Alzheimer's Association

February 2012 Alzheimer's E-News


Connecticut Chapter



Education Conference Registration is now open! 

The 15th Annual Connecticut Statewide Education Conference hosted by the Connecticut Chapter will be held on Tuesday March 27, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT. Join us for this day long event and learn best practices in dementia care and latest research updates.  The keynote speaker for this event is Christopher H. van Dyck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurobiology Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit, Yale University School of Medicine, who will be presenting: New Diagnostic Criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease: What is changing?

Register online for the conference>


Spring Walk to End Alzheimer's! 

Join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ on Saturday May 5th 2012 at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford.  Registration for the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.  With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, and nearly 11 million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now!

When you register for Walk to End Alzheimer's, you're joining an unstoppable force of thousands of people who are standing up to this devastating disease.

Our journey starts now. Join our team:

Register for Walk today>>.



Your voice is needed!

The 2012 Connecticut legislative session began February 8th. Governor Malloy proposes to cut 10% ($290,000.00) from the Alzheimer’s Statewide Respite Program for next year's budget.  Respite is an essential community-based program providing much needed relief for stressed family caregivers allowing individuals with the disease to remain at home with their loved ones. Please contact your state legislators today and ask them to restore funding for this safety-net!

Click here to find your legislators:

Contact for questions or to get involved.


For those struggling with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, it's time to get CONNECTED and FIGHT BACK! 

CONNECTIONS is a project designed to empower families living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia by offering streamlined access to available services, as well as the introduction of Cognitive Training.  The project partners include the New England Cognitive Center, the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter, the North Central Connecticut Aging and Disability Resource Center, Connecticut Community Care, Inc., the Veteran's Administration, Seabury, the Retreat, and the Alzheimer's Resource Center.  The CONNECTIONS Project is made possible by a grant from the Federal Administration on Aging through the Aging Services Division of the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services.

For more information on the CONNECTIONS Project, call 1-800-994-9422 ex. 251.  For more information on Cognitive Training, call (860) 243-6024.   
Learn more about programs that help caregivers here>>. 


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

Our online program and events calendar makes it easy to find a program in your area.  We have added many new programs and events throughout the state.  Additionally, if you are hosting an event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter, you can post your event on our calendar and share it with others.  
View our online calendar>>.


Welcome new Connecticut Chapter staff!

The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter wishes to welcome several new staff members.  Heather Hitchcock, Kristen Cusato, and Kristine Johnson are new Regional Directors in the Program Department and John Proto is the new Database Coordinator/Website Designer.  Their experience and expertise will be an asset to our team!   


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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