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 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 Chapter. Watch the videohere.
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.
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 Boomershere.
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.