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The Alzheimer's Association® is moving forward with plans to host Walk to End Alzheimer's® safely in person this fall — we hope you'll be there! Register for this inspiring event and join forces with fellow NARFE members who share your commitment to ending Alzheimer's. Your passion and participation help fuel our efforts to advance Alzheimer's care, support and research. Thank you for sharing our vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Alzheimer's isn't stopping — and neither are we. Register now.

Loss of sleep in midlife may increase dementia risk
People who regularly slept six hours or less a night in their 50s, 60s and 70s were about 30% more likely to develop dementia than those who slept seven hours, according to results of a new study. The increased risk persisted even after researchers accounted for genetic risk for Alzheimer's, as well as physical and mental health. The Alzheimer's Association has launched U.S. POINTER-zzz, a U.S. POINTER add-on study that will examine whether lifestyle changes that might reduce Alzheimer's risk also improve sleep. Learn more.

Take care of emotional needs after an Alzheimer's diagnosis
Coming to terms with an Alzheimer's diagnosis and the emotions you may feel can help you move forward and discover ways to live a positive and fulfilling life. We have tips to help. Learn more.

Research links gum disease with Alzheimer's
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 70% of adults aged 65 and older have gum disease. A new study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, a journal of the Alzheimer's Association, suggests that people with more harmful than healthy gum bacteria were more likely to also have higher levels of brain amyloid. Clumps of amyloid, known as plaques, are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Learn more.

Safety needs may change for a person living with Alzheimer's
The need for a comprehensive safety plan to address driving, wandering and home safety issues becomes vital as dementia progresses. Taking measures to improve safety can prevent injuries and help the person living with Alzheimer's maintain his or her independence longer. Learn more.
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