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Millennial: not just another dirty word.

Millennial has become a dirty word. Millennial motions key words like entitled, inpatient, narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused, lazy. My experience with this generation since moving to Columbus, Ohio has been quite the opposite.  I think much of the unsettled nature in the workplace comes from the need to have purpose. Young people want to not only…
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Caregiver Resources

As November comes to a close, we wanted to send a special thank you to the family caregivers who dedicate their time taking care of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Caregiving for a loved one can be overwhelming and drastically affect the life of a caregiver. 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter…
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Mission Moment: October

Maya Gosztyla, a member of the Junior Committee and current undergraduate student at the Ohio State University, created a blog, AlzScience, which interprets the latest Alzheimer’s research into reader friendly blog posts. Each month at our Junior Committee meeting, Maya shares this information with us during the Mission Moment. The two topics Maya discussed in October’s…
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Blondes vs. Brunettes 2016 Recap: Leaving it all on the field

This year’s Blondes vs. Brunettes season was one for the record books. Six months of planning, weeks of training camps and practices, countless happy hours and fundraising, plus more players than ever before, came together for the ultimate showdown on June 25, 2015 at St. Francis DeSales High School. The result? The Brunettes won out…
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Relieving Guilt Through Action

To continue in the theme of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, one of our members, Annie Hutter, shares an incredible, honest look into the effects the disease has had on her and her family on a very personal level as well as how getting involved in the fight to end Alzheimer’s with the Junior Committee…
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Where’s Our Cure to Alzheimer’s Disease?

In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, one of our amazing members, Maya Gosztyla, explores the state of Alzheimer’s research in our latest blog post.   About Maya: Maya Gosztyla is a rising junior at the Ohio State University, where she is pursuing her B.S. in Neuroscience and Molecular Genetics. She has been involved with the…
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The Man Who Wasn’t There: What Exactly is Alzheimer’s Disease?

In this post from Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community, we explore how the deterioration of the brain through Alzheimer’s begins to affect personality and who an individual is. This is a repost from Dogwood Forest where it was originally shared by Kia Crawford on their blog in April 2016. About Kia: Kia Crawford graduated magna cum…
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Millennial Generation Moon Shot

As a millennial, how can you help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? One of our members, James Balch, challenges our generation to take action toward ending Alzheimer’s.     About James: James is an active member of the Junior Committee. Professionally, he is a consultant for Pemco & Co, LLC. His aunt suffers from Alzheimer’s…
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Recapping this year’s Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum

Earlier this month, the Junior Committee sent a group to DC to paint Capitol Hill purple for the Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum. Our Education and Advocacy Chair, Hayley Jones, recaps the experience here! About Hayley: Hayley Jones has been an active member of the Junior Committee since February 2013 and is currently serving her second term as the…
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Crowdfunding 101

Whether you’re raising money to attend the National Alzheimer’s Forum in DC next month, fundraising to play Blondes vs. Brunettes or looking for some tips for your Walk to End ALZ team, these valuable crowdfunding tips can help! Our very own Central Ohio Junior Committee Board Chair, Kristin Dahlquist, shares how crowdfunding has helped her and…
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