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Working to end Alzheimer’s

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The Alzheimer’s Association works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia by supporting research, driving risk reduction and early detection and improving quality care and support.

Supporting patients and caregivers alike

More than six million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Each year, more people die from dementia than from breast and prostate cancer combined. And it’s not just those with the disease who are affected. It also places a substantial burden on loved ones, caregivers and the nation’s health care system. Currently, more than 11 million people are providing unpaid care to those suffering from the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association has three main objectives: to eliminate Alzheimer’s and all other dementia through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

 

Global action, local impact

Founded in 1980, The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The association’s Vermont Chapter exists to support the roughly 13,000 people in the state with the disease, along with the more than 26,000 friends and family members who care for them. It provides training, education, and in-person support groups, and advocates for the needs and rights of those facing a form of dementia.

“Alzheimer’s affects not only the person suffering from the disease, but their loved ones as well,” said Patrick Cahoon, associate vice president at NFP. “Along with funding research for a cure, the nonprofit’s caregiver support network helps ease the burden felt by families and loved ones.”

“Along with funding research for a cure, the nonprofit’s caregiver support network helps ease the burden felt by families and loved ones.”

– Patrick Cahoon, Associate Vice President, NFP

 

A personal connection

NFP has a deeply personal reason for supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter. Former agency principal and owner Nancy Poulos watched her mother regress from a vibrant, loving and caring woman to a confused, dependent and almost childlike individual during her 10-year battle with the disease. Each stage brought its own set of challenges and heartache.

After her Mom’s death in 2017, Nancy joined the planning committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in her area. In 2018, she became chairperson of the committee, a position she continues to hold. During that time, she and others at NFP came to realize that many agency employees and clients and their families were also affected by this horrible disease, which made them want to do even more to help.

Along with volunteering on the day of the walk and fundraising for it, NFP encourages its agency members to host other events to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. These events include selling handmade crafts and jewelry, hosting fundraising dances, throwing a cornhole tournament and other activities. Everything they raise from these efforts goes to support the nonprofit and its mission.

“The steady support from NFP is so inspiring,” said Howard Goodrow, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont chapter. “Working together, I’m optimistic we’ll achieve our goal of discovering better treatment, and eventually, a cure.”

“Working together, I’m optimistic we’ll discover better treatment, and eventually, a cure.”

– Howard Goodrow, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter

 

Join the fight against Alzheimer’s

Help NFP win $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter by clicking the vote button. Get them an extra vote by leaving a comment below by August 31, 2023.

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Mariah Kulkin
5 months ago

Nicely done!

Mariah Kulkin
6 months ago

Way to go team!

Michael Gosselin
6 months ago

#Walk2EndAlz

Nancy Poulos
6 months ago

#Walk2EndAlz

Merrillee Blair
6 months ago

Great cause.

Mike Gosselin
6 months ago

Great Job!

Mike Gosselin
6 months ago

Bravo congrats !

Chelsea ceffalo
6 months ago

Having a Grandfather with this disease it is a cause close to my heart. Also love the Poulous/McDonald family love what you are doing!

Nancy Poulos
6 months ago

It truly takes a village! Thank you Safeco / Liberty!!!

Viv
6 months ago

Great community, helping where and when it’s needed

Catherine Leary
6 months ago

Thank you for all you do to help support those living with ALZ!!

Lucy Galeota
6 months ago

#ENDALZ !!!

Betsy Gans
6 months ago

Shout out to Vermont Chapter and all you do!

Melissa Mccomak
6 months ago

So close!!!!

Donna M. McGowan
6 months ago

Grateful thanks to the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for the tremendous work you do every day 24/7 to help slay this dreadful disease!!!!

Mike Travlos
6 months ago

Thank you to the Alzheimer’s Association for furthering this important Cause.

Jayne Paragona
6 months ago

Thank you for all you do!!

Joe Magner
6 months ago

Thanks for all your great work

Howard Goodrow
6 months ago

Almost there!

Heather Maloney
6 months ago

A great organization supporting those living with Alzheimer’s and their families in VT!

Mary Thon
6 months ago
Megan Polyte
6 months ago

Thank you for all you do. You have my vote and gratitude.

Stephanie D Berube
6 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

Maurice Diette
6 months ago

Support for the continuing challenge of finding a cure for the dreadful disease of Alzheimer’s is critical for us all!

Tammy Gagnon
6 months ago

This is awesome. Can’t wait to participate in the event this year.

Angela Bora
6 months ago

❤️❤️

Pat
6 months ago

Great first day, let’s keep it rolling!

Michele M
6 months ago

Thank you!

Deb Bissell
6 months ago

Love what this organization is doing to raise money for Alzheimer’s research and finding a cure!

Mike Gosselin
6 months ago

We got this.

Nancy Poulos
6 months ago

#ENDALZ!

David Carlin
6 months ago

Such a great cause. Thank you, Liberty. Or better put, Liberty, Liberty, Liberty…..Liberty!
Thanks

Linda Smith
6 months ago

Praying For A Cure

Kattie Cahoon
6 months ago

Love this!!

Kelly Lemieux
6 months ago

Thank you Nancy Poulos for all you do to #ENDALZ!

Esther
6 months ago

Thank you for helping #ENDALZ!

Michelle
6 months ago

♥️♥️♥️

Jim wessler
6 months ago

Alz has impacted my family

Lauren Ritchie
6 months ago

#ENDALZ!

Jill Hovanasian
6 months ago

Thank you for all you do for the Alzheimer’s community!

Meghan O'Neil
6 months ago

Thank you for supporting this vision of a world without Alzheimer’s <3

Pamela Schwabe
6 months ago

Thank you for supporting the Alzheimer’s and dementia community!

Melissa Shirtcliff
6 months ago

Thank you for your support in the fight to #ENDALZ!

Nicole Wawrzonek
6 months ago

Great work, you have my vote!

Betsy Gans
6 months ago

The Vermont Chapter is Fabulous!

Amanda Fenoff
6 months ago

So proud to be part of this. Well deserved

Ginny Hanbridge
6 months ago

Thanks for joining in the fight!

Sadie Caccimelio
6 months ago

The Alzheimer’s Association VT does fantastic work in our community!

Mariah Kulkin
6 months ago

Congrats!

Kellie
6 months ago

Such a great cause!!

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