day you will be empowered to share your story with your State Representative and Senator and ask for their support through state policies which will assist families faced with this devastating disease. 

The Advocacy Day Agenda includes the following activities:

8:30 – 9:30 AM | Legislative Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast while chatting with your Senator and Representative about how you have been affected by Alzheimer's disease and the importance of the Alzheimer's Association in achieving a world without Alzheimer's disease. 

9:30 -10:00 AM | Advocacy 101: How to be a Powerful Voice: Hear a presentation about how you can turn your story and personal experiences into a moving experience that can influence public policy and help others faced with Alzheimer's.

10:00 – 11:00 AM | Visit your Representative and Senator: We will schedule a visit for you with your State Senator and Representative. This is a great time to ask thank them for their previous support of the Alzheimer's Association and ask for their continued support. 

11:00 – 11:30 AM | Tribute Presentation: Tributes will be presented by state legislators to 1-2 outstanding groups or partners that are making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. 

11:30 AM | Complete your evaluation form

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Luncheon: Join the Young Professional Alzheimer's Advocates of Lansing for a free luncheon, sponsored by Fraser Trebilcock.  Lunch will be held in the Boji Tower across from the Capitol Building on the 22nd floor.

Register Now for Advocacy Day

Registration closes on March 14 to allow time to schedule meetings.

Do you have questions about Advocacy Day?


The Longest Day ! June 21, 2014
TLD Facebook ProfileWhat is The Longest Day?
  • On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity. 
  • Held on the summer solstice, June 21, 2014, this event calls on participants to raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Register your team today at

Do you have questions about The Longest Day?


2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's
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Which 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's will you be participating in?

Ann Arbor | Brighton | Chelsea Area | Jackson (New Date TBD)
Kalamazoo | Lansing (New Date Announced) | Ludington
Lenawee County (Adrian) | Monroe County | Muskegon | 
St. Joseph

Walk - Register Now
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Congratulations to our first 2014 Platinum Sponsor of the Lansing Walk to End Alzheimer's!
Independence Village 100w65h

Do yo
u have questions about Walk to End Alzheimer's?


Michigan Income Tax Checkoff
Tax clockThere is still time to Michigan Tax Checkoffcheckoff your support of the Alzheimer's Association on Tax Form 4642.  For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit our website.  
"Like" our Tax Checkoff Facebook page and invite your friends and family.  


Education, Support and Online Resources
Community Education Programs:  Locate an education program in your community and learn about the 10 warning signs; the difference between memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's; and how to have difficult conversations about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Caregiver Support Groups:  
Locate a support group in your community to get support from others who understand what you are going through

Online Resources:


Chapter Supporters
Our chapter truly appreciates the amazing generosity of these chapter supporters!

Hospice of Michigan 400w    Learn more about our Chapter Sponsor's 
    specialized palliative services at

CoSozo Radio Network and Boomers Rock    Learn more about our Chapter Media Partner


 Upcoming Events
2014 Purple CalendarMarch 27 |  Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Lansing
April 7-9  |  Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C.
April 15  |  Tax Day!  Checkoff your support on Tax Form 4642
June  |  Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
June 21  |  The Longest Day - Do what you love to help end Alzheimer's!
July 12-17  |  Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Denmark
July 14  |  Alzheimer's Association Annual Golf Outing
August-September  |  Walk to End Alzheimer's 


Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 
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