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Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation
Supports Caregiver Education Program
$15,000 grant will benefit thousands of local individuals needing information and skills.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas received a grant from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation in the amount of $15,000 in support of the Chapter’s Caregiver Education Program. This gift will help the Dallas Chapter broaden its outreach to underserved populations within the community, giving families much needed education and support as they care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementias...

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November 1, 2012


Highlights

Brain Games

Beverly Sanborn, nationally recognized Gerontologist and Vice President of Program Development for Belmont Village Senior Living, helps with some brain games to keep our minds sharp as we get older...

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May 10, 2013
Memory Café offers coffee, companionship, peace
Instant Live 8 | wfaa.com

Alzheimer's disease used to be something nobody talked about. But at the Neighborhood Memory Café — which meets once a month at the Richardson Senior Center — Alzheimer's is the main topic of conversation...

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May 1, 2012
Blondes vs. Brunettes Powder Puff Practice
Instant Live 8 | wfaa.com

Blondes and brunettes in North Texas are coming together to tackle Alzheimer's Disease in the 5th Annual Powder Puff Football game. WFAA's Colleen Coyle and Wyatt Goolsby threw on a jersey and joined the team on News 8 Daybreak...

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August 6, 2012
'Grandma Doesn't Know My Name!'
Helping Your Child Cope with Alzheimer's
by Marie Marley of the Huffington Post

Children can be deeply affected when a beloved grandparent develops Alzheimer's disease. They may become afraid, confused, sad, angry, frustrated, guilty, worried, or embarrassed -- just to name a few potential feelings...

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June 8, 2012
Blondes vs. Brunettes Are Starting To Sizzle For Their August 11 Showdown At The Cotton Bowl
by Jeanne Prejean of MySweetCharity.com

Summer is just starting and for most that means heading out for vacations. However for some dedicated.. . . very dedicated young women and men, it means weekly workouts in the late afternoon heat and raising $1,000 just to be in those workouts culminating in the August 11 Blondes vs. Brunettes...

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May 30, 2012
Congratulations to Julio Rojas, M.D., PhD and Kristen Kennedy, PhD
Greater Dallas Chapter Young Research Fellows

The fellowship consists of roundtrip transportation from DFW to Vancouver, conference registration fee, lodging at the AAIC hotel, and an honorarium of $1,500. They will join the world's leading dementia scientists to share the latest thoughts and theories in the field of Alzheimer's disease research.

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May 11, 2012
Got Alzheimer's Disease concerns? We've got the experts.
Good Morning Texas

Watch Good Morning Texas interview our board members, Dr. Mary Quiceno and David Downey.

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April 2, 2012
Alzheimer’s Association offers Unforgettable Tuesdays fun
By Angela Ward | news-journal.com

Richard Klima worked hard to get a kite launched on Tuesday morning, then handed the string to Larry Starr as it soared high in the air.
However, Klima wasn’t an uncle at the park with his favorite nephew; he’s a nursing student who was working a rotation at Unforgettable Tuesdays, a day club for people with memory loss due to brain injury or disease. Starr is a participant in the program.

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March 7, 2012
Can lifestyle changes prevent Alzheimer's disease?
The Dallas Morning News

Researchers agree that the causes of Alzheimer’s have some genetic links, but they aren’t sure exactly what causes the disease or how it progresses. Although a growing number of studies examine how lifestyle choices may affect a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s, medical professionals disagree over the strength of the evidence.

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March 5, 2012
Families asking about promising new drug
CW 33 News
http://www.the33tv.com/about/station/newsteam/kdaf-alzheimers-hope-raised-by-promising-new-skin-cancer-drug-20120222,0,7153504.story

Bronwen Zilmer is like millions of Americans who have been touched my Alzheimer’s disease. Her dad Billy Hayden was diagnosed with Alzheimer's when he was 57 years old. She knows why so many people are so excited about the skin cancer drug bexarotene.

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February 23, 2012
Government Seeking $1T Campaign Against Alzheimer's
CBS Evening News

Government advisors tried to set priorities for a national campaign to treat and manage Alzheimer's disease, which is projected to cost more than a trillion dollars in care by 2050. But as Dr. Jon LaPook reports, the plan does not include any funding.

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January 17, 2012
Partners Adult Day Center
Plano Star Courier: Spotlight on Business by Penny Rathbun

Partners Adult Day Center has a planned program of activities designed
to promote well-being through social and health related services in a homelike setting..

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January 9, 2012


 

 


 

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