The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter Welcomes Local AKA partners

Welcome Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.® The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is proud to announce a new partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and increase education, care and support resources in the African-American community. On Thursday, October 29, the Georgia Chapter celebrated this new partnership with a kickoff event at our … Continue reading The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter Welcomes Local AKA partners

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Veterans Affairs Proposes Changes

Last week Elder Law Attorney Victoria Collier visited with the Programs staff of the Georgia Chapter to give us an update about the proposed changes to the VA benefit that most of us know as "Aid & Attendance." To say that Veteran's benefits are complex is an understatement. We regularly refer families and individuals to those … Continue reading Veterans Affairs Proposes Changes

SAVE THE DATE!

  We just heard last week from Augusta Program Director Beth Williams about some of her inspiration for advocacy.  Well get ready, it's time for us all to make our VOICES heard. This year's Alzheimer's Awareness Day is going to be held at the Georgia State Capitol on Thursday, February 12th. This is a state-wide event … Continue reading SAVE THE DATE!

Doesn’t Medicare Pay for That? Understanding Medicare Coverage for Dementia Care

Callers to our 24/7 Helpline often want to know more about care resources.  In these discussions, counselors frequently hear the question, “Doesn’t Medicare pay for that?”  Much to the dismay of many, the answer is often, “No.”  As families look ahead to planning for how they will pay for a loved one’s care, it’s important … Continue reading Doesn’t Medicare Pay for That? Understanding Medicare Coverage for Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at the GA State Capitol

Last Thursday was windy and cold. In fact, I admit that I ran from the parking lot to Central Presbyterian church because the wind was so shocking. But when I got inside the church doors, it was awash with warmth and excitement. Advocates began arriving shortly after 8 a.m. from all over the state: Albany, … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at the GA State Capitol

Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

In the 2013 Session of the Georgia General Assembly, SB 14—Creating a Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan Task Force, passed with only three negative votes throughout the process. On June 14, the Task Force convened for the first time, and appointed over 70 advisors from across the broad spectrum of stakeholders of Georgians … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

Just One Day a Year—That’s All It Takes…

Often, we feel powerless to control those things in our lives that are most difficult and disruptive.  Alzheimer’s is one of those things. Imagine if by committing just one day  per year, you and your friends and your family and your co-workers could change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s—and realize our vision of a world without … Continue reading Just One Day a Year—That’s All It Takes…

Alzheimer’s can’t wait!

Alzheimer's can't wait! There are as many as 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050.  Every 68 seconds another American gets Alzheimer’s, and as the baby boomers get older those numbers will double. The human cost of Alzheimer's is devastating. Alzheimer's … Continue reading Alzheimer’s can’t wait!

It’s coming – are we ready?

When we become aware that there is a problem looming, we typically assess the problem, think about the options, then put in place a plan to address that problem. Some of us are better at this than others. Right now, thirty-four other states either have an Alzheimer’s State plan or have a study committee or … Continue reading It’s coming – are we ready?

Awareness day is already NEXT month!

One of the most exciting public policy issues to arise relating to Alzheimer’s is happening at the Georgia State Capitol this year.  Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford), pre-filed Senate Bill 14, to create and Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Task Force to create a state Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias plan.  This plan would be similar to … Continue reading Awareness day is already NEXT month!