Alzheimer's Association

Tracy Wagoner has walked to cure Alzheimer's, raised money to cure this disease, and gathered friends and family to help eradicate this health issue.  She was nominated to and won a spot as a member of the "Purple Profiles of Courage" team.  Stacy stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the Nebraska Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, how it has impacted her life, and how everyone can get involved.

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Visiting Angels Living Assistance Service is Hosting the first annual “Skate to End Alzheimer’s” on Saturday, August 24, 2019  at Grover Ice Arena, 6171 Grover Street, Omaha, NE 68106. 

There will be two Drop–In Hockey Skates at 10:15am to 11:15am and 11:30am to 12:30pm followed by a Public Skate from 4:15pm to 6:15pm.  All Skates are a "Free–Will" Donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visiting Angel owner and recreational hockey player, Phil Labadie, chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the event, the very generous hockey community, and the hope to turn this event into an annual tradition that raises funds for the Nebraska Alzheimer’s Association.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 8 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. 

Jake Panowicz, Executive Officer for Physmed and Serene Care Hospice, is the presenting sponsor of the 2019 Omaha Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Carolyn Ashton is a member of the Omaha and Sarpy County planning committees.  They both join Mike Hogan “Live & Local” to discuss why they are so passionate about supporting the Alzheimer's Association, and what each of us can do to help find a cure and fund help for those who need it.

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Sherri Obermiller is the chair of the Alzheimer's Association's The Longest Day signature event here in Nebraska.  This means that she and her committee grow the number of teams that engage in The Longest Day efforts, and she also participates in fundraising and raising awareness of Alzheimer's by having her own team. 

Sherri stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about how the program works, how folks can get involved, and how Alzheimer's has touched the lives of almost everyone...Including her.

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The Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter serves statewide.  They help all those facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by providing support groups and educational resources, while advancing crucial research and public policy initiatives.

Public Policy Manager Terry Streetman chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" with an update of what was accomplished during this past unicameral session, what was left on the table, and what is on the horizon from a federal government standpoint.

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Sue McCann, chair for the Omaha "Walk to End Alzheimer’s," joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to speak to the reasons why she decided to chair and chat about her personal connection to the disease.  As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, Sue shares how women are affected by dementia.

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Friday, April 19th is the Alzheimer’s Association-(Nebraska Chapter) Dementia Care Conference.  This conference provides resources and information to make caring for a loved one just a little easier.

Summer Sargent, a volunteer at the Alzheimer’s Association-(Nebraska Chapter), joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the conference and the trials of being a care-giver to a dementia patient. 

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Nebraska Alzheimer's Advocacy Day is a chance to meet face-to-face with elected officials to discuss Alzheimer’s disease and its impact in Nebraska, share your personal story of how Alzheimer’s has impacted your life, and make strategic requests of state policymakers.

Terry Streetman, Public Policy Manager for the Alzheimer's Association-Nebraska Chapter, chats with Mike Hogan about the upcoming State Advocacy Day and current legislation the Alzheimer's Association is supporting at the state level.  

You can participate on this exciting day as people gather at the capitol, DRESSED IN PURPLE, to show  elected officials how many Nebraskans are impacted by Alzheimer's disease.

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Max I. Walker announces the submission date of finalized designs for the Dress Flip 2019.  Five local fashion designers each chose several dresses from the Ultra Chic Boutique dress sale inventory in November 2018, and have been working diligently for weeks to deconstruct those garments and use their creativity to “flip” them into one completely new dress. The designers will drop off their finished designs between 5 and 6 pm 1/21/2019 at the Max I. Walker located at 15825 West Maple Road in Omaha.

Three notable designers who have previously shown their collections at Omaha Fashion Week are competing in the Dress Flip 2019: Agustin M. Delgado, Hannah Hidalgo and Masey Ringlein. Last year’s contest winner, Lynlee Medhi, will compete again this year, with another previous Dress Flip contestant and Project Runway applicant Sabrina Ree-Feller rounding out the five contestants.

Steph Dorland and Casey Walker of Max I. Walker chat with Mike Hogan at KIOS-FM about the Dress Flip, the Ultra Chic Boutique, and how Alzheimer's hits us all close to home.  More information can be found at

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month has kicked off and it appropriately coincides with National Family Caregiver Month.  On 11/15/18, there will be a ceremony at the state capitol to celebrate family caregivers. 

The Alzheimer's Association, Nebraska Chapter has resources for family caregivers.  Program Director Clayton Freeman chats with Mike Hogan live in the KIOS studios about the resources and, more importantly, the hope available to families dealing with Alzheimer's.

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The Nebraska Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association recently announced eleven 2019 Purple Profiles of Courage spokespersons for the state. 

Alzheimer's Associations Nationwide Observing "The Longest Day" Today

Jun 21, 2018

On this summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association is observing its annual summer fundraising and awareness-raising event – The Longest Day.

Terry Streetman, Development Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association/ Nebraska Chapter, says when you are dealing with Alzheimer’s, every day can feel like the longest day. He says The Longest Day is all about love -- doing something to show love for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.