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Alzheimers Research Association

Alzheimers Research Association
CROWDRISE : Sep 26, 2016
Tax ID: 46-5365726
BASED: St Clr Shores, MI, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.alzra.org

Caring for the Caregiver

Would you like to help an Alzheimer’s caregiver? Would you like to help someone who is very likely stressed, isolated, and depressed? You can!

Would you like to help an Alzheimer’s caregiver? Would you like to help someone who is very likely stressed, isolated, and depressed? You can! Even a small donation to ALZRA.org will give an Alzheimer’s caregiver the means for us to hire a trained respite caregiver substitute. To get out of the house. To go see a movie. To take a walk. To go out to lunch with friends. To take a break. To breathe.

On a cold, rainy afternoon in Chicago, Vickie, the sole caregiver for her 87-year-old father, fell asleep on the couch. Her father, she thought, was sleeping in his room. Unfortunately, he was not, and slipped out of the house. Somehow, he made his way from the suburbs to the inner city, his childhood home. Many hours later the police contacted his frantic daughter, telling her that they’d found her father wandering in his old neighborhood.

We’ve all heard stories about Alzheimer’s patients who wander. Most of the time, these people are found safely; sometimes, the stories end tragically. But behind almost every Alzheimer’s patient there is an exhausted caregiver, a caregiver who has become overwhelmed by the responsibility, a caregiver whose own health and well-being is at risk, a caregiver who has become isolated from family members, friends, church activities, and social ties.

For the past 10 years, ALZRA.org has enabled Alzheimer’s caregivers to take an afternoon “off” by pooling small donations to cover the cost of professional caregiver services, which typically cost $50 for an afternoon. Can you help give an Alzheimer’s caregiver an afternoon off? Can you help give an Alzheimer’s caregiver the time to breathe?

Goal: $20,000

To provide thousands of Alzheimer’s caregivers across the country what they need most: an afternoon “off.”

Tax ID: 46-5365726 • www.alzra.org

Fundraisers

Provide Alzheimer’s caregivers across the country what they need most: an afternoon off

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Amount Raised:

$15

 

0% Raised of $20,000 Goal