December 2015 E-NEWSLETTER

Alzheimer's Association Loses Three Chapters to Disaffiliations

The Alzheimer’s Association announced recently that it would merge its 54 regional chapters into one entity, based in Chicago, beginning January 2016. In reaction to this consolidation proposal, regional chapters in New York and California have begun to split off from the national organization.

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We Have a New Website!

Just in time for the New Year, ADRC is unveiling its redesigned website. After working hard and collaborating with designers and developers, the organization is proud to present the user-friendly and fluid site that is easier to navigate.

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Early Detection Resources for Alzheimer's Disease

Because of this, ADRC is providing a list, encouraging everyone to be able to spot the early signs of Alzheimer's disease in themselves and in loved ones. Only 45 percent of people affected by Alzheimers ever learn of their diagnosis. Knowing how to spot these signs and when to contact a doctor could be crucial in treatment of the disease.

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ADRC's Executive Director and CEO Recognized as a Health Care Hero

Long Island Business News (LIBN) recognized ADRC Executive Director and CEO Mary Ann Malack-Ragona for her community outreach efforts as part of the publication’s annual Health Care Heroes Awards. Our fearless leader was presented with the Community Outreach Hero award, which applauds her significant contributions in the field.

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November was National Alzheimer's Disease and Caregivers Awareness Month

November was designated as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Since then, the recognition was enhanced to also honor the Caregivers who aid Alzheimer’s patients. In honor of this national event, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) hosted several educational lectures and fundraising events throughout the month.

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2015 East End Walk and Fall Festival Hits Record-Breaking Numbers

ADRC hosted its Fourth Annual East End Walk for Alzheimer’s and Fall Festival in Westhampton Beach in mid-October. Thirty-two teams and 376 individuals came out in support of Alzheimer’s research and awareness.

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Voting for Long Island Press' Best of Long Island Ends Friday

We are excited to announce that the Long Island Press has nominated the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Best Charity and Best Nonprofit as part of its Best of Long Island Awards. Be sure to vote for us under both categories here.

Project Lifesaver Locates Wandering Alzheimer's Patients

ADRC has been working with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office in dealing with wandering adults with dementia as part of the Project Lifesaver program. A non-profit organization, Project Lifesaver aims to increase the location and recovery rate for those who wander off due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, Down syndrome, autism and other related cognitive conditions.

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Save the Date for the 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference

Mark your calendars for our annual Spring Events! The Fourth Annual Physicians' Dinner will be on the evening of Wednesday, April 6, 2016 and our 13th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference and Expo will be Thursday, April 7, 2016. Both events will take place at the Melville Marriott.

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Walk for Alzheimer's



Give From the Heart:
Training for Warriors

February 6, 2016

Give From the Heart:
Go Shinkan Jiu Jitsu Dojo

February 27, 2016

Fourth Annual Physicians' Dinner
April 6, 2016

13th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference and Expo
April 7, 2016

4th Annual Alzheimer’s Regatta at Sagamore Yacht Club, Oyster Bay
July 16, 2016

14th Annual West End Walk For Alzheimer’s & Circus themed Fall Festival
September 10, 2016

5th Annual Westhampton Beach Walk For Alzheimer’s & Fall Festival
October 15, 2016


Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. — which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has a satellite office in Southampton — is the only local Alzheimer’s Disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.

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Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center Inc. Mission Statement
To support research that may lead to a cure for Alzheimer's Disease, to provide care, support and education programs for families in need, and to be the voice for families who are coping with Alzheimer's Disease and/or other Dementias.

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