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Monthly E-news Update | January 2014
National Active Retired Employees Association
We are excited to welcome you to the new NARFE monthly newsletter. Since 1985, NARFE has proudly supported the Alzheimer's Association in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, and this monthly resource provides important updates and information to the NARFE community. Your hard work in the fight against Alzheimer's is sincerely appreciated and we look forward to celebrating our successes together!
NIH, NFL team up to explore long-term effects of head injuries
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Football League (NFL) are teaming up on research into the long-term effects of head injuries and improving concussion diagnosis. The projects will focus on a number of aspects of traumatic brain injury, including how chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) may relate to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease. Read more.
G8 Dementia Summit collectively agree to goals
On Dec.11, 2013, Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns presented at and participated in the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit hosted by the United Kingdom, where world leaders acknowledged that the Alzheimer's and dementia crisis cannot be ignored. All of the G8 countries committed to the goal of identifying disease-modifying therapies or a cure for dementia by 2025, similar to the goal laid out in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's in the United States. Read more.
Early evidence of brain changes in infants with Alzheimer's genetic risk
New research on brain changes seen in infants who carry the APOE-e4 Alzheimer's risk gene found evidence of smaller brain volume in areas of the brain that are affected in Alzheimer's disease. This preliminary work demonstrates some of the earliest brain changes associated with genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's. Read more.
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