Assist with Patient Services at Award-Winning Free Clinic

  Rhode Island Free Clinic (RIFC) seeks senior volunteers with basic computer skills to help in patient services. No medical experience is required. Work with top medical and academic volunteers at our award-winning free clinic in Providence, Rhode Island, to ensure health care for low-income, uninsured adults. Positions include: Check-In Trained volunteers will greet patients […]

Do what you like June 20 to benefit Alzheimer’s victims

The Longest Day is a signature event for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held on the summer solstice, June 20, teams across the globe honor those facing Alzheimer’s disease with strength, heart and endurance. From sunrise to sunset, teams participate by putting their passion to good work — doing what they love, trying something new or selecting […]

“Unforgettable Evening & Auction” set for May 7 at Quidnessett Country Club

The annual Unforgettable Evening & Auction will be held on Kentucky Derby Day, May 7, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter. All proceeds from the event will help to enhance care, support and resources for families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Experience the excitement and glamour of the “Run for the […]

Program targets patients with early onset memory disorders

“Although I have a diagnosis of early memory loss, I am learning to be healthier and have fun among friends who are in the same boat as me.” ~ Early Stage Social Engagement Program participant   The Early Stage Social Engagement Program is offered by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to people […]

Caregivers conference set

Preparations are under way for the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter’s annual Caregiver’s Journey Conference slated for March 31 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. We are excited about the conference, which will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is free to the public, but a fee will be charged for health care […]

Training session is slated

The Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter has scheduled a training session for people interested in learning how to conduct a caregiver support group. The session is scheduled for Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the chapter office, 245 Waterman St., Suite 506, Providence. The fee is $75 for people that will be […]

Brain tissue donations advance research

Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease along with related disorders affect 6 million Americans and are a common cause of death. Brain tissue donation may benefit future generations by leading to a successful treatment and prevention of those diseases and disorders. If you are considering tissue donation: discuss the issue with your doctor or other practitioners […]

Symposium, culinary fundraiser slated

Congratulations and thank you 2015 walkers.                                                            Even our Walk to End Alzheimer’s events are over, our fundraising is still going strong. Just another $50,000 in donations is needed to reach our goal, which will help the Rhode Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association increase programs and services. On Sept. 20 at Roger Williams Park in Providence […]

Caregivers need, deserve nurturing

People that undertake the time-consuming and demanding task of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, frequently ignore their own needs or do not know where to turn for help when they do. • More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and most of those caregivers are immediate […]

Tanzi’s research rocks

Ending Alzheimer’s disease by 2025: Is that possible? “I’m very optimistic,” says Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., a world-renown researcher on the dreaded disease and a Cranston native. He will explain his optimism during a talk here next month and sign copies of “Super Brain,” the New York Times bestseller co-written with Deepak Chopra. And he […]