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  • Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association

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Mission Statement

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease which attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia and its causes are unknown. Almost five million Americans have the disease and more than 74,000 of them reside in greater Kentucky and southern Indiana.

The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary organization dedicated to conquering Alzheimer's disease and consists of a network of local chapters throughout the country.

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers. We provide services to 125 counties across greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Volunteers are needed throughout the service territory for a variety of positions. We offer several volunteer opportunities to accommodate different interests. Initial orientation and training is provided for each volunteer position with ongoing training opportunities available.

Description

Be a best friend to a person with non-reversible memory loss. Best Friends Adult Day Programis a nationally recognized dementia-specific program that provides individualized care and a variety of therapeutic activities to persons with non-reversible memory loss. Persons with memory loss are provided with a safe, creative environment while family members receive a break from the often 24-hour day of caregiving.

Promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease ad the Alzheimer's Association to the general public and professionals throught our Public Speakers Bureau or as a Health Fair Representative staffing education displays.

Become a voice for persons with dementia. Advocate for reforms or improvements through activities related to local, state, and national legislation and public policies to better serve the needs of affected persons, families and caregivers.

Serve on the Board of Directors, Regional Advisory Council, or a Chapter committee to assist the Chapter in advancing its mission.

Serve on a planning committee, register a team or lend a hand on Walk day! Memory Walk, the Alzheimer's Association's national signature event raises awareness for support, research and local services.

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http://www.alz.org/kyin

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