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Together We Saved The Alzheimer’s Stamp


Kathy Siggins and Lynda Everman are thrilled to share the welcome news that, thanks to YOUR advocacy, the US Postal Service has reinstated sales of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Semipostal Stamp effective October 5, 2020:  https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2020/0904-alzheimer-semipostal-fundraising-stamp-returning.htm

Before it was withdrawn in November 2019, over 8.2 million stamps were sold raising $1,061,777 for NIH supported research to advance better treatments, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. 

We’re grateful to all who took the time to advocate for this program. The document published in the Federal Register calling for comments to the proposed provisions governing the Discretionary Semipostal Stamp Program clearly noted that the impetus for continuing sales came from caring individuals and organizations in the Alzheimer’s community and our allies in Congress who were unwilling to see almost 492 million stamps needlessly destroyed.

Today’s announcement is a favorable milestone in a multi-year effort by Kathy and me. Kathy has championed this since 1999, leading the charge for the original Alzheimer’s commemorative stamp that was released in 2008 with these words from then Postmaster General John Potter: “With the Alzheimer’s Awareness commemorative stamp, we’ll ask Americans to use the power of mail to raise awareness about this tragic disease. We hope to draw attention to the causes of the disease, the impact it has on individuals, caregivers and society, and how research may eventually lead to treatments that prevent or halt the progression of the disease.”

With today’s announcement, we hope for this and more. Because it is a semipostal, it will raise awareness and critical research funds. Using the Alzheimer’s stamp honors the memory of those whom we’ve lost and signals our support for those still facing the challenges of this most difficult disease.

On a personal note, I imagine most of us have experienced the power of a handwritten card or letter to express support in times of personal distress and comfort in times of grief. I often think of my late husband Richard who, at the end of his life, resided in an assisted living community. He had a dear friend who frequently sent him a card or a short note. These got tucked in the pockets of Richard’s shirts and pants and were pulled out to be read again and again. With each reading he felt remembered, loved, and affirmed.  It was a simple, yet powerful gift, that a decade later I still remember with deep gratitude. With this reissue, we all have the opportunity to reach out in a similar way to someone needing encouragement and can now post it with a fundraising Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp.

Please continue to buy it, use it, gift it, and promote it to help #StampOutAlzheimers!

Purchase Your Stamps:

at: local post office

or online at: usps.com 

Beginning October 5th! 

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I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

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 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

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A Dementia-friendly Worship Guide

Thursday – June 27th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and 26th at 6am Australia

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Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Lynda Everman and Don Wendorf about a new book they are involved with to help address the spiritual needs of those living with dementia.  The book Dementia-friendly Worship: A Multi-faith Handbook for Chaplains, Clergy and Faith Communities  is the first-of-its-kind handbook which enables congregations and faith communities to better serve those living with dementia.   Join us for a great conversion and learn about this initiative and others they are involved in, like UsAgainstAlzheimer’s.

Contact Information for Lynda Everman and Don Wendorf

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Faith United Against Alzheimer’s, a network of UsA2 

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Purchase Your Alzheimer’s Stamps Today, Tomorrow or Whenever You Need Them and Raise Funds for Research

The Alzheimer’s Stamp is available:

At Most Post Offices,

Online at https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/alzheimers-S_564204 

or Call 1-800 STAMP-24. 2


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 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

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USAgainstAlzheimer’s Clergy Network Talks About New Book For Caregivers

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9am EST, 8am CST, 7am MST, 6am PST and 2pm London time.

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USAgainstAlzheimer’s Clergy Network will be join us to discuss their new book released, “Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers”.  Joining us will be: Dr. Daniel Potts, Rabbi Steven Glazer, Dr. Richard Morgan and Lynda Everman. Looking for a great gift for someone with dementia?  Check out Alzheimer’s Music Connect for a variety of gifts.  It’s never too late to bring comfort to someone with dementia.


For more information and resource on dementia and caregiving

go to Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource Center.


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Clergy Against Alzheimer’s Network and Open Mic

Clergy Against Alzheimer’s Network and Open Mic

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We go live Tuesday December 23rd at 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London time.

USAgainstAlzheimer’s Clergy Network will be join us to discuss their new book released, “Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers”.  Joining us will be: Dr. Daniel Potts, Rabbi Steven Glazer, Dr. Richard Morgan and Lynda Everman.

usagainst alz clergy book cover Seasons of Caring_coverTo learn more about our guest by clicking on the links below:

Dr. Daniel Potts – Cognitive Dynamics or Dementia Dynamics

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Dr. Richard Morgan

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Lynda Everman and Stamp Out Alzheimer’s

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Celebrating The Holiday Season. 

Let your voice be heard.

Before another holiday season slips by us, we would love to hear from you.  What are your struggling with during this time of year?  What are you grateful for?  Are you holding to your normal family traditions or have you made some adjustments?

We all know the holidays can be a beautiful and stressful time of the year.  For some, it’s down right depressing.  Here on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio we believe it’s ok to feel a variety of emotions and we want to be a safe place for people to share  and support one another.

Call in at (714) 364-4757 or use the chat box to talk with us.  Together, we can make a difference to improve our dementia care culture.

Need a great gift for someone with dementia? 

Check out Alzheimer’s Music Connect for a variety of gifts year round.

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Help Stamp Out Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Help Stamp OUT Alzheimer’s


Lynda Everman has written to EVERY member of Congress, asking for their help in advancing the proposed legislation for the Alzheimer’s Disease Semipostal Stamp in this session of Congress. As of now we have only 45 cosponsors in the House and 7 in the Senate. If we are unable to secure more cosponsors, we will not have a fundraising stamp for Alzheimer’s research. The following is the latest response she received, underscoring the need for EACH of us to urge those who represent us in Congress to cosponsor H.R. 1508/S. 1091:

“Thank you for your email. The best way to ensure consideration of the bill by the committee of jurisdiction is to increase momentum by securing more cosponsors. I would suggest that the Alzheimer’s organization make this issue a priority and seek support of the measure from their local Congressman/woman.”

Tell Congress We Want A Fundraising Stamp

For Alzheimer’s Research!

Please call the US Capitol Switchboard @ 202-224-3121 & ask YOUR representatives to COSPONSOR H.R.1508 (House) & S.1091 (Senate): To provide for the issuance of an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Semipostal Stamp.

Like the hugely successful Breast Cancer Research Semipostal Stamp which, as of March 2014, has raised over $78.7 million for breast cancer research, these stamps would cost slightly more than regular first class postage, with the extra funds going to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to search for new treatments & a cure for Alzheimer’s & related dementias. The legislation would increase funding for Alzheimer’s research without increasing taxes, discretionary spending or the deficit.

Please call the US Capitol Switchboard TODAY @ 202-224-3121

Ask YOUR representatives to Help Stamp OUT Alzheimer’s!

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Let’s Stamp Out Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio 07/31/12

Lori La Bey Host of
Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Kathy Siggins and her
Husband Gene who passed
way in 1999.

Lynda Everman and her
Husband Richard who
passed away this spring










Our Guests today were Kathy Siggins and Lynda Everman.  Both of these woman have lost their husbands to Alzheimer’s disease and both are huge advocates to improve the lives of those touched by this disease in the future.  They each shared their heartfelt life journeys with dementia and what they are doing now to make a difference.

You can listen tot he show by clicking on the

white triangle in the black circle in the graphic below.


Help Stamp Out Alzheimer’s FB page:


The Capitol Switchboard number


The link to help you identify your elected representatives:


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Tyler Jury with Bike4Alz.Org

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tyler Jury is one of many family member touched by Alzheimer’s disease, but this young man is making a difference!

Join us in a fascinating discussion.

Tyler Jury, a senior at Western Kentucky University, is a native of Elizabethtown, KY.  He is a soon-to-be graduate of WKU with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. Tyler’s passion for Alzheimer’s comes from his experience with his grandfather’s diagnosis in 2005 and eventual death in 2009. Tyler founded Fijis Across America- A Cross Country Bike Ride to Raise Money and Awareness for Alzheimer’s Research- in 2009 to honor and commemorate his grandfather’s life as well as to raise awareness about this horrific disease. Six riders, led by Jury, rode over 3,200 miles on their bicycles through nine states during the summer of 2010 and through their efforts were able to raise over $56,000 towards the cause. This year, a group of men in Tyler’s fraternity at WKU have decided to take up the ride again to continue the fight against Alzheimer’s. Their group is known as Bike4Alz, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter under “Bike4Alz”, or online at www.bike4alz.org

Rick Phelps Founder of Memory People and the newly released CD and BOOK entitled “While I Still Can”  also joined us.  “While I Still Can…” is now available through our www.whileistillcan.net website. You can pay through the paypal account we have set up there.
The Soft Cover and Hard Cover is available for pre-order. There is an eBook addition that can be purchased, just follow the link to xlibris website. The eBook addition is available for instant download.  The audio version is not yet available. It will be coming soon. You will be able to download it or it will be available on CD.  All proceeds go for Awareness.

Last I want to give Kudos to Lynda Everman for sending us this information too!

In less than a week, the Obama administration will finalize the National Alzheimer’s Plan. This is our chance to set the nation on a path to stopping Alzheimer’s & ending the heartache of this cruel disease.

Can you be the next person to make a quick, but critical phone call to support a bold National Alzheimer’s Plan? We need to recruit more cosponsors to influence HHS and provide the support necessary to move it through Congress.

Making your call is easy and only takes a few minutes. Just follow these simple steps to call your Representative and your Senators:

1) Call the Congressional switchboard at 1-202-224-3121.

2) Ask the operator to connect you with your Representative or one of your Senators and you’ll be connected to one of your elected officials’ offices. Check here if you are unsure who they are: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

3) When a staff person answers, ask to speak to the health legislative assistant. Tell them you are a constituent, briefly explain how Alzheimer’s has impacted your life, and ask your Representative/Senator to cosponsor the bipartisan resolution in favor of a strong National Alzheimer’s Plan (Senate Resolution 434 / House Concurring Resolution 120).

Thank you! Together, we CAN make a difference!

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Help Stamp Out Alzheimer’s Disease…Literally!

Lynda Everman has made a personal campaign of writing letters, urging lawmakers and other advocates to join her in asking the postal service to reissue the stamp, as a semipostal.

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Want to get involved

Visit http://www.contactingthecongress.org and write their senators and representatives to ask them to co-sponsor the resolutions, or to call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to them.

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Steve’s Journey with Dementia & Alan Arnette on Awareness

This is a great program with Steve Ponath who shares his personal journey with Alzheimer’s disease.

Today we talked to Steve Ponath, a man recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  Steve will turn 50 years old this September.  He has had memory problems for about 2 and a half years but never really thought much about them until October of 2010. Then he started making the same mistakes frequently.and everything changed… Listen to his story as he shares tips with us as to how we can help someone with dementia by adjusting how we do things.

You can reach Steve on Facebook.  He goes by pony5alive


Alan Arnette, Mountaineer, Advocate and Speaker joins us for the 2nd half of the show to update us on his expeditions for Alzheimer’s and his speaking tour to raise awareness.


In addition we had two callers both advocates for Alzheimer’s disease.  The first caller, was Tyler Jury who is riding his bike to raise awareness for dementia.  You can find out more details about what Tyler has been up to the past two years as well as their upcoming ride at:

For information on their ride two years ago visit


This year’s you can visit



The second caller was Lynda Everman who is helping to promote the semipostal stamp.  Lynda sent me the following information that the real hero behind the stamp is Kathy Siggins.  She was the force behind the 2008 commemorative stamp which, sadly, is no longer available.  Both Lynda and Kathy on FaceBook  so if you would like to connect with them please do so.  Alan Arnette and Lynda have dubbed this HELP STAMP OUT ALZHEIMER’S!

Please help.  Last May resolutions were introduced to create a fundraising (aka “semipostal”) stamp (like the Breast Cancer research stamp) that would raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Please call the US Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to your Congressman and two Senators (Check the link below to identify who they are.) and tell them that you support the semipostal stamp and want them to sign on as a co-sponsor to H.Res. 351 (House) and S. Res. 176 (Senate). Please share this with ALL of your friends! Together we CAN make a difference!


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