Thursday, March 12, 2009

Memory Walk 2009 is getting under way!

Our Alpena Walk has it's website up and running! You can visit us here. Whether you can come and join us in person or if you want to create a 'virtual' Memory Walk team... we'd love to have you! You can sign up on-line or contact our Alpena office at 989.356.4087.

The Traverse City walk site will be up soon!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Making the Most of the Visit

If you have a friend or loved one who suffers with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, visiting can be both stressful and uncomfortable. But it doesn’t have to be! Taking a few moments to prepare for your visit, using some easy to obtain materials, engaging in some simple activities and utilizing new communication skills can turn that visit into something very special for both you and your person with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a presentation at the Alpena County Library on March 24th from 6:00 to 7:30pm. The presentation, “Making the Most of the Visit”, is geared towards those who either regularly or occasionally visit a friend or loved one with dementia. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

Don’t let uncertainty rob you of time spent with your loved one who suffers from dementia. There is no cost for this presentation, however, donations are always welcome and help support the Alzheimer’s Association in northern Michigan.

For more information about “Making the Most of the Visit”, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter office in Alpena at 989.356.4087.

A New Beginning - Blogging

Today we start a new venture into cyberspace. Why? To reach the families and friends of people who have Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. We have two goals for our blog:

1) To provide up-to-date, useful information
2) To give people another avenue to contact us 24/7

We are located in Northern Michigan with offices in both Alpena and Traverse City. We cover all 21 counties of the northern lower peninsula. We have a staff of 6 and someone will be checking our blog on a daily basis.

Thank you for visiting! We hope to be a valuable tool as we progress with our blog!