WESTERN CAROLINA CHAPTER HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETINGS
In 2011 the Alzheimer's Association held 132 public input sessions around the country, giving the Alzheimer's community an opportunity to shape the development of the National Alzheimer's Plan. Tens of thousands of Americans participated. In the end, the sessions were about more than providing input; they were about affecting change and engaging state and federal lawmakers. The result of the input from attendees became the bedrock for the Plan and helped make Alzheimer's a national priority.
This summer, the Alzheimer's Association is again hosting community town hall meetings that will help to create better public policy, and allow the Alzheimer's community to publicly voice their opinions about what is needed to create a world without Alzheimer's. The National Alzheimer's Plan has been released, so events will focus on ensuring that Congress provide the resources necessary for aggressive implementiation of the plan and that state leaders continue to support the Alzheimer's community through strong policy. Our legislators need to hear from you! Alzheimer's can't wait.
Duke University’s MURDOCK Study – Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease Of Cabarrus / Kannapolis – is enrolling local residents of the Kannapolis and Cabarrus County communities into its registry and biorepository project. The MURDOCK Study is building a ‘bank’ of 50,000 individuals’ samples (blood and urine) matched with their medical history, demographics, and other descriptors that will help Duke researchers and scientists better understand diseases that commonly affect us and our loved ones – cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, liver disease, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and more. Click here to view the list of zip codes that are eligible to participate. More than 6,200 individuals have already volunteered!
Interested individuals who are at least 18 years old are asked to schedule an appointment (704-250-5861 or www.murdock-study.org) for a 30-45 minute, one-time study visit at one of 15 convenient enrollment sites. A $10 gift card is provided to each volunteer for his/her time spent joining the study.