The Massachusetts/New Hampshire page of alz.org is the go-to for the best local, informative and up-to-date news on everything Alzheimer’s. Information is available in just about every subject. Support groups are available in our area, as well as care consultations, Walk events, fundraisers, and so forth. The “Community Highlights” section includes links to the various ongoing activities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. There is also a helpline available 24 hours, seven days a week. Link to site – http://www.alz.org/manh/
*In addition, there is a link to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Annual Report, which provides an overview of local fundraising events, volunteers, and donors that make these events possible. Mission-related statements from the past year are also reviewed in the report.
“Excellence in Nursing Care and the Ultimate in Assisted Living”.
There are two specific locations here. The “St. Antoine Residence” is specifically for those with Alzheimer’s Disease who are dependent and require Nursing Care. The “Villa at St. Antoine” is for those with assisted living, and they have their own apartments.
My grandmother, Susan, is at the St. Antoine Residence, and it is a very caring and dedicated place. Whenever I go there to visit her, I am assured that she is in the best of care. St. Antoine’s has various ongoing community events and activities. Every year around Christmastime, there is a craft fair where some of the residents’ artwork is raffled off. During the summertime, some of the able residents and nurses, as well as volunteers, take a trip to the beach and to a seafood restaurant in Rhode Island.
It is unfortunate that my grandmother has to be in a nursing home, but she needs the help and assistance from people who know how to properly care for someone with the disease.
Link to the Saint Antoine website: http://www.stantoine.net/
Finding a Walk near you is simple and takes a split second! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place in every state. Using the “Find a Walk” chart, you can discover when the next Walk will take place in your state, and sign up accordingly.
Find a Walk now! – http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage
The following is a video from real people who have Alzheimer’s disease, thanking all who have participated in the 2014 Walks:
This Virtual Brain Tour is an excellent way to study the progression of Alzheimer’s in the brain. Step by step, the visuals clearly show what occurs during stages. Brain activity declines as plaques and tangles take over.
*Focus on Slides 8+
Link to Virtual Brain Tour:
Alzheimer’s Disease causes plaques and tangles in the brain, which contribute to the loss of memory and cognition. The Alzheimer’s Association explains…
During World Alzheimer’s Month this past September, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees helped to spread Alzheimer’s awareness with its “Purple with a Purpose” campaign. Multiple locations across E. Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire offered purple-frosted donuts during September. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, purple mugs were available to purchase for $10.00, and every Sunday that mug is offered a free hot or iced coffee refill.
Link to article – http://www.alzmass.org/dunkin/