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2014


July 2, 2014
Honoring Alzheimer's Victims from Sunrise to Sunset
- The Connection Newspapers

June 26, 2014
Dancing for a Cause
- The Connection Newspapers

June 15, 2014
DMV Spotlight (The Longest Day interview)
- All the Hits 107.3 FM

June 2014
On the Scene “Beautiful Minds” – photos from Brain Ball
- DC Magazine/Modern Luxury

April 29, 2014
"The Next Word"
- Montgomery Municipal Cable (MMC-TV)

April 27, 2014
DMV Spotlight (Brain Ball interview)
- All the Hits 107.3 FM

March 20, 2014
Women face about double the risk of men for developing Alzheimer's
- FOX 5

March 19, 2014
Alzheimer's disease takes heavy toll on women
- ABC7/WJLA-TV

February 27, 2014
Ben Affleck v. Seth Rogen: Dueling Hill testimonies
- The Washington Post

February 26, 2014
George Mason professor champions shoes with GPS tracking for Alzheimer’s patients
- The Washington Post

February 2014
The New Way of Aging in the Old Dominion
- Northern Virginia Magazine


2013


December 29, 2013

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers Alzheimer’s disease
- Capital Gazette

December 12, 2013
Watch For Warning Signs Of Alzheimer's During The Holidays
- Capital Gazette

December 9, 2013
Prince George’s County celebrates at black-tie gala
- The Washington Post

November 29, 2013
Get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s
- The Fairfax Times

November 19, 2013
District’s first-ever Alzheimer’s plan calls for more services for patients and caregivers
- The Washington Post

November 19, 2013
D.C. Releases Its First Alzheimer's State Plan
- The Washington Informer

November 16, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes D.C. flag football game
- ABC7/WJLA-TV

November 15, 2013
There is some help for Alzheimer’s sufferers
- Southern Maryland Newspapers (Maryland Independent)

November 13, 2013
Look to caregivers for help
- Southern Maryland Newspapers (The Enterprise)

November 6, 2013
Asbury-Solomons offers support for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers
- Southern Maryland Newspapers (The Calvert Recorder)

Fall 2013
Understanding Alzheimer's
- Southern Maryland Health Magazine / Southern Maryland Newspapers

October 2, 2013
The Affordable Care Act and the Government Shutdown
- Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore (internet radio)

October 2, 2013
Walking in Reston to End Alzheimer's
- Reston Patch.com

October 2, 2013
Walking to End Alzheimer’s:  Reston Town Center Walk draws 1,200-plus participants
- The Connection Newspapers

September 27, 2013
Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Winchester
- TV3 Winchester

September 20, 2013
A cause to remember
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

September 18, 2013
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
- Southern Maryland News Net

September 12, 2013
Alzheimer’s disease workshop in Hyattsville
- Gazette Newspapers

September 9, 2013
The Alzheimer’s supper club
- The Washington Post

September 9, 2013
Blondes vs. Brunettes
- The Scene Bisnow

September 6, 2013
Alzheimer's group moves headquarters to White Plains
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

September 4, 2013
Alzheimer's Association opens new local office
- The Bay Net

June 21, 2013
Walking to end Alzheimer’s disease
- TV3 Winchester

June 20, 2013
Local Teacher Raises Money for Alzheimer's on The Longest Day
- TV3 Winchester

June 20, 2013
The Longest Day Events To Benefit Alzheimer’s
- The Winchester Star
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June 20, 2013
Seniors with dementia express themselves, connect with others in drumming circle
- The Washington Post
June 19, 2013
Local man honors father through 'The Longest Day'
- Northern Virginia Daily

June 10, 2013
Dementia considered an epidemic
- TV3 Winchester

May 9, 2013
Customer Service: When Crossed Signals End in Tragedy
- CustomerThink

May 8, 2013
Family of Victoria Kong mourns death of grandmother who wandered from airport
- The Washington Post

May 7, 2013
Missing 79-Year-Old Woman Found Safe
- NBC4

May 7, 2013
Victoria Kong’s disappearance raises questions
- ABC7 / WJLA-TV

May 7, 2013
Tips for Keeping Elderly Safe During Travel
- FOX 5 News

May 6, 2013
Victoria Kong, Missing From Reagan National Airport, Found Dead Near Gravelly Point
- WUSA Channel 9

April 24, 2013
Country music star Glen Campbell, senators honored at Alzheimer's dinner
- The Hill

April 24, 2013
Glen Campbell & Terry McMillan!
- The Scene Bisnow

April 24, 2013

Sightings: 'Rhinestone Cowboy' on the Hill; 'West Wing' actress awards nurses
- The Washington Examiner

April 24, 2013
Alzheimer’s Association Dinner
- Washington Life Magazine

April 10, 2013
Alzheimer's Facts and Figures
- "Transforming Lives" / Montgomery Community Media

March 20, 2013
Manassas woman honored by group
- The Washington Post – Prince William edition

March 20, 2013
Manassas resident honored as Alzheimer's champion
- Prince William Times

March 20, 2013
Alzheimer’s group honors Damascus woman
- Gazette Newspapers

March 19, 2013
Report: 1 in 3 seniors dies with, not of, dementia
- FOX5 News

March 19, 2013
Living and Dying With Alzheimer's Disease
- NBC4

March 19, 2013
Report: 1 in 3 seniors dies with, not of, dementia
- WTOP

March 19, 2013
1 in 3 Elderly Have Dementia When They Die
- WUSA9

March 18, 2013
Alzheimer's Association Honors Oakton's Rick Gow
- Oakton Patch

March 18, 2013
Rick Gow of Oakton honored for promoting Alzheimer's awareness
- Connection Newspapers

March 13, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Association Recognizes Lusby Resident
- Southern Maryland News Net

March 13, 2013
Supervisors press on with fiscal 2014 budget decisions
- Loudoun Times-Mirror

March 13, 2013
Chevy Chase Residents Recognized for Support of Alzheimer's Association
- Chevy Chase Patch

March 13, 2013
Fairfax Station resident Liz Williamson honored by Alzheimer's Association
- Fairfax Station Patch

March 12, 2013
FY14 Budget Debate: VRT, Athletic Fields, Rural Strategy Gain Funding; Library, Nonprofits Cut
- Leesburg Today

February 11, 2013
The Sibling Caregiver
- PBS 'Next Avenue'

February 5, 2013
Survival tips for every Alzheimer's disease family caregiver
- Leesburg Today

January 30, 2013
Alzheimer's Association to host free workshops
-Loudoun Times-Mirror

January 25, 2013
In the Spotlight: Candice Rettie, Alzheimer's Association
- Washington Business Journal




2012

December 14, 2012
Rushern Baker: Prince George's County, Md. Executive, Caregiver-In-Chief For Wife Christa
- WUSA Channel 9

December 13, 2012
Expert speaks about early onset Alzheimer's
- WUSA Channel 9

December 12, 2012
Rushern Baker: Prince George's County, Md. Executive, Caregiver-In-Chief
- WUSA Channel 9

December 6, 2012
Alzheimer's surgery, Johns Hopkins breakthrough treatment
- WJLA / ABC7

November 22, 2012
Rushern Baker opens up about wife's illness
- WTOP


November 16, 2012
Raising awareness, funds for Alzheimer’s Association
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

November 15, 2012
Dementia, Alzheimer’s: Caregivers get answers
- The Northern Virginia Daily (NVDaily.com)

November 9, 2012
Dementia care conference offers support, services
-
Southern Maryland Newspapers

October 26, 2012
Seniors Offered Free Mental Health Services
- WHAG-TV

October 24, 2012
Alzheimer’s group to sponsor dementia care conference
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

October 12, 2012
Teacher union team raises funds
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

October 4, 2012
Walking to End Alzheimer’s:  More than 1,200 sign up for Reston walk
- The Connection Newspapers

October 4, 2012
A memory is a terrible thing to lose
- WTOP

October 3, 2012
Alzheimer’s Association chapter hosts Walk
- The Northern Virginia Daily (NVDaily.com)

October 1, 2012
Shoes are Made for Walking!  Take Part in a Local Fundraiser
- Southern Living – This is Maryland Magazine

September 14, 2012
Fighting Alzheimer’s one step at a time
-
Southern Maryland Newspapers

August 23, 2012
Prince George's first lady's battle with dementia sparks review of resources
- Prince George's Gazette

August 10, 2012
Early-Onset Alzheimer's: Where to get help
-WUSA9

August 1, 2012
Rushern Baker's wife has early-onset Alzheimer's disease
- FOX 5 News

August 1, 2012
Pr. George's executive's wife has early-onset Alzheimer's
- WTOP

June 22, 2012
Alzheimer's Association hosts 'Longest Day' event
-Southern Maryland Newspapers

June 12, 2012
Help for Alzheimer's patients who wander
- WJLA/ABC7

May 25, 2012
Cedar Lane employees honored
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

May 15, 2012
Scientists hunt ways to stall Alzheimer's earlier
- Fox5 News

April 11, 2012
Meslar named 'Inspiring Champion'
- The Connection Newspapers

April 11, 2012
St. Mary's residents honored as inspiring caregivers
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

April 5, 2011
Fairfax residents awarded Inspiring Champions Award
- The Connection Newspapers

March 30, 2012
Alzheimer's group lists Inspiring Caregiver Award winners
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

March 23, 2012
Fairfax couple honored for Alzheimer's work
- Fairfax Times

March 21, 2012
Giannini honored for work with Association
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

March 20, 2012
Alzheimer's toll
- WUSA Channel 9

March 15, 2012
Alzheimer's Association selects two Alexandrians for Inaugural Inspiring Champions Awards
- Alexandria News

March 15, 2012
Local resident honored by Alzheimer's Association
- Sun Gazette Arlington

March 15, 2012
Alzheimer's Association honors Home Instead owner
- The Washington Post, Prince William County edition

March 11, 2012
New report finds an estimated 1 out of 7 people with Alzheimer's live alone
- The Bay Net

March 8, 2012
Rising costs of Alzheimer's
Note:  Click on Part 2 and scroll to 2:50. 
- WJLA/ABC7

February 15, 2012
Urge president, Congress to act on Alzheimer’s research
- Southern Maryland Newspapers

February 9, 2012
Alzheimer's families react with caution to promising study
One Northern Virginia couple that lives with Alzheimer's disease every day is skeptical but hopeful about this week's announcement that a cancer drug has reversed Alzheimer's disease in laboratory mice.
- WUSA Channel 9

February 8, 2012
Support funding Alzheimer's Project
- The Connection Newspapers

January 30, 2012
Plan to combat Alzheimer's is needed
- The Washington Times

January 18, 2012
War declared on Alzheimer's
Nationwide push to find cure for Alzheimer's and to help caregivers.
- WUSA Channel 9

January 17, 2012
Obama implementing plan for effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025
The Obama administration is implementing the first-ever national Alzheimer's plan with an ambitious goal: Come up with an effective treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's by 2025.
- WJLA/ABC7

January 15, 2012
Health and Fitness Expo: Alzheimer's Care 
News4's Doreen Gentzler talks to Victoria Crenshaw of the Alzheimer's Association at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo.
- NBC4

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2011
November 3, 2011 – WUSA Channel 9 – Join JC’s Jewels at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

November 3, 2011 – WTOP – A memory is a horrible thing to lose

October 26, 2011 – The Christian Post – Thousands to Walk for Alzheimer Cure on D.C. National Mall

September 28, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers – Handsome turnout for Walk

September 28, 2011 – Connection Newspapers – Area Residents Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s: 
Walk at Reston Town Center raises money to support Alzheimer’s Association.

September 23, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers – Asbury Alzheimer’s walk strikes a chord with many:  Director says event was largest retirement community ever saw

September 21, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers – A Promise to Help

September 16, 2011 – Alexandria Gazette Packet – Finn Leads Alzheimer's Chapter: A personal mission

September 16, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers – For the cure: Walk to End Alzheimer’s hits Regency Furniture Stadium

September 15, 2011 – Fox 5 News – Pat Robertson says Alzheimer’s Makes Divorce OK

September 13, 2011 – WJLA/ABC7 – Hope for Alzheimer's patients from new study, national plan

September 9, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers – CSM athletes join Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 17

September 7, 2011 – News Channel 8 – Suiting up to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

August 24, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers – Help to End Alzheimer’s

August 19, 2011 – WUSA Channel 9 - Alzheimer's Association's Susan Kudla Finn interview with JC Hayward

August 17, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers – Alzheimer's input forum addresses national issues: Local event part of countrywide planning effort

August 10, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers – Troop collects water for Walk Troop
June 8, 2011 - SoMDNews.com / Maryland Independent - Boy walks to honor late grandfather
May 18, 2011 - Gainesville Times - Alzheimer’s Walk is Saturday
April 19, 2011 - VIDEO and Article - ABC 7 - New Criteria and Guidelines for Alzheimer's and includes interview of Jane Priest, Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter.
April 19, 2011 - VIDEO and Article - FOX 5 - New Guidelines Define Pre-Alzheimer's Disease
April 19, 2011 - VIDEO and Article - WUSA 9 3 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease Introduced
April 6, 2011 - The Dr. Oz Show - Alzheimer's: Diabetes of the Brain?
April 5, 2011 - The New York Times, The New Old Age - For Patients with Dementia, Hands-On Comfort
April 3, 2011 - CNN Health - Discovery doubles gentic clues ot Alzheimer's 
April 1, 2011 - VIDEO - CBS Evening News with Katie Couric - Alzheimer's disease takes a toll on the caregiver: Nearly 15 million Americans provide nearly 17 billion hours of unpaid Alzheimer's care annually. Watch the video and read more here.  
March 30, 2011 - CNN Health - When Alzheimer's Turns Violent 
March 15, 2011 - VIDEO - WJLA ABC 7 - Addresses 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures and includes interviews with Gee Gerke, caregiver and Alzheimer's Association advocate and volunteer, and Ian Kremer, Advocacy and Outreach Director, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area ChapterWatch the video here.
March 15, 2011 - VIDEO - WUSA 9 - Addresses 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures and includes interview with Curtis Porter, caregiver and Alzheimer's Association advocate and volunteer. Watch the video here  
March 15, 2011 - Number of Alzheimer's Caregivers is Increasing, 15 Millions Americans Take Care of Someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Read more here.  
March 15, 2011 - WebMD - Number of Alzheimer's Caregivers is Increasing, 15 Millions Americans Take Care of Someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia 
March 8, 2011 - MSNBC.com - Alzheimer's may start in liver
February 23, 2011 - VIDEO - NBC - Health Check: Diagnosing Alzheimer's 
February 23, 2011 - WUSA 9 - Most Feared Diseases 
February 17, 2011 - A story on Alzheimer research featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta is scheduled to air this evening on "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." Check local listings for program times.
January 27, 2011 - New 'Generation Alzheimer's' Report Calls Alzheimer's Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers. Read more here. Read the Boomer Report, Generation Alzheimer's: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers here. 
January 22, 2011 - Al  Jan's Story: Love and Early-Onset Alzheimer's: Barry Petersen on How the Roadmap of Marriage Is Redrawn by a Disease Affecting Millions for Which There is No Cure - Read more here.
January 21, 2011 - Alzheimer's Association® statement on florbetapir PET amyloid imaging. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee did not recommend approval of florbetapir (Amyvid, Lilly/Avid) injection for imaging amyloid plaques based on the currently available data. At the same time, the committee did vote to recommend approval of florbetapir conditional on development and implementation by the company of a training program for users on how to accurately and consistently read the scans. Read more here.
January 18, 2011 - Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider Alzheimer's test for living patients. The FDA will consider a new diagnostic test that may be able to identify amyloid plaques through PET scans – a type of brain scan – on living patients. Read more here.
January 18, 2011 - The Alzheimer's Association joins the Shriver family and the nation in mourning the passing of Sargent Shriver. Read the Alzheimer's Association statement on the passing of Sargent Shriver here. Read a statement from the Shriver Family and learn more about Sargent Shriver's story here or visit http://www.sargentshriver.org/.
January 4, 2011 - President Obama signs NAPA into law, marking the largest legislative victory in many years for the Alzheimer cause! Read more here
January 1, 2011 - It's Time to Face Alzheimer's - Give a Face and a Voice to Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Association National launched a website for people to share their photos and stories, the faces of Alzheimer's. Learn more, see the website and share your photos and stories here.

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2010

December 2, 2010 - For the first time, the federal government's Healthy People report includes national health goals and objectives related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Read more here.
November - National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month (NADAM) - Learn more about it and how you can help here.
November 2010 - RADIO - WMZQ 98.7 Public Service Audio 
Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter
Interview - Ian Kremer, Advocacy & Outreach Director
Alzheimer's Disease - National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month 
October - Maria Shriver, The Shriver™ Report:
A Study by Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer's Association
Learn more about The Shriver™ Report and other related news here.
October 25, 2010 - WebMD.com - Smoking Linked to Alzheimer's and Dementia 
October 25, 2010 - Archives of Internal Medicine - Heavy Smoking in Midlife and Long-term Risk of Alzheimer Disease and Vascular Dementia 
October 14, 2010 - Time - Attacking Alzheimer's 
September 29, 2010 - Connection - Hundreds Take Memory Walk 
September 21, 2010 - VIDEO & BLOG - WhiteHouse.gov
          White House Briefing on the Challenge of Alzheimer's in the United States
          Preparing the Nation to Better Address the Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease 
September 21, 2010 - RADIO - World News Roundup airs on CBS radio affiliates.
Approximately 8 a.m. (EST) and 10 a.m. (EST)
Local caregiver and Chapter volunteer Gee Gerke was interviewed September 20th by CBS Radio.
Listen online: http://www.cbsradionewscast.com/
Local radio stations:
WIAD-FM  94.7       http://www.947freshfm.com/
WJFK-FM  106.7     http://www.1067thefandc.radio.com/
WLZL-FM  99.1       http://www.elzolradio.com/
WPGC-FM  95.5      http://www.wpgc.com/
WHFS-AM  1580     http://www.bigtalker1580.com/ 
September 21, 2010 - Businessweek - Worldwide Dementia Price Tag $604 Billion: Report 
September 21, 2010 - CNN American Morning amFIX - Alzheimer’s CEO: Disease as an epidemic, financial burden 
September 21, 2010 - Reuters - Dementia costs hit $604 billion in 2010 
September 17, 2010 - SoMdNews.com - Walks and runs held this weekend for good causes 
August 20, 2010 - SoMdNews.com - Alzheimer's disease bonds friends who hope for a cure 
August 16, 2010 - TheBayNet.com - Southern Maryland Memory Walk: Become a Champion in Fight Against Alzheimer's 
June 21, 2010 - GaithersburgMD.gov - City of Gaithersburg: VI. PRESENTATIONS: B. Proclamation of the Mayor and City Council Designating June 20-25, 2010 as "Brain Health Week" in GaithersburgBack to top
May 29, 2010 - News & Messenger/ InsideNoVA.com - Memory Walk benefits Alzheimer's fight
Mary 28, 2010 - Gainesville Times - Alzheimer's fundraiser is tonight; walk is tomorrow
May 27, 2010 - Washington Post - Alzheimer's Association to hold Prince William Memory Walk 
May 25, 2010 - InsideMC.MontgomeryCollege.edu - Participate in Brain Health Week! 
May 24, 2010 - News Channel 8 / Let's Talk Live - The Alzheimer's Association's Jane Priest discusses how your beer belly could hurt your brain 
May 21, 2010 - AARP.org - New Science Sheds Light on the Cause of Alzheimer's Disease 
May 7, 2010 - GaithersburgMD.gov - Gaithersburg Co-Sponsors Brain Health Week Activities 
May 5, 2010 - Fairfax Woman
Local Champions of Alzheimer's Awareness
On the MOVE to End Alzheimer's Disease (article) 
April 6, 2010 - News & Messenger / InsideNoVA.com - Alzheimer's education classes offered 
March 25, 2010 - AskMissA.com - Goals for Good to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association 
March 10, 2010 - NBC News - Minorities face higher Alzheimer's risk 
March 4, 2010 - Gainesville Times - Awareness is the key to fighting Alzheimer's 
2010 - SLIDESHOW - WebMD.com - When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's Disease 
2009 - 2009 Year in Review: Focusing on Alzheimer's disease 
2009 - VIDEO - Voices of Alzheimer's including our own local advocate, Karen Zimmerman 
January 25, 2010 - MSNBC.com / Associated Press - High blood pressure linked to dementia: Hypertension fuels a scarring that can cause Alzheimer's, research shows 
January 12, 2010 - CBSNews.com - "Where America Stands on Alzheimer's" with Dr. John LaPook on CBS 
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2009
December 2009 - WUSA9.com - Boom in Vaccine Research Could Change Lives

November 19, 2009 - NBC Washington - Team Brunettes dominate the field

November 17, 2009 - The Washington Times - Team Blondes take another hit

November 15, 2009 - Kate Michael - Blondes vs Brunettes Season 5 Game Highlights
August 26, 2009 - Gazette.net - The Younger Face of Alzheimer's

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