Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter August E-Newsletter


Connecticut Chapter

Walk to End Alzheimer's is just a few weeks away!  

Join the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter for our upcoming fall Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 1st and 2nd in the following locations:

October 1st:

  • Enfield: Enfield Town Green
  • Waterford: Harkness Memorial State Park

October 2nd: 

  • Hartford: Bushnell Park
  • New Haven: Lighthouse Point Park 
  • Norwalk: Calf Pasture Beach. 

Registration for the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.

Join the movement to reclaim the future for millions.  Start a team today. 

Register your team today >>.

Research Highlights from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Over 5000 researchers from around the world participated in the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Paris in July. Breaking studies captured global media attention as the world's leading experts explored innovative ways to further Alzheimer's research.    Our Research Center contains the latest news releases, science and progress, and information about our Alzheimer's Association TrialmatchÔ Program. 

View the latest research studies here>>


National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA)-Your input is needed! 

On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, after it was unanimously passed in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. As a result of NAPA, there will be a national strategic plan to address the rapidly escalating Alzheimer’s disease crisis through research, care, institutional services and home-and community-based programs. 

To ensure that the perspectives and views of individuals with Alzheimer’s, their families and their caregivers are heard in the process of creating a national Alzheimer’s plan, we are soliciting your input. Let us know what you want included in the Alzheimer’s Association public input report. For more information, contact Laurie Julian, Director of Public Policy, 

Looking for a program or event in your area?  Check out our new calendar! 

The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter recently launched a new central calendar on our website.  View the latest programs and events in your region, and if you are hosting an event to benefit our Chapter, you can upload your information right on the website to help promote it. 

See our calendar of events here >>. 

Individuals with Younger-Onset Alzheimer's and Caregivers Needed!  

The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter is looking for individuals with Younger-Onset Alzheimer's (age 65 and younger) and their caregivers to share their story for awareness raising activities throughout the year.  Please contact Christy Kovel, Senior Director of Communications by email at if you are interested in participating. 


Gifts in Unexpected Places

When we think of contributing to those organizations that mean the most to us, we typically think of giving cash. We don’t even realize that there are many ways to support the good work of the Alzheimer’s Association without using current income or appreciated assets. 

Life insurance - it’s simple to make the Alzheimer’s Association the owner and/or beneficiary of the policy. If the Association is the owner of the policy, you may be able to receive a charitable deduction for the cash surrender value and reduce the amount of your taxable estate. 

Retirement plans - giving through retirement plans is simple and requires only a change of beneficiary. 

Payable On Death (POD) accounts - let you name a beneficiary of almost any financial account: savings, checking, certificates of deposit, credit union savings, etc. You simply indicate that your deposit will be “payable on death” to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

 If you are interested in exploring any of these simple ways to support the Alzheimer’s Association, please contact Howard Bloom, Director of Development at 860-828-2828 or by email at  

September is World Alzheimer's Month!

During the month of September, the Alzheimer's Association is observing the inaugural World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM). On September 21, Alzheimer’s Action Day (AAD), the Association is asking people to wear purple and to take action in the fight of Alzheimer’s.  Share your photos and experiences on our Chapter Facebook page and help us raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.  

Learn about World Alzheimer's Month >>


The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer 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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Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Phone: 860.828.2828
Fax: 860.571.8613

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