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NARFE October

Great news — NARFE member teams participating in Walk to End Alzheimer's® have raised over $64,000 and counting! We're so grateful for your support as we take steps together toward a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Let's keep the momentum going and finish strong. There's still time to register for the national NARFE Walk team* or make a gift directly to one of the teams. Your passion and dedication in the fight to end Alzheimer's makes a difference in the lives of millions facing this disease today and those who will face it in the future. Thank you for all you do!

*The Association will continue to closely monitor CDC, state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees. Please refer to your local Walk website for the latest information about your event.

Too much or too little sleep may impact the brain
Sleeping too much or too little could negatively impact the brain, new research suggests. Study results indicate that people who sleep six hours or less every night had elevated levels of beta-amyloid, a protein that accumulates to form plaques in the brain — a hallmark of Alzheimer's. The study also found that adults who sleep longer than nine hours showed increased signs of cognitive decline. Learn more.

Bathing a person living with Alzheimer's may require adjustments
Bathing a person living with Alzheimer's or another dementia may be challenging for caregivers, especially if the person becomes resistant. Remaining flexible, patient and calm can help caregivers respond to disruptive behaviors. Learn more.

Researcher focuses on community aspects of cognitive health
Born and raised in Nicaragua, Karen A. Dorsman is an Alzheimer's disease researcher, community educator and doctoral candidate. On our blog, she talks about how her culture influences her work, and the future of Alzheimer's and dementia research. Learn more.

Focus on living a healthy life with Alzheimer's
Making choices about how you live your life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another dementia can be empowering. You can take control of your health and wellness and focus your energy on the most meaningful aspects of your life. Learn more.
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