Locals help those with memory loss

It was seven years ago, at age 50, that Middlebury resident Pamela Smith found herself having what she described as “life-interfering memory loss.”

Smith is Alzheimer’s advocate of the year

The Alzheimer’s Association Vermont Chapter has named Middlebury resident Pamela Smith as 2023 Advocate of the Year.

Annual Camel’s Hump Challenge, a benefit race, scheduled for Feb. 3

The Camel’s Hump Challenge planning committee, in conjunction with the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, this week announced that the 37th annual cross country ski challenge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3.

See a local film on how it feels to have Alzheimer’s

Learn about the disease in a documentary film by a local woman who knows first hand. Plus there will be experts and caregivers there to lead a discussion.

Alzheimer’s conference set for Feb. 3-4

Vermont residents are invited to a free educational conference hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association New England Region for individuals living with dementia and their families.

Skiers take on challenge for Alzheimer’s benefit

Early on in the event’s history, Bruce Beeken’s mother developed Alzheimer’s Disease and the Camel’s Hump Challenge focused its efforts on raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia.

‘We’re Alz in this together’: Meeting brings together those isolated by Alzheimer’s

“My experience is every single time I go out in public and ask people ‘Do you know anybody? Have you experienced this anywhere in your life? So many hands go up,’” Meg Polyte said at a meeting in Middlebury last week.

Letter to the editor: No shame in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

I have Early Onset Alzheimer’s and I’m tired of hiding it. I was diagnosed at 53 after two years of telling my primary care provider and my loved ones that something was wrong with my memory. Eventually I had a meltdown in my office after taking four hour … (read more)

Seniors unite on the road — at last

VERGENNES — It came half a year after originally scheduled, but the Vergennes Union High School Class of 2021 upheld a cherished tradition on Monday — its annual senior fundraising walkathon and visit to their former elementary school.Blessed with sunshin … (read more)

VUHS seniors tackle Alzheimer’s, hunger, isolation

VERGENNES — The seniors of Vergennes Union High School Class of 2021 were excited about their charity walkathon set for Nov. 18. They planned to head out from their school along back roads to Ferrisburgh Central School as a way to collect pledges. The sen … (read more)