Pella Chronicle

CNHI/Southeast Iowa

September 16, 2013

Garden of hope keeps growing

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The residents of Wapello County aren’t alone in their concern, or in their efforts to fight the disease.

“Nationwide, hundreds of communities Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Michelle Kellman, regional director of Alzheimer’s Association.

The association does more than sponsor a walk.

“We are here to help the community,” said Hanna, “with services, education and programs that help pay for different aspects of Alzheimer’s.”

It’s not just the patients who can use the services.

“There are support groups that help the caregivers, where they can bounce questions off each other,” she said. “And there’s the 24 hour hotline. So if you’re having [a challenge] with your loved one at 3 o’clock in the morning, you can call.”

So what would Kellman tell the public?

“We need their help. Through donations, volunteering, advocacy and spreading awareness.”

To see reporter Mark Newman's Twitter feed, go to @couriermark

 

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