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January 16, 2013   

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Registration for the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum is open

Join hundreds of advocates in our nation's capital April 22-24 for the 2013 Alzheimer's Advocacy Forum. Share your personal story, learn about the latest Alzheimer's legislative efforts, celebrate accomplishments and urge elected officials to make a greater commitment to fighting the disease. This year's gathering is the 25th annual Forum — in honor of this historic anniversary, the Alzheimer's Association is providing complimentary registration. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to participate in the nation's premier Alzheimer's advocacy event.
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Federal government launches new Alzheimer's clinical studies

Four U.S. government-funded clinical trials have been announced that will search for new therapies for Alzheimer's disease, including exercise and drug treatments. While these studies are significant, many more valid and necessary investigations aren't being funded. The Alzheimer's Association believes a greater commitment to research is needed if we are to more quickly unravel the important questions about cause, risk, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's.
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Caregivers should resolve to maintain physical and mental health

Like many people, caregivers of people with Alzheimer's may have a difficult time keeping New Year's resolutions. A caregiving expert has a solution: Re-wire your brains to think, "What am I giving myself?" rather than, "What am I not going to give myself?"
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