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    Supporting the caregiver.  Remembering the cared for.

 In this issue:
  • Golf Tournament - Calling All Golfers!
  • Support Group Changes
  • UC Davis Lecture Series - "Time to Wake Up to Sleep"
  • New Federal Act to Expand Activities Related to Alzheimer's 
  • A Special Request - Can You Help?
  • What is "Happenings!"

Golf Tournament - Calling All Golfers!

The 15th Annual Alzheimer's Aid Society Golf Tournament is on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Teal Bend Golf Club.  Get together with your friends and plan for a great day!  You can register ONLINE!!  Or download and print the form and mail in a check. 

A big "thank you" to our title sponsor, Atria Senior Living.  Other sponsors include Bristol Hospice, Carlton Senior Living, and Summerset Senior Living.  Want your organization recognized at the Tournament?  See what sponsorships are available!  We will also  recognize your organization on our website and Facebook page!!  Questions?  Call Max Perry at (916) 996-7202.

Support Group Changes 
Great news!  Golden Pond has expanded their support group to include a group for those with Alzheimer's.  They have also expanded their schedule - the new groups are meeting every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Golden Pond, 3415 Mayhew Road, Sacramento. Contact Sheryl at (916) 920-5050 for more information or questions. 

On August 3rd, the Auburn support group that was meeting at Auburn Presbyterian Church will move to Partners In Care Senior Care, 500 Wall Street, Suite A, Auburn.  The group will continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Stephanie at (530) 613-9611.

UC Davis Lecture Series - "Time to Wake Up to Sleep" 
The August Lecture will be "Time to Wake Up to Sleep and Alzheimer's Disease" by Dr. Kristine Yaffe on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.  Event Flyer (pdf),  Although the event is free, you must pre-register at Eventbrite or call (916) 734-5728.

Dr. Kristine Yaffe is the Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair and Professor Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also the Chief of Neuropsychiatry and Director of the Memory Evaluation Clinic at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.     

This is the fourth lecture in a six part series offered by the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center for the Sacramento Metropolitan Area and communities throughout Northern California. The theme of this year's series is healthy brain aging and prevention.  Check out the Alzheimer's Disease Center website for information on future lectures and see videos of past lectures

New Federal Act to Expand Activities Related to Alzheimer's 
A new Act proposed in the U.S. Senate (S. 2076) and in Congress (HR 4256) will expand activities under the federal Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program.  Referred to as the "Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act" or "BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act", the Act allocates $12 million to expand education about dementia and Alzheimer's, enhance support for caregivers, and more.  Although most of us would agree that more support and research is need, this is first step.  You can read the complete Act online.  Contact your Congressional Representative and our California Senators Feinstein and Harris to encourage them to support this first step. 

A Special Request - Can You Help?  
One of our "Happenings!" readers is asking for help.  She is hoping we have a volunteer who could visit her husband at the care facility.  Unfortunately she has mobility issues and is also taking care of her sister so she cannot visit very often.  He likes symphony music.   If this is something you would like to do, please send us a reply and we will put you in contact with her. 

What is "Happenings!"
"Happenings!" is the our monthly e-mail newsletter for the Alzheimer's Aid Society.  We send it at the beginning of the month so you can stay up-to-date on events and news in northern California.  We will also include tips for caregivers and highlight new scientific research.  Recent issues are available on our website.  You can print the e-newsletter online to include details on links.  Do you have a comment or feedback?  Please reply to this message - we would love to hear from you. 
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