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NARFE's commitment to the fight against Alzheimer's is making an important difference in the trajectory of this disease. Your generous support for the Alzheimer's Association fuels our scientific work to advance research around the world as well as our public policy efforts to increase Alzheimer's disease research funding at the National Institutes of Health. As House and Senate Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees continue to act on important funding measures for FY18, we share not only the latest updates but also our deep appreciation for the ongoing support of NARFE members. Together, we will end Alzheimer's.
There's still time to join the NARFE National Walk team
Take a moment today to join one of the many NARFE teams for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® that have formed in many communities across the country. Our National NARFE team goal is $100,000, and we need everyone's participation to meet this challenge. Walk to End Alzheimer's will award a traveling trophy to the top fundraiser! Watch your email for more information about your leading teams and incentives. Raise $100 to receive a Walk T-shirt*! Our fundraising tools make it easy. Visit to register.

*Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the minimum fundraising established for their Walk. In most instances, this is $100.
Senate Appropriations Committee renews commitment to Alzheimer's research funding
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an additional $414 million increase for Alzheimer's and dementia research for the fiscal year 2018 budget. The Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) and our network of advocates applaud the Senate Appropriations Committee for approving this important funding increase. Learn more.
Research shows potential relationship between eyes and Alzheimer's disease
A new study suggests that early indicators of Alzheimer's may exist in our eyes. This research shows the potential for a simple, non-invasive eye scan that could predict the disease years before symptoms occur. The scientists found that certain abnormal proteins associated with Alzheimer's build up on the retina similarly to the brain. The new findings confirm research previously reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® as early as 2011. Learn more.
Women at risk for Alzheimer's disease may face critical window
Women genetically predisposed for Alzheimer's face a 10-year window when they have a greater chance of developing the disease than men with similar genetic risks, new research suggests. According to the study, "genetically vulnerable" white men and white women aged 55 to 85 have similar odds for developing Alzheimer's except from 65 to 75 years old, when the risk appears to jump for women. The study was the first to derive its population and data primarily from the Global Alzheimer's Association Interactive Network (GAAIN), made possible by the Alzheimer's Association through a $5 million investment to advance and accelerate understanding of the disease and to drive important discoveries. Learn more.
Department of Defense to cover care planning for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias through Tricare
The Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) applaud the Department of Defense's announcement that TRICARE, a health care plan for uniformed service members and their families, will now cover care planning for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. This decision comes after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began covering, through Medicare, care planning for people with cognitive impairments in January. Learn more.
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