It’s Nearly Impossible to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease in Living People. Bill Gates Wants to Change That

Bill Gates, who decided to invest $100 million in Alzheimer’s disease research in 2017 and revealed earlier this year that his father was affected by the disease, is now directing some of that commitment to developing a diagnostic test. Such a test would help the 14 million people expected to be affected by the brain disorder in the U.S. by 2050 with the chance to come to terms with their condition, and perhaps, if new treatments are developed, even take advantage of these therapies as early as possible.

Gates announced that he is committing more than $30 million to the Diagnostics Accelerator, a project with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), that will focus on creating new strategies for diagnosing the disease. Gates is joined by Leonard Lauder, co-founder of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discover Foundation, the Dolby Family and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation among others in the effort.

To read the full article go to: http://time.com/5341036/bill-gates-alzheimers-disease-research/

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Free Caregivers Seminar

We hope you can join us for our educational seminar on
Nutrition, Health & Fitness
onJune 11, 2018 at 6:30pm
Our Guest Speaker: Lisa Coors, MBA,ACE-MES

Lisa Coors is the Owner of Coors Core Fitness (CCF) ,the leading medical fitness studio in the Cincinnati area. Started in 2006, CCF has become the referral source for numerous physician practices and physical therapy centers. Lisa is also a national presenter in the fitness industry where she has presented at Club Industry, Athletic Business Conference, The Sunflower Revolution/ Parkinson’s Symposium and AFPA. She has written numerous publications and is one of the authors for the American Council on Exercise: Medical Exercise Specialist Manual. In 2012, she started the Women’s Fitness Association as a resource to mentor and educate women in the fitness industry. She is also a Member of the Xavier University College of Business Board of Executive Advisors, Xavier University Women of Excellence Committee and the Xavier University College of Professional Science College Advisory Board.

To register: Call 513-605-1450

For more information on Coors Core Fitness, click the link to her website:
http://www.coorscorefitness.com

Join Us for Community Health Rhythms!

Community Health Rhythms sessions are FREE and open to the community.
We would like to encourage you to bring your loved one to experience Health Rhythms.

What is Health Rhythms?
Health Rhythms is an evidence-based group empowerment drumming program that helps
individuals take an active and meaningful role in their health and wellbeing.
Peer reviewed research has shown that one hour of engaging in the program
strengthens the immune system, reduces depression, increases socialization,
improves communication, increases team building, and enhances self-esteem.

Hosted by The Alois Alzheimer Foundation we are holding two sessions in May
at 70 Damon Road Cincinnati, Oh 45218
Thursday, May 17th
6:30-7:30pm
Saturday, May 26th
11:00am-12:00pm

Please RSVP to 513-605-1005

#Giving Tuesday

Save the Date for #Giving Tuesday
11-28-2017

Thank you for all the support you have already provided to The Alois Alzheimer Foundation.
This #Giving Tuesday, we are celebrating the many ways that The Alois Alzheimer Foundation
makes a positive impact on the Greater Cincinnati area.

The Foundation has many opportunities available to Caregivers in the Greater Cincinnati area:
* Free Caregivers Seminars offered throughout the year- You can join us on #Giving Tuesday
for a Free Alzheimer’s Community Resource Fair
from 6:00pm-8:00pm
at: 70 Damon Road Cincinnati, Oh 45218

* Caregivers Support Groups are held at The Alois Alzheimer Center, in conjunction with The Alzheimer’s Association, on a monthly basis
There are two offered: The 2nd Tuesday of each month 11:00am-12:30pm & the 4th Saturday of each month 10:00am-11:30am

*Virtual Dementia Tour Experience: In conjunction with Second Wind Dreams, the Alois Alzheimer Foundation present a virtual reality of living with Alzheimer’s disease.

* Speakers Bureau: Serving as a resource for local media and groups interested in booking expert speakers on various Alzheimer’s related topics.

* Magic Moment Program: Bringing joy to those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia through a “Magic Moment”.

* First Responder Program: Providing best practices that can be implemented quickly, keeping our first responders and the people they are assisting as safe as possible.

* Caregiver of the Year Award: Do you know someone who is a special Caregiver to someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia?
Please nominate them through our website.

Thank you for your continued support. If you are interested in donating, please go to our home page and click on the “Donate” button

Interested in Alois Alzheimer Foundation Programs?

Thank you for your continued support of the Alois Alzheimer Foundation. As you know, we strive to provide critical resources for those battling this devastating disease, and are proud that support given to our Foundation stays in the Tri-State area.

Programs throughout 2016 that benefitted from your support include:

*Health Rhythms Program – New in 2016, we began a monthly outreach to the YMCA, and the number of participants continues to increase.

*Hands-on Training for Local Schools and Universities – Students at all levels visit the Alois Center, participate in rounds with our doctors, and
participate in specialized training. They participate in one-on-one activities with Alois residents, including the “Opening Minds through Art” Program.

*Regular Educational Seminars for Caregivers held at The Alois Alzheimer Center

*2nd Annual Northern Kentucky Symposium – An all-day event covering multiple topics pertaining to living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease,
from medical to financial to spiritual.

*Caregivers Support Group – Partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, this monthly support group for people in the greater Cincinnati area has continued to
grow.

*Speakers Bureau & Resource Library – Serving as a resource for local media and groups interested in booking expert speakers on various Alzheimer’s-related
topics.

*Virtual Dementia Tour Experience – Organizations and individuals throughout the area continue to benefit from this virtual reality of living with Alzheimer’s
disease.

The Alois Alzheimer Foundation Committee has been working on two new programs for 2017, our new Magic Moment Initiative and a First Responder Training Program.

Magic Moment is in its initial phases, but we made our first “magic moment” happen in 2016. After working closely with a Cincinnati resident living with Alzheimer’s, her family, and a well-known TV personality, we were able to coordinate a meeting between them – resulting in a wonderful experience for all.

We’re also excited about launching our First Responder Training Program with the first session to be held on Monday, February 13th for the Greenhills & Forest Park Fire Department. In times of crisis, first responders are sometimes thrown into heightened situations with those suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Our hope is to provide best practices that can be implemented quickly, keeping our first responders and the people they’re assisting as safe as possible.

Please SAVE THE DATE: In order to do what we do, we need your help. I hope we can count on your continued support, sponsorship, and attendance at our 5th annual “Evening of Hope & Celebration” set for Thursday, April 6th. This fun event will once again be held at The Redmoor and will be our only scheduled fundraiser for the Foundation in 2017. Hope to see you there!