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September 25, 2013   

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Alzheimer's Association applauds NIH for additional research funds

The Alzheimer's Association commends the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for dedicating additional funds to Alzheimer's disease research. The announcement of the increase fulfills a $45 million promise made by Dr. Francis Collins, NIH director, to advocates attending the 2013 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum in the spring and all those impacted by Alzheimer's every day.
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You can still live your best life with younger-onset Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is considered to be younger-onset Alzheimer's if it affects a person under 65. A diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer's means you will face unique challenges when it comes to family, work, finances and future care. But people with younger-onset Alzheimer's can live meaningful and productive lives.
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Supper club serves to connect people with Alzheimer's and caregivers

After a group of people with Alzheimer's or another dementia and their caregivers finished a class where they learned more about the disease, they wanted to stay together. So they started a supper club called the Wild Bunch; once a month, they meet to swap stories, trade jokes and have a good time — and stay connected.
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