Caregiver Coping Part 2: Prepare for the Worst

* This is the second installment in a series where we will be discussing some realistic ways that Caregivers can cope with the stresses of care-giving. None of us like to think about the worst case scenario if we don't have to.  In fact, most of us who are caregivers think that the worst case … Continue reading Caregiver Coping Part 2: Prepare for the Worst

Living and Loving with Alzheimer’s Disease: Kim’s Story

Phil and Kim Wilson have been happily married for seven years. Their home in Rome, Georgia is recognizable for its well-tended garden, ablaze with vibrant colors. Kim's children live nearby along with her grandchildren - 3 boys: Mason, Oliver and Dexter. Phil and Kim have a close-knit family and a wide circle of friends and colleagues, … Continue reading Living and Loving with Alzheimer’s Disease: Kim’s Story

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month!

  Have you heard?June is Alzheimer's &Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer's Association is asking people across the world to take the Purple Pledge and join the international conversation about Alzheimer's disease. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer's, the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. … Continue reading June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month!

The Longest Day: June 21st

On June 21, from sunrise to sunset, teams across the world will put their passion to good work raising funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.  Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day is about people doing what they love to honor the strength, heart and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease.   The … Continue reading The Longest Day: June 21st

A Passion for Purple

  Often times I am asked why I work for the Alzheimer’s Association. My rationale for taking a step out of managed healthcare and into the non-profit world comes down to one word: passion. All of us thrive in environments where we not only have the skill set, but also the passion to get the … Continue reading A Passion for Purple

“Getting It” about Getting Social!

Today, I'd like to take just a moment to talk about the importance of social media with regards to what we do here at the Alzheimer's Association. I'm sure by now you've all seen something about the Ice Bucket Challenge - on your Facebook pages, YouTube, favorite morning TV show, a blog site - somewhere. And … Continue reading “Getting It” about Getting Social!

15th Annual James A. Kaufmann Golf Tournament

This year marks the 15th year that the James A. Kaufmann Golf Tournament has been raising awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter.  The event was started in 1999 by Dr. Bobby and Pam Kaufmann honoring his father, beloved Atlanta physician, Dr. James A. Kaufmann who passed away in April of 2002 from … Continue reading 15th Annual James A. Kaufmann Golf Tournament

WALK Season is here!

Dear Readers, Each year, you probably hear about it: The WALK to END Alzheimer's. Several years ago this event was called The Memory Walk. But, we felt like that might not be getting the message across quite right. We aren't just walking because Alzheimer's exists, we are walking because Alzheimer's should NOT exist. We are walking … Continue reading WALK Season is here!

The Next Generation in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s!

When she was a young child, Esha Sunthankar realized that her grandmother, Kalan, was not the same person that she used to be. Esha didn't get to see her grandmother often, since she lived in India, but Esha still realized that things were changing. Her grandmother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. "It was hard … Continue reading The Next Generation in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s!

The G-8 Dementia Summit

Earlier this month the Alzheimer's Association President and CEO, Harry Johns, participate in the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit hosted by the United Kindom where world leaders acknowledged that the Alzheimer’s and dementia crisis cannot be ignored. All of the G8 countries committed to the goal of identifying disease-modifying therapies or a cure for dementia by 2025, similar to the … Continue reading The G-8 Dementia Summit