Fighting Alzheimer’s with Awareness and Action

Our Family Alzheimer’s Story

Kim’s father, Stephen Brock, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease in April 2022. If you’ve ever witnessed a family member’s struggle with this cruel illness, you know the heartbreaking toll it takes. The stolen memories, the fading light in familiar eyes, the moments of frustration and confusion – it’s a journey etched in both sorrow and love.

But in the face of this loss, we choose hope. We choose to honor Stephen’s memory by fighting for a future where families don’t have to endure this pain. We believe in the power of research, in the unwavering dedication of scientists and advocates working tirelessly to find a cure.

Join us in raising awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Every donation, every shared story, every step taken brings us closer to a world free from Alzheimer’s. Together, we can turn the tide on this disease and reclaim the light that dimmed too soon.

Inspiration Media Solutions has set-up a fundraising page with the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day. We are also selling Memories Matter stickers to help raise funds. We chose this organization as 79% of the funding they raise goes to caregiver resources and research.

Kim as a child with her father, Stephen

Kim as a child with her father, Stephen

Memories Matter Stickers

Kim designed this Memories Matter #endalz sticker as a way to help spread awareness around ALZ as well as to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. 100% of proceeds will go to the Vermont Chapter.

2.5″ weatherproof vinyl stickers, laminated to withstand water & sunlight.

Purchase the stickers online using the button below and we’ll mail them to your door, or if you’re local, contact us to pay cash. Note: for online purchase choosing $3.50 gets you 1 sticker, $7 2 stickers, etc.

Memories Matter #endalz Sticker
Memories Matter #endalz Sticker on a Laptop

Prefer to donate? Help make an incredible impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s by making a gift to our 2024 Annual Fund Drive. You’ll help provide much-needed care and support and advance critical Alzheimer’s research.

Other Ways to Get Involved

If you’re able, we ask that you please purchase a sticker or donate via our page using the links above. If you’re unable, here are a few ways you con help continue fighting Alzheimer’s with Awareness and Action!

Share this message: Spread awareness within your network and encourage others to join the fight.

Volunteer: Volunteer your time, participate in fundraising events, or advocate for increased research funding.

Alzheimer’s in Vermont

Upwards of 13,000 Vermonters – our neighbors, family members, friends – are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. This number is projected to rise, posing a growing challenge to our communities. But amidst the statistics, let’s remember: you are not alone.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that disrupts memory, thinking, and behavior. While symptoms like forgetting can be subtle at first, they worsen over time, eventually impacting daily living. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, making early diagnosis and support crucial.

Finding Help and Hope

The Alzheimer’s Association is a beacon of support for everyone impacted by this disease. Their 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) and website (www.alz.org) offer valuable information, education, resources, and referrals. These resources can be lifelines for individuals facing diagnosis, caregivers navigating day-to-day challenges, and families seeking understanding and connection.

For Caregivers

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can feel overwhelming at times. Kim’s mom was the main caregiver for Stephen and it was not an easy task. But please know that you are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association provides dedicated support specifically for caregivers. Their online community at www.alz.org/help-support/community offers a safe space to connect with others who understand your journey, share experiences, and find emotional and practical support.

 

2023 Alzheimer’s Statistics

1 in 3

seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer & prostate cancer combined.

Over 11 million

Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Only 4 in 10

Americans talk to their doctor right away when experiencing early memory or cognitive loss.

The lifetime risk for Alzheimer’s at age 45 is

1 in 5

for women

1 in 10

for men

Together, We Can Fight

While there is no current cure, research advancements offer hope for the future. For the first time, we have treatments that can change the course of Alzheimer’s. By sharing information, raising awareness, and supporting organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association, we can empower individuals and families facing this challenge. Together, we can ensure that no one walks this path alone and that a cure for Alzheimer’s becomes a reality.

Let’s stand together, shoulder-to-shoulder, against Alzheimer’s in Vermont. With collective action and unwavering support, we can pave the way for a brighter future.

Remember, you are not alone. Support is available, and hope endures.