About Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley
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Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter is a nonprofit organization and one of more than 70 U.S. chapters of the national Alzheimer’s Association working to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease across America. The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley serves communities throughout central western Ohio, including Champaign, Darke, Clark, Logan, Greene, Montgomery, Miami, Shelby, and Preble Counties. As an employer, the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter believes in fostering an inclusive workplace culture and offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible staff members that includes health insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401 plan, and professional development opportunities. In support of flexible scheduling arrangements, the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter has posted part-time job opportunities in the past.
Alzheimers Association: Miami Valley Chapter
|How you help||Join the fight against Alzheimers disease by becoming an Alzheimers Association Miami Valley Chapter volunteer. From planning an event to hosting a support group to providing office support, there are many ways to get involved with positions that best fit your interest and skill level.|
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Alzheimers Association Miami Valley Chapter Switches To Working Remotely
DAYTON, OH In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Alzheimers Association Miami Valley Chapter staff has switched to working remotely.
Based on guidance from state and local public health agencies, the Associations staff on Friday started working 100 percent remotely to ensure continued care and support of local families. Alzheimers Association development, research, and advocacy efforts will also continue as the Chapter works to execute its mission at the highest possible level.
The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term, Eric VanVlymen, Executive Director of the Miami Valley Alzheimers Association, said.
The Association will re-evaluate these measures on an ongoing basis and resume in person engagements as soon as possible, based on public health guidelines. Meetings and events, such as care consultations, will be conducted by phone whenever possible.
The Associations HelpLine is available 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support. That phone number is 1-800-272-3900 or individuals can go online for information at alz.org/Dayton.
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Alzheimers Association Miami Valley Chapter Offers Telephone Support For Caregivers
Its estimated that around 30,000 people in the Miami Valley are living with some form of dementia or Alzheimers disease. Caring for those individuals can be an isolating experience, according to The Alzheimers Association Miami Valley Chapter. So, theyre reminding those caretakers that support is literally just a phone call away.
The local ALZ chapter says around 90,000 people are acting as caretakers for dementia and Alzheimers patients in the Miami Valley. Right now, theyre operating 17 in-person support groups to offer aid to those caregivers.
Yet, Dawn Boroff, with ALZ Miami Valley says, many caretakers simply cant attend those meetings and virtual support provides a convenient option.
So, it’s designed for people that may not be able to leave their loved one, may not be able to leave the house or that there’s not a support group close to them. They can still have that support and be in their home, she says.
The groups operate with a conference call format that allows caregivers to speak with others who are providing their loved ones the same services.
Support group members dial in the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. The call is led by a trained facilitator and lasts for one hour, however, the Association is seeking a co-facilitator for the Telephone Support Group.
Caretakers can register for the telephone support group by calling 937-610-7016.
Boroff says her organization does see an increase in requests for information and support during the holidays.
Registration Open For Miami Valley Chapter Walk To End Alzheimers
Registration is open for this years five-mile Miami Valley Chapter Walk to End Alzheimers, including the walk in Springfield.
The Walk to End Alzheimers is the worlds largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care, support and research, the Alzheimers Association Miami Valley Chapter announced in a release.
As the worlds largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimers research, the Alzheimers Association leads the way to end Alzheimers and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support, said Karen Carter, vice president of development for the Alzheimers Association Miami Valley Chapter. Our research efforts are a catalyst that unites the worlds leading researchers to drive scientific progress forward in finding a cure.
As of Friday afternoon, 20 participants and 20 teams had signed up for the Springfield walk, raising $8,397 out of the $73,000 goal, according to the website.
Thousands in the community walk in memory of loved ones who are impacted by Alzheimers and other dementia, which is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
To register a team or as an individual, visit alz.org/walk.
The other scheduled Miami Valley walks include:
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