Support and Celebrate
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness and Caregiver Appreciation Month. Please join us at The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (KU ADRC) to learn about and support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and those who care for them. Although Alzheimer’s disease is incredibly prevalent -— as of this year 1 in 10 over the age of 65 are living with dementia -— many people shy away from conversation about it.
“People don’t need to feel afraid or ashamed of talking about Alzheimer’s disease.” – Dr. Paige Geiger, Researcher at KU Medical Center
In order to support those with Alzheimer’s disease as well as caregivers, KU ADRC is sharing information throughout the month of November.
“It’s imperative that individuals learn about the disease. The impact of Alzheimer’s disease is overwhelming and widespread.” – Stephene Moore, Caregiver
How To Get Involved
“Little kindnesses go a long way. You don’t have to be perfect, but be present.” – Stephene Moore, Caregiver
“The biggest impact you can make is being willing to talk, to share, to listen.” – Dr. Paige Geiger, Researcher at KU Medical Center
With your support, we will raise awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and show our appreciation for the individuals that care for their loved ones. Here’s what you can do:
- Make a gift to honor, or in memory of, a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
- Share the content from KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Facebook and Twitter channels and use any of these hashtags: #AlzheimersAwarenessMonth #CaregiverSupport #EndAlz #KnowAlzheimers
- Reach out to someone impacted by Alzheimer’s disease - a friend that’s a caregiver or a neighbor that has a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease - and lend a listening ear.
- Join MyAlliance for Brain Health, a free program that provides access to resources for everyone interested in brain health and Alzheimer’s prevention, as well as for caregivers or anyone with memory concerns.
“One of the most surprising – and best – parts of the KU (ADRC) support system is the wealth of resources and knowledge they provide. We have access to classes, webinars, newsletters, I can pick up the phone and talk with someone that knows what’s going on not only with my mom but with me as a caregiver.” – Cecille Swan, Daughter of loved one with Alzheimer’s disease
On behalf of everyone at The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, thank you for your willingness to learn about Alzheimer’s disease. Getting involved through MyAlliance for Brain Health or by giving a gift truly makes an impact for individuals and families with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
“KU ADRC is doing everything possible to find a cure, no stone is left unturned!” – Dr. Paige Geiger, Researcher at KU Medical Center
“We couldn’t be more positive about our experience with KU ADRC. We truly appreciate Dr. Burns and the staff! We’ve had the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and believe we are getting the best care in the region. Everything has been so good. We feel like we have been given the gift of hope.” – Terry Irwin, Wife of loved one with Alzheimer’s disease
Together, we can create hope, possibility and change.