Two of our heroes here at the Georgia Chapter, are Dan and his wife Denise. Denise was diagnosed with dementia at the young age of 56, about 3 1/2 years ago. Since then, their lives have changed dramatically. Inspired to use their voices about this terrible disease, both Dan and Denise have become Champions and Advocates … Continue reading Dan’s Caregiver Video Blog
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
Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! I would like to sincerely thank the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter volunteers! I’ve had the pleasure of serving as the Volunteer and Outreach Manager for Metro Atlanta for more than 5 years. During that time, I’ve met volunteers from all walks of life. Undeniably, my favorite part of my job … Continue reading Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!
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
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!
As a Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, I’m most often confronted with families facing Alzheimer’s disease in its middle stages when there is a moderate change in a loved one’s abilities and questions arise regarding how to manage care. As we at the Alzheimer’s Association strive to reach families earlier in their diagnosis to … Continue reading Diagnosis…Hero!
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
Sylvia and Saralyn are two of the wonderful volunteers who frequent the Atlanta regional office. They almost always volunteer together and if you didn't know any better, you'd think that they were lifelong friends! Sylvia and Saralyn actually met at an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Education Class several years ago. The women bonded as former caregivers to … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Sylvia & Saralyn – Our Dynamic Duo!
VOLUNTEERS WANTED: The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter is seeking volunteers for the program, A Time to Talk. This is a peer telephone support program assisting persons with early stage dementia and caregivers. Calls are provided twice a month to participants who can benefit by receiving emotional support, coping strategies, or just a listening ear … Continue reading VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
This month's volunteer spotlight is on Steve Presser, one of our longest-running volunteers here in the Atlanta office. Steve has been volunteering with the Association since around 2005. He first came to us as an intern when he was completing his MSW at UGA. Steve became interested in the Alzheimer's Association after a very close … Continue reading September Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Presser