Alzheimer's Association (Text from Powerpoint Presentation for Nursing Class)

Topics: Alzheimer's disease, Degenerative disease, Caregiver Pages: 3 (400 words) Published: April 22, 2007
Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Disease
Degeneration of nerve cells that process, store and retrieve information, degenerate and die. A progressive brain disorder that destroys the memory, ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate, and carry out activities of daily living. 4950 Murphy Canyon Rd. Suite 250 San Diego, CA 92123 1-800-660-1993 during business hours 1-800-272-3900 non-business hours e-mail:

Mission Statement
To provide essential services in our communities that improve the lives of individuals coping with Alzheimer's disease as we research to find a cure.

Programs and Services
* Advocacy for patients rights and research funding
* Educational workshops and seminars for professionals and caregivers * Memories in the making art program
* Research support for cure and treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Programs and Services
* Care connections

* Helpline

* Safe return program

* Lending library

Agency/Resource Funding
* The Alzheimer's Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

* Services are FREE

*Donations and a Ralph's Club Card

Federal research funding

Unwanted Journey

Unwanted direction
The journey begins
Life as we know it
Is now at an end
The face of reality

Our eyes filled with tears
The sleepless nights
As we face our fears

He is with us
But he is not
Reality is foggy
Some things forgot

Home is strange now
Small and locked
He wants to leave
But he can not

Love keeps him there
Love causes our tears
Love causes questions
Gives us our fears In his memory

In his memory
We are misplaced
But he takes our love
With a smile on his face

Unwanted direction
The journey moves by
We pray for God's blessings
With a tear in our eye.
– By Patricia Childers, whose father has Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association is a valuable resource to the people of San Diego. It's a valuable resource because...

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Alzheimer 's disease fact sheet.
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