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Monthly E-news Update | April 2014
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More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and more than half of all Americans now know someone with Alzheimer's. As we work together to fight this devastating disease, we are happy to share progress and resources — made possible by the support provided from generosity like yours. Please enjoy and share this month's updates, specifically designed for members of NARFE.
Alzheimer's Association awards largest-ever research grant
The Alzheimer's Association recently announced its largest ever research grant — $8 million over four years — to support the Longitudinal Evaluation of Amyloid Risk and Neurodegeneration (LEARN) study as a companion study to the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) Study, a pioneering Alzheimer's prevention trial that begins this year.
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Alzheimer's Association asks women to share why their brains matter
A new Alzheimer's Association women's initiative has launched in conjunction with the Association's 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. This year's report includes a special section revealing the unbalanced burden Alzheimer's places on women. As real a concern as breast cancer is to women's health, women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer. Realizing the impact Alzheimer's has on women, the Alzheimer's Association is asking them to share their amazing brains in a movement to wipe out the disease. Learn more.
Alzheimer's Association applauds the introduction of Alzheimer's Accountability Act
The Alzheimer's Association applauds introduction of the Alzheimer's Accountability Act, which represents a bipartisan effort to ensure that Congress is equipped with the best possible information to set funding priorities and reach the goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025. Learn more.
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