Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Greeting Cards Available

The Alpena Office has handmade, quality greeting cards available. Cards cost $3.00 each and $2.00 from the sale of every card goes directly to the Northern Michigan Region. Give your friends and loved ones a unique, special card this year and support our organization at the same time.

Thank You
Get Well

Stop by during regular business hours (9-5, M-F) and pick up a supply today!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Creating Confident Caregivers

A program for family members caring for a loved one
suffering from dementia and/or memory loss.

About the program -

Creating Confident Caregivers utilizes the Savvy Caregiver Program, a university tested program for family members caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Two hour sessions are held once a week for six weeks and lead by dementia care specialists. This program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase effective caregiving skills.

Free Respite Care -

Care for your family member with memory loss can be provided free of charge so you may attend the sessions.
*Ask for details when you register.*

Classes Offered -
Attend FREE!
2 hour session once a week
for six weeks

Classes being held
Day & Dates: Monday
February 1, 8, 15, 22 & March 1, 8

Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Address: 322 Anderson Road
Petoskey, MI 49770

To register contact Alzheimer’s Association at (231) 929-3804

This program is supported, in part, by the U.S. Administration on Aging through its Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program, (#90AE0322) and the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging.

Continuing Research May Lead to Treatment in the Future

Results released from an EMF study conducted in Florida have shown some promising reactions with mice. EMF (electromagnetic fields) of the same type as those emitted by cell phones have shown positive results in mice genetically bred to display Alzheimer's like symptoms. At the same time, no negative effects from the EMF were found.

That's the encouraging part!

Now the cautionary part; not all studies in mice have transmitted to useful treatments in humans. It's a step in the right direction, but only a step. We need more testing and more studies to validate the results found in this one.

Your contributions are helping us support more research! If you haven't given in awhile, if you've been putting it off or just overlooked it during the busy holidays, please consider a donation to help us start off the New Year. We greatly appreciate it!

Alzheimer's Association
526 W Chisholm St
Alpena, MI 49707

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Alzheimer's Association

1040 Walnut St
Traverse City, MI 49686