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October 2, 2013   

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Harvard fundraiser now raises awareness of Alzheimer's disease

Charlie Collier traveled the country for 25 years seeking donations for Harvard University. Now he's speaking out, as much as he is able, on a topic even closer to him: Alzheimer's. Diagnosed five years ago at age 60, Collier wants people to talk about Alzheimer's and ask him "hard questions" about the disease.
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Making jokes about Alzheimer's is
no laughing matter

Some people who joke about Alzheimer's may not understand the toll it takes on individuals with the disease and their families. One woman writes that rather than kid ourselves about Alzheimer's, let's take a pledge to never make light of this terrible disease.
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The Alzheimer's Store helps raise funds to fight the disease

An online shop for families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias, The Alzheimer’s Store offers clothing, educational resources, electronics, puzzles and more to help make everyday life manageable for people with the disease and their caregivers. Healthcare Products, LLC, will donate 1 percent of the sales price of every product purchased to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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