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OCTOBER 2011
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The Compassion To Care, The Leadership To Conquer

The Alzheimer's journey is a long one, with many twists and turns. The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter has been here as a strong, passionate, and committed resource for over 25 years and with your support we intend to stay committed until the vision of a world without Alzheimer's is attained.

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  Promise Garden Ceremony

 

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S

 

THANKS TO YOU WE RAISED OVER

 

$700,000

 

in 6 Southeastern Wisconsin Walks 
to fund research and support individuals and families impacted by

Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

 

 It's not too late to join us as we work to end Alzheimer's and dementia!  Help us make that total go even higher by directing your contribution to the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter at 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI.  53414 or Click here to donate on-line.

 

 

Walk to End Alz
 

 

 

 

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Top Stories 
Connect with the latest news on Alzheimer's care, support, and research 
 
A new study uncovers evidence that links the most common form of diabetes to a greater risk for Alzheimer's disease.
  

Alzheimer's Disease on the Radar at the United Nations  (Alzheimer's Association)  

36 million people living with dementia are a powerful mandate for global action. 

 

National Alzheimer's Project Act - Share Your Input (Alzheimer's Association

Get involved and share your experiences and knowledge as America moves forward to create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer's crisis.

 

 

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Join Alzheimer's Champion Mark Metcalf 
for  "From the Start - Consider the Finish"
 
Tuesday, October 11  6:00-8:00 pm
UW-Milwaukee, Engelmann Hall
 

Informative, entertaining, and often humorous describes this unique

stage production that helps families start the conversation about

end-of-life planning.  You won't want to miss this performance

presented by the Milwaukee Public Theatre and Voices Theatre

and championed by the Center on Age & Community and the

Alzheimer's Association. 

 

Free and Open to the Public 

  

click here to register

 

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Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage Month
 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and to provide critical information to the Latino community, we have provided valuable Alzheimer's education resources in Spanish. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's or dementia, take our free online workshop and learn the facts.

 

 
 
 
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Puzzled About Your Financial Future?

The Alzheimer's Association and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute will present a free program on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Brentwood Church of Christ, 6425 N. 60th Street in Milwaukee.  Elder law attorney, Bettie Rodgers, JD, will discuss topics including the basics of legal and financial documents, why they are needed, and the potential benefits of having an attorney.  This complimentary program, which includes dinner, is intended for families caring for a person with dementia.  

Pre-registration is required and must be made by October 17th. To register, contact Gail Morgan at the Alzheimer's Association at 414-479-8800 or email gail.morgan@alz.org

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Alzheimer's Association Early Detection Alliance AEDA logo

 

Alzheimer's disease is becoming one of the greatest medical challenges facing Americans today.  We invite you to join hundreds of companies committed to the Alzheimer's cause and become part of a nationwide network of leaders addressing the Alzheimer's crisis.  Early detection of Alzheimer's is important for your employees as both individuals at risk and as caregivers for family members.

 

Click here to learn more

 

See the growing list of companies that were recently saluted in the Wall Street Journal

for educating their employees about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. 

 

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Events Around Town 

Do you want to support the Alzheimer's Association AND have fun at the same time? Attend one of the upcoming events being hosted by members of the community who share your desire to see a world without Alzheimer's. There are golf outings, barbecues, auctions...you name it! Click here and scroll down to "Third Party Events" for information.  

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Education, Programs, and Support

We are offering numerous education programs, conferences and support groups for caregivers in the next months. To view our education calendar which features a complete listing of the programs offered in your community, click here. For a listing of caregiver support groups, 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. With your help, we can increase awareness about Alzheimer's disease. Click the icons below to start! 

 

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