Encourage Legislative Action at Public Alzheimer's DiscussionJoin us for a public forum on Monday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Aboite Library in Fort Wayne to discuss the legislation and public policy that impacts caregivers, research and diagnosis issues. Representatives from Senator Joe Donnelly’s office, and Senator Dan Coats’ office will be attending. The meeting will be facilitated by Jana Powell, Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador to the Indiana 3rd Congressional District, and Michael Sullivan, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Reservations are required and based on availability. To RSVP, please call the Alzheimer’s Association 24-hour Helpline at 800.272.3900. Please provide your name, email address and the number of people attending.
Family caregivers and professionals are invited to attend the Fall Caregiver Symposium on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn IPFW, in Fort Wayne. Come for a day of support and education about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias with presentations and resources from experts in the field. CEUs and respite care for loved ones (limited space; reserve by Nov. 7) are available. To register and for further information, click here.
Chocolate SundayTickets are still available for the Alzheimer’s Association’s 23rd annual Chocolate Sunday, on Nov. 16, at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Attendees will enjoy chocolate delicacies, gourmet brunch and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, all to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year's Chocolate Sunday introduces a new VIP reception with limited availability. For more information, click here.
Early Investigators Scholarship Program
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is accepting submissions for research projects in Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias for its Early Investigators Scholarship Program. This program encourages, recognizes and awards promising researchers pursuing projects in basic biomedical, patient-oriented, caregiver, social-behavioral, or any other dementia related study. The scholarship award is open to students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral programs in Indiana academic institutions. Congratulations to Lauren Myers, a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Indianapolis, who was the inaugural recipient of the 2014 Early Investigators Scholarship Program. Lauren was presented with a check in the amount of $2,500 and her work was recognized at the Alzheimer’s Association Education Conference on April 25, 2014.
Meet Me at IMA, the Indianapolis Museum of Art program offers participants the opportunity to engage visually with art. During the tour, participants will view and discuss four to five pieces of art in a group conversation. The next program will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
Make Me at IMA, persons with dementia will have the opportunity to create works of art and express their creativity. For upcoming dates, please call 800.272.3900.
Musical Moments, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra program offers participants the opportunity to engage through music. For upcoming programs, please call 800.272.3900.
Care partners are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information about these programs and to register, visit http://alz.org/indiana/earlystage or call 800.272.3900. Registration is required to attend all early-stage programs.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias
Congratulations to our Voice of a Caregiver writer, Molly Godby! She is an author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias, comprised of essays, stories and poems from people living with Alzheimer's or another dementia, caregivers and affected friends and family members.
To purchase a copy of the book, call 800.272.3900.