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2015

How a crash course in public health could lead to a big boost in NIH funding.
(STAT, 12/11/2015)

Advocacy by the Alzheimer's Association is credited for a proposed increase in Alzheimer's research funding of more than $300 million. [read more]

By connecting patients with tech talent, Alzheimer's Association inspires new mhealth tool.
(Medtech Boston, 12/7/2015)

A recent initiative by the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts-New Hampshire Chapter asked participants to exercise their intellectual talents rather than their physical abilities. [read more]

Women create quilt to raise Alzheimer's awareness
(FiftyPlusAdvocate.com, 11/3/2015)

Shrewsbury residents Nina Behm and Peg Harbert and North Grafton resident Lina Dickey created a quilt to be displayed at various Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/ New Hampshire Chapter events. [read more]

Dana Walrath’s Art Exhibit Opens at Alzheimer’s Association
(Armenian Weekly, 10/30/2015)

The artwork of Dana Walrath, artist, anthropologist, and author of the graphic memoir, Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass, will be on display at the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter’s office. [read more]

State partnership calls on candidates to address chronic disease in US
(Keene Sentinel, 10/28/2015)

The New Hampshire Chapter of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease announced Thursday that it would continue to educate policymakers — especially presidential candidates — about its cause. [read more]

State cites nursing homes for misleading ads on Alzheimer’s care
(Boston Globe, 9/16/2015)

State regulators cite more than four dozen Massachusetts nursing homes [read more]

'Honoring Ken'
(Seacoast Online, 9/6/2015)

Local woman fights for Alzheimer's funding in husband's name. [read more]

State puts new limits on memory care advertisements
(McKnight's, 8/24/2015)

Nursing homes will no longer be able to advertise that they provide “memory care” or similar services unless they meet state dementia care standards [read more]

New limits put on nursing home ads
(Boston Globe, 8/22/2015)

Centers must meet state standards to advertise ‘memory care’ [read more]

Alzheimer’s drugs show some promise in recent studies
(Boston Globe, 7/22/2015)

One of 2 treatments cited; Study data warn of possible side effects [read more]

Group faults Mass. nursing home dementia care
(Boston Globe, 7/15/2015)

Says many homes in the state mislead public about extent of services [read more]

When should you take the car keys from an aging parent?
(Boston Globe, 6/21/2015)

It’s the conversation no adult child wants to have. [read more]

Raising Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease
(East Boston Times - Free Press, 6/18/2015)

June is Alzheimer's & Brain awareness month [read more]

Giving Matters: Caring for Alzheimer's Patiently
(New Hampshire Public Radio, 6/13/2015)

The Alzheimer’s Association has provided Brenda Bouchard with a constant source of support and guidance. [read more]

Cohasset man hiking to honor wife, end Alzheimer's
(Cohasset Wicked Local, 5/10/2015)

The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset challenge to raise awareness and funds to fuel the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. [read more]

Alzheimer's Association invites public to breakfast discussion with legislators about disease
(MassLive.com, 4/27/2015)

The breakfast is billed as an opportunity to discuss issues related to the disease with area representatives. [read more]

Dementia care lacks oversight, data show
(BostonGlobe.com, 2/9/2015)

The Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire lobbied for years to win lawmakers' 2012 approval of strengthened laws [read more]

Ludlow police participating in statewide program to help locate missing family members with dementia
(MassLive.com, 1/16/2015)

The town is one of 12 communities in the state which have joined the Silver Alert Emergency Response Program [read more]

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia
(Umass Med Now, 1/15/2015)

When a senior citizen with dementia goes missing, time is of the essence. [read more]

2014

Foggy Days, Sleepless Nights
(WBUR.org, 12/15/2014)

When Alzheimer’s care goes nocturnal [read more]

Alzheimer's Association Launches New Power and Purpose Program
(Charlestown Patch, 12/2/2014)

The campaign launched in the Greater Boston area on Nov. 24. [read more]

Proposed rules would offer new assisted living protections
(BostonGlobe.com, 11/22/2014)

 Changes are aimed at closing gaps that threatened elders’ safety. [read more]

'Silver Alert' registries help locate missing people with dementia
(Cape Cod Online, 10/27/2014)

People with Alzheimer's disease and dementia have a tendency to wander. Now two Cape Cod towns are taking part in a state pilot project to make it easier to find them. [read more]

Westborough resident raises thousands for Alzheimer's in memory of wife
(Community Advocate, 10/8/2014)

One champion's story of the Walk to End Alzheimer's. [read more]

Elder advocates raise concerns on assisted living
(BostonGlobe.com, 9/21/2014)

Residents in Massachusetts assisted living facilities are in harm’s way too often, elder advocates say [read more]

With love from Andover to Colombia
(Andover Eagle Tribune)

Local woman raises Alzheimer's awareness in two countries [read more]

Eaterwire: Alzheimer's Fundraiser
(Boston Eater)
Food for Thought [read more]

News Release from Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter: Local Man Joins the National Alzheimer’s Association Advisory Group [read more]

Massachusetts Passes Measures Taking Aim at Alzheimer's (Digital Journal, 8/1/2014)

Alzheimer's Association hails new bills [read more]

Understanding what is and isn't 'normal' memory loss
(Fox25 Boston, 7/10/2014)

James Wessler, CEO of Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter, discusses the fear of Alzheimer's [read more]

Waltham resident shows ‘spirit’ for Alzheimer’s funding, awareness
(Wicked Local, 7/7/2014)

Guy Sergi of Waltham and his team "That’s Spirit" climbed 4,300 feet to the top of Mount Washington on June 21 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease. [read more]

Medford residents join forces to end Alzheimer's
(Wicked Local, 6/26/2014 )

Vincent de laMar and Zachary Atwell are ready for the RIDE to End Alzheimer's [read more]

Londonderry Resident Rides to End Alzheimer’s
(Londonderry News, 6/15/2014)

Londonderry resident, Greg Ralich, will bike 100 miles in this years Ride to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, July 12th. [read more]

Families, advocates seeking more funding for Alzheimer’s research
(WWLP.com, 5/9/2014)

Caregivers joined health care and social service agencies at Holyoke Community College Friday morning to talk to lawmakers [read more]

For Caregivers, Alzheimer’s Can Be a Life Sentence
(Newsweek.com, 3/28/2014)

The emotional, physical and financial effects on family and caregivers can be severe. [read more]

Is Romance An Option When Your Spouse Has Alzheimer’s Disease?
(WBUR-FM, 3/26/2014)

When can you start to date again? [read more]

Expert discusses increased likelihood of Alzheimer's in women
(Fox25 Boston, 3/20/2014)

The MA/NH chapter's Peter Ham (VP of Programs and Services) discusses the heavy toll Alzheimer's takes on women. [read more]

Harvard team discovers protein that appears to protect aging brain against Alzheimer’s
(Boston.com, 3/19/2014)

Interesting findings from researchers. [read more]

Boston Research Receives $8 Million to Expand Alzheimer's Study
(Boston.com, 3/7/2014)

Grant to Aid Alzheimer's Prevention Research [read more]

Study Finds Fivefold Increase In Alzheimer’s Deaths: Why It Matters
(WBUR.org, 3/7/2014)

Alzheimer's Deaths Five Times Higher [read more]

Study: Alzheimer's Disease Among Leading Causes of Death in U.S.
(WWLP.com, 3/6/2014)

New study shows deaths underreported [read more]

Deaths from Alzheimer's more than reported, study says
(USA Today, 3/5/2014)

Deaths from Alzheimer's may be undercounted, new research says. [read more]

Dementia care standards finalized for Massachusetts nursing homes
(BostonGlobe.com 2/12/2014)

State regulators finalize new rules. [read more]

Heroic Alzheimer’s fight ends for local man
(BostonGlobe.com 1/20/2014)

Bruce Vincent, 51, had gone public with illness [read more]

Mayor Walsh takes steps to aid those hit by Alzheimer’s
(BostonGlobe.com 1/11/2014)

Says his own experience will help to shape his plans [read more]

 


 

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