Alzheimer's Association: Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter

Alzheimer's Association: Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter We are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.
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The Alzheimer's Association of Houston and Southeast Texas consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.

Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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New research found the risk of contracting COVID-19 was two times as high for people living with dementia, and 3 times a...
02/10/2021
People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid, Huge Study Finds

New research found the risk of contracting COVID-19 was two times as high for people living with dementia, and 3 times as high for Blacks living with dementia. These findings, though preliminary, shed light on the vulnerabilities associated with living with dementia and illustrate health disparities that must be addressed.

Resources on how to protect a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia during the pandemic are available at alz.org/covid19 and through our 24/7 free helpline: 800.272.3900.

The analysis of nearly 62 million electronic medical records in the U.S. also found that Black people with dementia were at an even greater risk.

In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating the life of the iconic B. Smith, who the world lost to Alzheimer’s la...
02/09/2021

In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating the life of the iconic B. Smith, who the world lost to Alzheimer’s last year. B. was one of the first Black models to grace the cover of Mademoiselle magazine and continued breaking barriers as a restaurateur and lifestyle guru. After learning she had early-onset Alzheimer’s, B. bravely shared her diagnosis, helping to reduce stigma and raise important Alzheimer’s awareness.

This Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3:00 p.m. CT we'll join Mallory Freitag, MPH, to discuss Strategies for Funding Long Term Car...
02/08/2021

This Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3:00 p.m. CT we'll join Mallory Freitag, MPH, to discuss Strategies for Funding Long Term Care. Topics will include: Paying for long term care, respite care alternatives, deciding when to choose long term care and LTC insurance and what it costs. This program will be hosted through Zoom.

Visit bit.ly/CWCREG21 to register today or call 800-272-3900 to register by phone.

“I shine my light and fundraise in my daughter Gracie's honor. I want her and her generation to live in a world without ...
02/08/2021

“I shine my light and fundraise in my daughter Gracie's honor. I want her and her generation to live in a world without Alzheimer’s.” Why are you fighting Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day? Tell us using #TheLongestDay & #ENDALZ to be added to our gallery: alz.org/ShineALight.

We want YOU to join us at the virtual Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Community Leaders Summit, Feb 22-24. This year, we ha...
02/07/2021

We want YOU to join us at the virtual Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Community Leaders Summit, Feb 22-24. This year, we have a unique opportunity to gather together online — thousands of volunteers and community leaders from across the country — to find inspiration and opportunity to advance the fight to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Join us! alz.org/summit

Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s! Register now for #TheLongestDay and help ...
02/07/2021

Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s! Register now for #TheLongestDay and help raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research from home. alz.org/TLD

NEW BLOG! Driven by purpose, passion and a great sense of humor, Arthena Caston, living with early-onset Alzheimer’s, he...
02/06/2021

NEW BLOG! Driven by purpose, passion and a great sense of humor, Arthena Caston, living with early-onset Alzheimer’s, helps others diagnosed with dementia face their new reality. Read her inspiring story: bit.ly/3jqu8Da #ENDALZ #BlackHistoryMonth

You may be one of more than 16 million caregivers in the U.S. and you don't have to face this alone. Call our 24/7 Helpl...
02/06/2021

You may be one of more than 16 million caregivers in the U.S. and you don't have to face this alone. Call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to find a support group near you. #ENDALZ

Join us in recognizing the late Rafer Johnson — a long-time Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion and the first Bla...
02/05/2021

Join us in recognizing the late Rafer Johnson — a long-time Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion and the first Black captain of the U.S. Olympic team. The gold medalist will forever be celebrated for the barriers he broke and the differences he made. #BlackHistoryMonth

02/04/2021
Longest Day Facebook Live - Valentine's Day

This week, the Samanthas talk about how you can turn your favorite holiday, such as Valentine's Day, into an activity to raise funds and awareness for the fight to #ENDALZ on The Longest Day

Get inspired in the fight to end Alzheimer’s! Subscribe to ALZ magazine to read stories of courage and strength while le...
02/04/2021

Get inspired in the fight to end Alzheimer’s! Subscribe to ALZ magazine to read stories of courage and strength while learning how others are putting their passion to work to end this devastating disease. alz.org/ALZmag

Next Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3:00 p.m. CT we'll join Mallory Freitag, MPH, to discuss Strategies for Funding Long Term Car...
02/03/2021

Next Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3:00 p.m. CT we'll join Mallory Freitag, MPH, to discuss Strategies for Funding Long Term Care. Topics will include: Paying for long term care, respite care alternatives, deciding when to choose long term care and LTC insurance and what it costs. This program will be hosted through Zoom.

Visit bit.ly/CWCREG21 to register today or call 800-272-3900 to register by phone.

Receive breaking Alzheimer’s and dementia research news straight to your phone with our free Science Hub app! Download t...
02/03/2021

Receive breaking Alzheimer’s and dementia research news straight to your phone with our free Science Hub app! Download today for trusted perspectives from credible sources. Available on Google Play and in the Apple App Store or by visiting alz.org/sciencehub.

NEW BLOG! TV & podcast personality Jonathan Van Ness spoke with us about his beloved grandmother, Julia Beeson Van Ness,...
02/02/2021

NEW BLOG! TV & podcast personality Jonathan Van Ness spoke with us about his beloved grandmother, Julia Beeson Van Ness, who had dementia. Read more about the woman Jonathan calls “a fighter, a teacher, and one of my best friends.” alz.org/JVN #ENDALZ

Be the change you want to see. We CAN do this together. alz.org/volunteer
02/02/2021

Be the change you want to see. We CAN do this together. alz.org/volunteer

This morning, music icon Tony Bennett bravely revealed that he is living with Alzheimer’s, helping the millions of famil...
02/01/2021

This morning, music icon Tony Bennett bravely revealed that he is living with Alzheimer’s, helping the millions of families impacted by this disease feel less alone. On behalf of Tony and all who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, we will continue to be relentless in our pursuit of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. #ENDALZ

No one should face Alzheimer's alone. Learn more about our free virtual education programs for information and resources...
02/01/2021

No one should face Alzheimer's alone. Learn more about our free virtual education programs for information and resources about Alzheimer's and other dementia at alz.org/texas/helping_you/education. Register today or call 800.272.3900 to register by phone.

02/01/2021

You did it Houston!! We're so excited to announce that once again the Houston #Walk2EndAlz is a Top 30 Walk to End Alzheimer's! This year we came in at #11 in the nation! We couldn't have done this without YOU, all of our amazing supporters, donors, volunteers & advocates. Thank you for helping us work & walk to #ENDALZ.💜

Join us for one of our free virtual educational presentations happening this week! Register today at http://bit.ly/alz-e...
02/01/2021

Join us for one of our free virtual educational presentations happening this week! Register today at http://bit.ly/alz-ed or for more information or to register for a program by phone, call 800-272-3900.

During #BlackHistoryMonth, we're honoring those who have shown great courage and tenacity in the face of obstacles set b...
02/01/2021

During #BlackHistoryMonth, we're honoring those who have shown great courage and tenacity in the face of obstacles set before them. Join us in celebrating the many trailblazers who have made and are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer’s and beyond.

Is your loved one with Alzheimer's experiencing sleep problems? Learn about treatment options: bit.ly/2NUSvKu  #caregive...
01/31/2021

Is your loved one with Alzheimer's experiencing sleep problems? Learn about treatment options: bit.ly/2NUSvKu #caregiver

01/31/2021

Sepa dónde se esconden las enfermedades de Alzheimer y la demencia.

Nuevos problemas con las palabras o al hablar son señales de advertencia de la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Aprenda más en alz.org/10signs

Keep moving forward. #ENDALZ
01/30/2021

Keep moving forward. #ENDALZ

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's? You are not alone. Our #Caregiver Center is a great resource: bit.ly/1OasM7c. #...
01/30/2021

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's? You are not alone. Our #Caregiver Center is a great resource: bit.ly/1OasM7c. #caregiver

We want YOU to join us at the virtual Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Community Leaders Summit, Feb 22-24. This year, we ha...
01/29/2021

We want YOU to join us at the virtual Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Community Leaders Summit, Feb 22-24. This year, we have a unique opportunity to gather together online — thousands of volunteers and community leaders from across the country — to find inspiration and opportunity to advance the fight to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Join us! alz.org/summit

01/29/2021

The National Alzheimer's Project Act marked the beginning of a series of important achievements in the path to #ENDALZ. To mark its 10th anniversary, watch to learn how this legislation created a nationwide focus on Alzheimer’s. alz.org/napa

This is an exciting time in Alzheimer's Research- Join research champion, Ginny Funk, virtually on Zoom for a Research u...
01/28/2021

This is an exciting time in Alzheimer's Research- Join research champion, Ginny Funk, virtually on Zoom for a Research update.
Registration is required. Call 1800 272 3900 or email [email protected] to register.

01/28/2021
Longest Day Facebook Live - Music Trivia

This week, the Samanthas talk about how you can turn your favorite activity, such as trivia and other games, into an activity to raise funds and awareness for the fight to #ENDALZ on The Longest Day

How does COVID affect the brain?  Thanks to funding from the Alzheimer's Association, a consortium of researchers from o...
01/28/2021
COVID-19 and the brain: What do we know so far?

How does COVID affect the brain? Thanks to funding from the Alzheimer's Association, a consortium of researchers from over 30 countries will conduct research to understand the risk, severity and progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, or other conditions. Read more:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/how-does-sars-cov-2-affect-the-brain

How might SARS-CoV-2 affect the brain? While many unknowns remain, we round up the evidence that has emerged so far.

Diseases like COVID-19 and the flu may worsen cognitive impairment due to dementia. Get our tips for keeping you and you...
01/27/2021

Diseases like COVID-19 and the flu may worsen cognitive impairment due to dementia. Get our tips for keeping you and your loved one safe: alz.org/COVID19.

Texas Caregivers: Don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard! — bit.ly/TXDSHSSurveyThe Alzheimer’s Disease Pro...
01/26/2021

Texas Caregivers: Don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard! — bit.ly/TXDSHSSurvey

The Alzheimer’s Disease Program of the Texas Department of State Health Services is conducting a survey to learn more about unpaid caregivers' experiences. If you've been an unpaid caregiver living in Texas in the past year, we need to hear from you!

Your responses will contribute to helping other Texas caregivers as they tend to their loved ones and themselves. Please complete the survey by Friday, Jan. 29 at 5:00 p.m.

Use these safety tips to help avoid medication-related problems for your loved one with Alzheimer's. bit.ly/1HY3Z7K #car...
01/26/2021

Use these safety tips to help avoid medication-related problems for your loved one with Alzheimer's. bit.ly/1HY3Z7K #caregiver

Join us this Wednesday, January 27 at 3:00 PM CT for Coffee with Consultants: Music Therapy for Individuals Living with ...
01/25/2021

Join us this Wednesday, January 27 at 3:00 PM CT for Coffee with Consultants: Music Therapy for Individuals Living with Dementia. Music Therapist Ingrid Moeller, MA MT-BC will explain how individuals living with dementia can benefit from Music Therapy

Visit bit.ly/CWCREG21 to register today or call 800-272-3900 to register by phone.

Register now for our New Congress Advocacy Kickoff on Thursday, January 28—part of our #alzforum series. Join this free,...
01/25/2021

Register now for our New Congress Advocacy Kickoff on Thursday, January 28—part of our #alzforum series. Join this free, virtual event to celebrate recent policy victories & launch advocacy campaigns in the new year. http://p2a.co/LLBSTdo #ENDALZ

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The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter has been serving the Greater Houston area for over thirty years.

The Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter began in 1980 as a grassroots organization meeting at a local church. Caregivers Harry Walker and Al Malyn created the Chapter while caring for their wives with Alzheimer’s disease. The Chapter was incorporated in 1982. From our humble beginnings as a volunteer-driven organization that primarily served Southwest Houston, we have expanded into an organization with 28 staff members and over 500 volunteers who serve 37 counties.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter, supports diagnosed individuals, their families and caregivers, and the professionals who care for them. The Chapter offers support groups, educational programs, individualized planning provided by licensed professionals, and community resource lists. It operates a 24-hour toll-free Helpline, Early Stage Programs, Safety Services for those at risk of wandering, training programs for healthcare professionals, and engages with governmental agencies and academic institutions to promote Alzheimer’s research and improved care and support. Last year more than 1,000,000 individuals were reached through cumulative program and education efforts, health fairs, advocacy activities, newsletters and website contact.

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“There are many misperceptions of what ‘capacity to vote’ is,” said Charles Sabatino, director of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. “Incapacity to follow a recipe and cook dinner doesn’t mean incapacity to vote. The inability to remember your grandchildren’s names doesn’t mean you can’t vote.” What is required — as the commission and the Penn Memory Center point out in a new guide — is the ability to express a preference. “Can you pick among the choices?” said Dr. Jason Karlawish, a geriatrician and co-director of the Penn Memory Center. “That’s it.” ... If you are considering helping someone with dementia to participate in an election, and they have registered to vote, in most cases there are only two real guidelines to keep in mind. One: After reminding the person that Election Day is nearing, ask whether he or she would like to vote. A “no” stops the process, Mr. Sabatino said, but “anyone who expresses an interest in voting should be assisted, within the limits of the law.” Two: You may read the voter the ballot choices, if he or she cannot read them, but cannot provide additional information or interpretation, although discussions before voting begins are permitted. “Ask them their choices and see if they answer,” Mr. Sabatino said. “If they do, they vote.” Voters need not complete the ballot; they can vote for president and ignore everything else. There is no time limit; a relative or paid caregiver can help the voter complete a mail-in ballot over several days. Write-ins are permitted. “If they tell you they want to vote for F.D.R., you write in F.D.R.,” Mr. Sabatino said. “You may find it disturbing to write in someone odd, but we let people do that,” Dr. Karlawish said. Voters with normal cognition may write in the name of Mickey Mouse, select the first person on the ballot, whoever that might be, and otherwise behave less than rationally. “We can’t hold certain people to standards that we don’t hold everyone else to, when it’s a matter of a fundamental right,” Dr. Karlawish said.
10/3 BILINGUAL ENGLISH/CANTONESE FORUM: THE WAY TO BRAIN HEALTH The Alzheimer's Association, Northern CA & Northern NV Chapter is hosting a bilingual English/Cantonese program, The Way to Brain Health, this Saturday, October 3. You can register at tinyurl.com/ChineseBrainhealth2020 or contact Xiaorong Ou (408-3723-9926 [email protected]).
We wanted to let you know that starting in October 2020 Southern Knights in Tomball will be offering Respite care for Alzheimer's and Dementia! You can take your vacation or take a break. Call for more info!
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Excellent resources during COVID - 19
Hi! I'd love to have you join our Facebook group, "Dementia TEXAS Memory Café". We are for support and information for those who care about dementia/aging and to make more cities in Texas, "dementia-friendly". We work with the Area Council on Aging, HHS, the Alzheimer's Association and many more! ALL are welcome! https://www.facebook.com/groups/574214143372877/
Creative activity for a home-bound person with dementia.
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