On behalf of United Way of Tri-County and all of our programs, we'd like to thank you for joining us for second annual United Way 5K! We had a wonderful morning with all of you and we raised a lot of money to support mental health, hunger relief, and early literacy in our community. Thank you for your support and we will see you all next year!
Dear Tushar, Dedicated caregivers are on the front lines of the fight against Alzheimer's disease, caring for friends and family both day and night. When you join us in honoring caregivers by making a contribution today, you'll receive a special lapel pin as a thank-you in time for National Family Caregivers Month. Your Alzheimer's Association lapel pin will be our gift to thank you for your donation of $25 or more. Your support shows you stand in solidarity with the more than 15 million Americans who care for those living with Alzheimer's.
It isn't easy providing care for someone living with Alzheimer's. November is National Family Caregivers Month, and it's our chance to show these amazing individuals we are grateful for all that they do. To receive your lapel pin, please make your generous donation today. Your gift in recognition of caregivers furthers our mission to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. I hope you'll wear your Alzheimer's Association lapel pin with pride. Thank you for caring about caregivers.
Your donation will strengthen our efforts to advance Alzheimer's care, support and research. From face-to-face support to online education programs and promising global research initiatives, your gift makes a difference in the lives of all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias in your community and across the world. Thank you for your continued support.
Man living with early-onset Alzheimer's speaks up to fight the disease
Alzheimer's disease is why Phil Gutis, 57, a former New York Times reporter, is leaving his job in January. Alzheimer's is the reason Gutis, an Alzheimer's Association National Early-Stage Advisor, says he faces depression about losing his cognitive skills. The disease is also the reason Gutis speaks about his experience at Association events.
Association toolkit helps physicians develop care plans for people living with cognitive impairment
Under new Medicare reimbursement rules, cognitive and functional assessments and care planning for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairment are covered. The Alzheimer's Association has created a toolkit for physicians with materials on assessing older adults' functioning, the severity of their condition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, their safety at home and in outside settings, and the kind and extent of available caregiving support.
Participating in clinical trials could help lead to potential treatments
Every Alzheimer's and related dementia clinical trial gives researchers invaluable information that may eventually lead to answers on how to treat the disease. Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch® is a free, easy-to-use matching service that connects individuals living with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.