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June 19, 2013   

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HHS releases 2013 update to the National Alzheimer's Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update, which updates the first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan issued in May 2012. The update includes a new timeline for achieving the plan's first goal — to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025 — and a review of progress over the past year. The Alzheimer's Association commends HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her ongoing work to ensure a strong implementation of the National Alzheimer's Plan and the inclusion of a timeline to reach the plan's first goal.
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One day can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's

As the sun rises on June 21, The Longest Day®, teams across the northern hemisphere will begin a full day of activities to honor those living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, and to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association. You can participate by following their progress, sending encouragement and donating to the cause.
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New film project shows how caregivers adapt to Alzheimer's disease

David Shenk, author of The Forgetting — Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic, has produced a new film project titled Living With Alzheimer's. Shenk asked four directors to each make a short film to demonstrate how families adapt to caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease.
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