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April 24, 2013   


NIH's Collins delivers positive news about Alzheimer's research funding

At the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., keynote speaker Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced — in what he termed a unique step — that he has dedicated $40 million from his fiscal year 2013 director's budget for Alzheimer's research.
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Advocates convene for 25th anniversary Advocacy Forum

Hundreds of dedicated Alzheimer's advocates gathered in our nation's capital this week for the 25th annual Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum. They learned, shared and directly appealed to their elected officials for meaningful action on Alzheimer's issues.
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Senate Aging Committee hears testimony on National Alzheimer's Plan

Ashley Campbell, daughter of legendary musician Glen Campbell, who has Alzheimer's disease, was among those who testified before the Senate Aging Committee on April 24. The committee hosted the hearing to discuss an update on the nation's first-ever National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease.
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The millennial generation raises its voice to fight Alzheimer's

Young advocates aged 18 to 35 gathered for a networking session during the Advocacy Forum. More than 40 advocates from the millennial generation greeted familiar faces, made new acquaintances and discussed best practices for recruiting their peers in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
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