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Greater Indiana Chapter 800-272-3900 :

Greater Indiana Chapter 800-272-3900 Serving 73 counties across the state of Indiana, working to help the estimated 120,000 Hoosiers living with Alzheimer’s disease…

Introduction:

Introduction Personal Story

Mission :

Mission People + Science 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.

Vision:

Vision A world without Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia:

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Alzheimer’s ( AHLZ-high- merz ) disease destroys brain cells Affects Memory Learning Judgments Communication Basic daily activities Dementia = umbrella term Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia

Facts and Figures:

Facts and Figures 6 th leading cause of death in the U.S . 5.4 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s Over 15 Million Caregivers: - 70 % Women Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds Baby boomers are entering the age of greatest risk Affects 1 out of 8 over 65; 1 out of 2 over 85

Indiana:

Indiana An estimated 120,000 Hoosiers have the disease Increase of 20% since 2000 326,151 unpaid caregivers

24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900:

24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900 Greater Indiana Chapter receives 6,000 calls annually 250,000 calls nationwide Masters-level social workers and trained consultants take calls 24/7 E motional support, care-planning information and referral 170 different languages

Care Consultation and Support Groups:

Care Consultation and Support Groups 15,000 caregivers and people in the early stage of the disease attend Indiana support groups 80 support group facilitators provide education at 65 support groups throughout the state One-on-one care consultations with a Masters-level social worker at no cost Consultations offered by phone, e-mail and in-person

Education:

Education Program Offerings: Know the 10 Signs The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease Living with Alzheimer's: -For People with Alzheimer's -For Caregivers -Early, Middle and Late Stages Early-Stage Social Programs Semi-Annual Caregiver Conferences

Research:

Research World's largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's disease research Exciting time for research Areas covered: -factors contributing to the disease - new treatment strategies -care for people with dementia -brain health and disease prevention TrialMatch -free, confidential, interactive online matching tool - volunteers needed

Advocacy :

Advocacy Increase investment in Alzheimer’s research Improve detection, diagnosis and care planning Develop a national and local strategic plan to address Alzheimer’s disease Cultivate relationships with elected officials on a state and national level

PowerPoint Presentation:

Walk to End Alzheimer’s® The nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research

Participate :

Participate Chocolate Sunday

PowerPoint Presentation:

You Can Make a Difference Walk Advocate Volunteer

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24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900 www.alz.org/indiana