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Amblin for Alzheimer’s 2014!

In 2014, Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s celebrates 10 years of walking until a cure is found. Since the walks inception in 2005 our generous community has walked and raised over $500,000 for our programs and services. What began with 146 walkers raising $30,000 has grown to as many as 289 walkers! Our success is due to a generous commitment of a [...]

Alaska’s Adult Protective Services Recognizes Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska with Community Commitment Award

DHSS recognizes Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska for advocacy
Nonprofit supports Alaskans, their families and caregivers
ANCHORAGE— Alaska’s Adult Protective Services unit today presented its Community Commitment Award to Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska for supporting Alaskans with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, and their caregivers, family and friends. The nonprofit’s services have been increasingly important as the state’s senior population grows at the fastest [...]

February 2014′s Winter Workshop

Mark your calendars for February 2014 for winter workshop, the featured speaker will be Teepa Snow – from Accepting the Challenge.  Presented in Anchorage on February 3, Fairbanks, February 4 and Sitka on February 6. [...]

Raising Awareness and Funds for Alaskans with Dementia

Anchorage, AK, May 19, 2013 - Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska and  Amblin for Alzheimer’s 2013, a walk to support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in Alaska. raised approximately $64,000 on May 18. The walk began with food, music, prizes and art activities available for everyone who participated.

This is the largest awareness and fundraising event in the state dedicated [...]

“Making the Connection” Was A Great Sucess

February’s 2013 winter workshop, “Making the Connection” featured Joanne Rader, RN, MN, PMHNP and Karen Stobbe, Entertainer and author.  The workshop focused on the need for a shift in care for individuals with dementia and introduced the use of an “Experimental Model” that puts less emphasis on drugs and applies a person-centered approach to care.  The participants learned how to implement [...]

Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s 2013

It’s coming around again! Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013! Mark your calendars and start fundraising, win great prizes and help support the programs and services of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska!

The GRAND PRIZE will be two Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.

We want to thank our  generous sponsors for making Amblin’ possible and for showing [...]

November 2012 Writing Contest Winner

Congratulations to Sarah Smith of Fairbanks for taking top prize in our Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Writing Contest.  Read an excerpt from The Weight of Memory below.

“My grandmother sits at the dining table in her small, dimly lit living room. She has just gotten off the phone with my aunt, the widow of her son five years gone. She has been [...]

Research Forum

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Research Forum with Brian W. Edmonds,  Ph.D., in Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks.  Edmonds will discuss the current trends nationally in the research of Alzheimer’s as well as relay his own research, carried out at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Juneau November 2012 Research Forum

Fairbanks 2012 Research Forum

Anchorage 2012 Research Forum

 

 

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Governor Parnell Proclaims November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Though there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, quality care and programs are available and promising developments in research are being made. As November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Governor Sean Parnell and the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska encourage all citizens to become educated about the disease, reach out to those living with the repercussions of the disease, encourage and support the [...]