Alzheimer’s Association R.I. chapter presented Langevin Award

THE RHODE ISLAND chapter of the Alzheimer's Association received the Langevin Award, named after Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., during the Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island's sixth annual awards ceremony held on Nov. 2.
THE RHODE ISLAND chapter of the Alzheimer's Association received the Langevin Award, named after Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., during the Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island's sixth annual awards ceremony held on Nov. 2.

PROVIDENCE – Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island launched its sixth annual award ceremony at the R.I. Statehouse on Nov. 2.

Held each year to honor select Rhode Island-based caregivers and organizations, this year the top prize, the Langevin Award, named after Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., was presented to the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The organization, which is based out of Providence, acts as a support system for caregivers who treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. It provides services including caregiver stress management, confidential support, information and referrals through its 24/7 helpline, care consultation, caregiver support groups, education programs for families and online tools.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.

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