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February 27, 2013   

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Alzheimer's disease has big impact on working caregivers

More than 1 in 7 American workers are active or former caregivers for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia, according to a recent national poll commissioned by Workplace Options in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association. Among those, only 47 percent were able to work while providing care. As the number of people with Alzheimer's increases, so will the number of unpaid caregivers in the work force.
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On The Longest Day®, it's time to make a difference

Join us on June 21, 2013, for The Longest Day® , as together we honor those living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Organize a team for this sunrise-to-sunset event and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Do something you love — or try something new — to advance the cause.
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Music as Alzheimer's therapy can hit the right notes

Numerous studies have shown the therapeutic effects of music for people with Alzheimer's disease. Not only has exercising the brain via music therapy been shown to increase cognitive function, it may also reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues.
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