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Welcome!
Welcome to the e-news for the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. In this update, you will find useful information on events, programs and research. We hope you will enjoy this issue!
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In the News
The following section contains articles on various topics relating to Alzheimer's care and support. 

Singer-songwriter Glen Campbell has Alzheimer's (Los Angeles Times) - Legendary country singer, songwriter and guitarist Glen Campbell, 75, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Due to his diagnosis, Campbell called his upcoming album and concerts his farewell from recording and touring.

How Diet and Obesity May be Linked to Alzheimer's (Huffington Post.com) - Research studies highlight the association of weight with increased risk of dementias.
 
Alzheimer's Experts Warn U.S. to Boost Funding (Reuters) - Experts warn that the United States has fallen behind in efforts to meet the growing burden of Alzheimer's and called on U.S. lawmakers to start pushing for more funding and taking greater leadership in the global Alzheimer's fight.

Eat Your Greens: Scottish Scientists Investigate Benefits of Broccoli (sTV mobile) - A team at Dundee University are looking at whether a chemical found in broccoli could help the body battle Alzheimer's.
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Get Answers on the 24/7 Helpline  
The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline - 800-272-3900 - is a resource available to anyone who has a question about memory loss, Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. This line is available all day, every day for questions or concerns about caregiving, programs, resources, support groups and general  inormation. No question is too big or too small. If you are an individual with dementia and have a question, call us. If you a family or professional caregiver and have a question, call us. We are here for you, day and night. Helpline questions can also be sent via email to contact-sewi@alz.org.
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Walk to End Alz

Register for the Walk to End Alzheimer's 

Join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Since 1989, we've mobilized millions of Americans to support our mission. Now, we ask you to register for Walk to End Alzheimer's, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. To register online today, click here

 

For Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising tools, click here. For a listing of "third party events" hosted in the area to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research, click here.

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MIMMemories in the Making

The Alzheimer's Association Memories in the Making program offers creative art expression for individuals with early to middle stage Alzheimer's disease. Through this experience, people with Alzheimer's are often able to reach outside of their dementia and paint a picture that connects them with a past memory. These images become powerful tools that help to reassure family and caregivers that the essence of the individual is still there. The experience also provides professional caregivers and families with an avenue to learn more about the person with dementia. For more information, please visit the Memories in the Making section of our website, or contact Nancy Armitage, Memories in the Making Coordinator at 414-479-8800.
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Education Programs and Support

We are offering numerous education programs, conferences and support groups for caregivers in the next months. For a complete listing of the programs offered in your community, click here for a link to our education calendar. For a listing of caregiver support groups, please click here.
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A State Plan for Alzheimer'sHand in Plan

The Planning Council is partnering with the Helen Bader Foundation and the State of Wisconsin to gather the voices and wisdom of people across Wisconsin including providers, policy makers, academics, practitioners, and families and friends of individuals who have Alzheimer's disease. The goal of the process is to spread knowledge about Alzheimer's, help identify existing services and gaps in Alzheimer's care and inform the State plan. Your feedback, concerns and comments count and we want to hear from you. Want to get involved? For information and to provide your feedback, click here.

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Social Networking Aids Awareness

Tell your friends on social networks that you're part of the fight to end Alzheimer's. Go ahead and "Like" the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter on Facebook or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Everything that you do adds up to more concern and more funds for vital research and support programs.

 

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