Alzheimer's Association
 

Connecticut Chapter
 

Thank you for Walking to End Alzheimer's!

 

Our Spring Walk to End Alzheimer's held on May 5th was a huge success! Thank you to the hundreds of donors, walkers, and volunteers who participated and continue to raise funds for care, support and research programs.

Our Fall Walk Committees have been dliligently working to increase team recruitment efforts and this year we have exciting new early registration incentives. Visit our The End of Alzheimer's Starts with you. Start a team to walk today!

 

Local Researcher Awarded Grant

Congratulations to Min Wang, PhD. Research Scientist at Yale University School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology who was recently awarded a grant from the Alzheimer's Association to study receptor interactions in the aging brain (prefrontal cortex). 

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's disease research. Since awarding its first grants in 1982, the Association has grown into the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research, awarding more than $292 million to over 2,000 best-of-field grant proposals.
 

 

Why we do what we do: Walk to End Alzheimer's Makes a Difference 

Sue Noonan believes her own efforts go a long way in helping those with Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother Adeline Pastina was diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease 17 years ago at age 60. Since that time,Sue has become very involved with the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. She is a member of the Spring Walk Committee and a dedicated Chapter volunteer in our Northwest region, willing to help with any project from office support to fundraising. Sue believes that “the cure starts with me” and wants to do whatever it takes to end Alzheimer’s.

 

 

New Online Caregiver Center Launches

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide caregivers with information and support, we've launched a new online Caregiver Center. This resource brings our caregiving information and tools together into one easy-to-navigate site featuring new and expanded information on early, late, and middle-stage caregiving and other topics.


 

Working Mothers Juggle Even More with Aging Parents

Millions of women spend countless hours caring for others. More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care valued at $210 billion for persons with Alzheimer's and other dementias. At the Alzheimer's Association we're interested in how we can help provide resources to those caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Tell us how we can help you as a caregiver and working mother by taking our survey. 


 

Looking for an educational program or fundraiser in your area? Check out our calendar!

View the lastest programs and events in your region on our central calendar.  Go to www.alz.org/ct and click on the "calendar" link on the left side of the home page.  If you are hosting an event to benefit our Chapter, you can upload your information right on the website to help promote it. 
 

     

 

 
                                                                                

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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