RECENT NEWS ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
For Chris Daughtry, the Price is Right. The singer appears on "The Price is Right" today to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Click HERE to read the article in the Greensboro News & Record.
University of Tennessee Womens Basketball Coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. She has no plans to stop coachig despite her diagnosis. Click HERE to read more.
As apart of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), which was signed into law in January by President Obama, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the members of the members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services. Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, was among those selected to the Council. Click HERE to read more.
July 16, 2011
Starting today, the name of our annual research conference is now the Alzheimer's Assocation International Conference (AAIC). Formerly the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disase, (AAICAD), AAIC taking place in Paris July 16-21, remains the worlds leading forum on dementia research. Click HERE to read more.
May 3, 2011
Dr. Oz highlighted Alzheimer's Disease on his show and how diabetes may play a role. Click HERE to read more.
April 4, 2011
A vast gene study yields insights on Alzheimer's disease. Click HERE to read more.
March 15, 2011
2011 Facts and Figures Released - 2011 Alzheimer's disease facts and figures details the growing prevalence and escalating impact of Alzheimer's. Includes a special report on early detection and diagnosis. Click HERE to read more.
February 28, 2011
A news release has been distributed by the Journal of Neurology suggesting there is additional evidence that Alzheimer's may be more likely to be inherited from one's mother. Click HERE to read more.
February 18, 2011
A story on Alzheimer research and prevention featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta aired Feb. 17 on the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." Click HERE to read the story.
LOCAL ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CHAPTER NEWS
Alzheimer's Association Office on North Carolina Indian Reservation
The Alzheimer’s Association has partnered with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina to open an office and counseling center. This is the first time the association has had a permanent presence on tribal lands. It will be located in the tribe’s Health and Medical Division Building in Cherokee. While located on tribal lands, the office and center will serve all residents in counties west of Asheville.
Alzheimer's Awareness Month
The City of Charlotte recognized November as National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Executive Director Lori Walker was elated to be in the company of Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon and former mayors Pat McCrory and Harvey Gantt for the proclamation at the Government Center. This proclamation is especially significant since 2010 marked the 25th anniversary of the Western Carolina Chapter. This yearlong celebration started October 8th and will continue throughout the Western Carolina region with various commemorative events in 2011. Raising awareness about the disease is crucial to helping save lives and the Alzheimer's Association is honored by the efforts our city is putting forth to make a difference.