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February 13, 2013   

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President Obama includes Alzheimer's in State of the Union address

Last night, President Barack Obama included Alzheimer's disease in his State of the Union address. President Obama referenced the need for smart investment in research: "Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer's." The Alzheimer's Association applauds the president for underscoring the importance of funding for medical research, especially to end the Alzheimer's epidemic.
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Exercise in mid-life may help lower Alzheimer's disease risk

Being physically fit in your 40s may help lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias later in life, a new study suggests. Nearly 20,000 healthy study participants took a treadmill test to measure their fitness levels when they were middle-aged. Those deemed physically fit via the treadmill stress test were found during follow-up to be less likely to develop dementia after age 65 than those who were less fit.
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Changes in a loved one may create concerns that they have Alzheimer's disease. Care consultants at the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline can answer your questions and offer reliable information and support year-round. ALZConnected®, our online community, also provides a place to find support and to share your thoughts and experiences.
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