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AUGUST, 2012
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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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Carole Caine To Host Walk to End Alzheimer's
Milwaukee Event


Carole Caine
96.5 WKLH Morning Show Personality 
Will Emcee October 6th Walk at
Mount Mary College 
 

The Alzheimer's Association proudly welcomes Carole Caine as the celebrity walker and host of the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 6th at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. 

Carole is an iconic voice in Milwaukee morning radio.  For more than 25 years, she and her on-air partner, Dave Luczak, have defined radio in Southeastern Wisconsin as hosts of the Morning 'KLH.

"We are thrilled to have Carole Caine join us to champion our cause at the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Milwaukee," said Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association.  "With Carole's energy at the Walk, we will move closer - one step at a time - to our goal of a world without Alzheimer's disease."
 
Please join Carole at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee on October 6th for the Walk to End Alzheimer's !
Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Walk kicks-off at 10:00 a.m.
 
Register online now - start a team, join a team, sponsor a friend, or be a virtual walker. Every walker who raises $100 in pledges is entitled to a collector's edition "Walk to End Alzheimer's" official t-shirt. 
 
Special Thanks to 96.5 WKLH, for their support of the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's as a Platinum Media Partner.
 
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National Alzheimer's Project Act

Coming up...  Alzheimer's Town Halls

 

 

 

Thursday, August 30 - 4:00 p.m.

Washington Park Senior Center

                       4420 W. Vliet Street

Milwaukee

 

Thursday, September 6 - 4:00 p.m.

Community Bank

1160 Fond du Lac Avenue

Sheboygan Falls

 

 

Everyone is Welcome! The Alzheimer's Association will present two Town Hall meetings coming up soon to listen to your thoughts and concerns about the challenges faced in dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

 

There will also be a panel of experts who will guide your discussion on four main issues that will be addressed by the National Alzheimer's plan.  These issues include research, the stigma associated with Alzheimer's disease, your experiences with the healthcare system, and caregiver support needs.  

 

If you can provide valuable commentary or want more information about any of these issues, we encourage you to attend.

 

For additional information or to become involved as an Alzheimer's advocate, please visit our 

advocacy page.

 

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Today's Courage, Tomorrow's Hope
~Stories from the Alzheimer's Journey ~           
Josie LoMonte and her mother, Bea
   
For 10 long years, Josie LoMonte was a caregiver to her mother, Bea. Many friends and family members didn't quite understand why Josie was so willing to give up so much to provide the one-on-one care that Bea required.
 
This year Josie will be walking in memory of Bea, as the newest member of the Waukesha County Health and Human Services "Forget Me Not" team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
 
Click here to read about Josie's journey with Bea, and how a friendship which didn't exist before, ended up blossoming out of Alzheimer disease.
 
 
 
 
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Hot Stuff Happening Around Waukesha County 

 

Bonnie Blair 

 

Alzheimer's Champion Bonnie Blair Scheduled To Appear 

September 8 at Frame Park 

  

Bonnie Blair, celebrated speedskater and five -time Olympic Gold medalist, is scheduled to participate in the opening ceremonies of the Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 8th at Frame Park in Waukesha. Bonnie is a devoted supporter and Champion of the Alzheimer's Association.  Her mother, who passed away in 2004, had dementia. 

 

She will share the podium with Steve "Homer" True, who will again emcee the festivities. This will be the second year that Bonnie will present the "Blair Cares" award to individuals who have been instrumental in advancing the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.   Register online to attend the Waukesha County Walk - now in its third year. Let's hear it from all of our wonderful supporters in Waukesha County!

 

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Waukesha County Government Hosts 3rd Annual 

"Casual for a Cause" on Monday, August 27 Casual for A Cause

 

We applaud Waukesha County government employees who are pulling out all the stops again this year - by going casual and raising money to support the Walk to End Alzheimer's!

  

Your business can also GET COMFORTABLE and show your commitment to the fight against Alzheimer's disease.  It's Easy!   

  

  • Ask your employer to host a "Casual for a Cause" day.
  • Set a price point for the "Casual for a Cause" stickers to sell to employees  ($1, $3, $5)
  • Promote the day with flyers and emails. Funds raised can be applied to your Walk Team total or donated separately. 
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    Please contact Sara Graves at sgraves1@alz.org or 414-479-8800 for more information, and to obtain stickers. 

     

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     See Us Out and About in Waukesha

    • Stop By Martha Merrell's Books, 231 West Main Street, in Waukesha during normal business hours to pick up Walk to End Alzheimer's information and yard signs.
    • We'll be at Freeman Friday Night Live on August 10, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  Stop by our information table at Martha Merrell's to say Hi, get information, and register your team!
    • Visit us at the Waukesha Farmer's Market in Riverfront Plaza between Broadway and Barstow from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, August 18 and 25th.

     

     

     

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    Walk to End Alzheimer's - Fond du Lac 

    Team Spotlights

     

    The Insider Track - Walk Team Motivators 

    Be inspired as you learn stories from the heart of why people participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

     

    MPTC Walkers - Maryann Huth shares the story of her two aunts, Rosie and Sally, who were enthusiastic walkers before Alzheimer's disease entered their lives.  Click here to read their personal story.

     

    Shirley's Girls - Kathy Hass and her daughter Alisa walk in memory of Kathy's mother Shirley Sperger. Their annual walk is filled with tears and smiles - read about their journeys here.

     

       

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    Volunteers needed for Milwaukee Walk to End Alzheimer's 
     
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    We are looking for volunteers - both individuals and groups - to help with our Walk to End Alzheimer's - Milwaukee County. We need volunteers on both Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th. 
     
    On Friday afternoon we need volunteers to help load up the supplies at the office and unload them at Mount Mary College, as well as a group to come and help assemble Promise Garden flowers. This is a perfect activity for a Scout group. 
     
    On Saturday morning we need people to help in all areas of the walk including registration, food preparation, promise garden, route marshals, and water stop. 
     
    We are also looking for volunteers for Walks in Waukesha, Lake Geneva, West Bend, Sheboygan, Kenosha/Racine, and Fond du Lac. 
     
    Please contact Christina Taddy at 414-479-8800 or ctaddy@alz.org if you would like to volunteer.
     
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    Alzheimer's Navigator Guides You Through The Disease Alzheimer's Navigator image

     

     

    A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia raises many questions for people with the disease and their caregivers. And everyone's situation is different. Alzheimer's Navigator™ is designed to help both individuals with Alzheimer's and caregivers develop a customized action plan of information, support and community resources.

     

    Alzheimer's Navigator, created by the Alzheimer's Association, is an online assessment program that helps persons with dementia and caregivers evaluate their needs, execute and coordinate action steps, and be linked to Association chapter programs, local community services and referrals.

     

    After answering a welcome survey, users will find recommendations for additional in-depth surveys tailored to specific needs. Responses to the recommended surveys help formulate an action plan featuring suggestions, tips and strategies and links to materials and local resources.

     

    Alzheimer's Navigator is designed to work with users as their needs change. Users can take other surveys when needed or even re-take previous surveys, making the personalized action plan a helpful guide through the progression of the disease. People can also create a care team to keep family members, friends, physicians and other interested individuals updated and involved in the care process.

     

    Visit alzheimersnavigator.org for more information and to get started.

     

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     We Need Dedicated Volunteers
    Blowin' in the Wind
    Blowin' in the Wind 
    MIM artist, Diane C.
     For Memories in the Making

    Unique Art Program for Individuals with Alzheimer's 
      
    We're looking for a great group of volunteers to assist with a fantastic art program, Memories in the Making,  for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia.  The program is currently in high demand and needs additional volunteer support.  All training and support is provided by the Alzheimer's Association.  Our next training is scheduled for September.

    We're looking for volunteers who:
    • have a passion or interest in the arts
    • have compassion for older individuals
    • can commit to volunteering two hours on a weekly basis
    Please visit the Memories in the Making website to learn more about the program.  If you would like to volunteer contact Nancy Armitage at 414-479-8800 or narmitage@alz.org for additional information.

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    Vote for the Alzheimer's Association in  Share the Love
    Subaru's "Share the Love" Event
     

    The Alzheimer's Association has been chosen by Subaru of America as one of six charities in the running for one of two remaining spots in its "Share the Love" event, a contest running Aug. 6-26 on Facebook. 

      

    Help us secure a portion of $5 million from this event by voting daily now through August 26.  

      

    CAST YOUR VOTE at sharethelove.subaru.com/facebook

     

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    Tuscan Feast Benefits Alzheimer's Association

    ICC Tuscan Feast
    Chef Henry Piano amazes guests at ICC Tuscan Dinner

    Bill and Maureen Haggerty Warmuth, and 30 of their friends, enjoyed a six-course Italian dinner prepared entirely in the Florentine style by attorney Henry Piano, a gourmet chef and former President of the Italian Community Center.  The Warmuths were the high bidders for this unique evening, which was donated by Piano and the ICC as an auction item for the Association's annual Mardi Gras Gala. 

    Guests dined on a spread that included Florentine chicken breast saltimbocca, manicotti crepes stuffed with ricotta and romano, Roman baked potatoes, Florentine green beans, salad, Tiramisu, biscotti and wine.

    Many thanks to Henry Piano and the ICC for donating this unique culinary experience - and to Bill and Maureen Warmuth for so generously supporting the Alzheimer's Association! 
     
     
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    Tailgate to End Alzheimer's Raises Over $1300 Klements Brat

     

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Fair Park Friends "Tailgate to End Alzheimer's" on July 18.  A great time was had by all, and we were able to raise an amazing $1300 to donate to the Walk to End Alzheimer's. 

     

    Congratulations to Gloria Lezala from Upper Iowa University who won the raffle package - Milwaukee Brewer tickets and complimentary parking.

     

    The Fair Park Friends are still recruiting members to join their Walk to End Alzheimer's team.  Please contact Deborah Klement at 414-479-8800 for more information or to register. 

     

    Special thanks to our vendors who made some very generous product donations - Klement's Sausage, Woodman's Foods, Pick 'n Save on 84th & Bluemound, Pick 'n Save on 18th & National, National Baking Company, Inc., Rupena's Fine Foods, Sam's Club and Sal Butera's Piggly Wiggly.  We couldn't have done this without you!

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    AAIC Fuels Excitement Around Alzheimer's Research r
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    More than 4300 researchers from across the globe met in Vancouver, Canada in July to share the latest in scientific ideas, thoughts and theories around cure and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  
     
    Click here to view photographs and learn about new and innovative advances in Alzheimer's research. The 25th annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference will be held in Boston, July 13-18, 2013.
     
     
     
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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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