Alzheimer's Association

April 2012 E-Newsletter


Connecticut Chapter


Spring Walk to End Alzheimer's May 5, 2012

Join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ in just a few weeks 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 over 15 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.

Register for Walk here >>.


Best Wishes to Patricia Clark, Executive Director!

The Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter announced that Patricia Clark, Executive Director, will be leaving her position effective April 27, 2012 to assume a new position with the Mason-Wright Foundation. Clark has been the Executive Director of the Chapter since 2007. "Under Trish's leadership, the Connecticut Chapter strengthened services to the community, raised the profile of the organization within the state, advanced its public policy initiatives, and enhanced its fundraising capability" stated Patricia Gibbs, Board Chair. The Board is pleased to announce that Joan Quinn, RN, MSN, FAAN has agreed to fulfill the Executive Director responsibilities on an interim basis until a permanent Executive Director is identified.  Joan, CEO of Quinn Consulting, has an extensive professional background in the health and long term care industry, including Executive Director, UnitedHealth Group, Evercare and Senior Vice-President of Health Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield.   


Clinical Research Symposium at New Haven Lawn Club

Join the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter and Yale School of Medicine for a program: Progress in Alzheimer's Disease-New Hope, New Challenges on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the New Haven Lawn Club. This program will provide a timely update on new diagnostic guidelines and the potential integration of novel biomarkers in clinical practice.  Current treatment strategies for Alzheimer's disease will be discussed, including those for behavioral and psychological symptoms.  For more information and to register please contact Yale CME at 203-485-4578 or visit the website here to register.  



Education Conference Handouts now online!

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent 15th annual Education Conference! Special thanks to our conference committtee, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who made the event a huge success! Handouts from the sessions are now avaiable on the Connecticut Chapter website. We look forward to seeing you next year! 

Congratulations to Wendy DeLucca, New Haven Walk Captain who won the Ipod Touch for her early Walk team registration

Get the handouts from the educational sessions here >>.






Please Call Governor Malloy Today!

Governor Malloy proposes to cut $229,000.00 in funding from the Alzheimer’s Statewide Respite Program in the FY ’13 budget. Respite care is a community-based safety-net, and has successfully served thousands of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia while providing much needed relief for stressed family caregivers.


Please call the Governor today, and ask him to restore Alzheimer’s Statewide Respite Care funding. Every call counts-1-800-406-1527





ALZConnected connects caregivers, people living with Alzheimer's 

When facing Alzheimer’s disease, it helps to connect with others who relate to your experiences. ALZConnected (, powered by the Alzheimer’s Association, is a new online social networking community where people with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and others affected by the disease can share questions and form new connections.

On ALZConnected, you don’t have to explain what it means to live with Alzheimer’s. The other users know, and are willing to offer their advice and solutions to common challenges. We’ll help you to form “connections” with other users, matching you based on common criteria. Tap into a diverse community via our message boards, or create a private group organized around a specific topic.

Visit today to join a community of support for those facing Alzheimer’s.
Check out AlzConnected >>.




Promise Garden Donor Spotlight

Moira McCormick is a member of the New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee. Moira's mom, Thail, has been a big inspiration to her and is currently battling Alzheimer's disease. Moira worked with her employer, Hamden Health Care Center, and encouraged them to support the Walk efforts. Hamden Health Care Center was the first statewide Promise Garden sponsor last year and we applaud their commitment to the cause!

Pictured from left to right is Linda Odaynik and Moira McCormick.


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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