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Mass. police increase dementia training
(Boston Globe, 1/9/2017)
New training is part of 40 hours of continuing education that municipal police officers must complete every year. [read more]

Proclara Biosciences awarded Part the Cloud grant from Alzheimer's Association to support development of NPT088 for Alzheimer's disease
(Business Wire, 11/18/16)
Part the Cloud is an initiative that aims to accelerate research on potential new Alzheimer’s treatments. [read more]

New technology can help keep Alzheimer's patients safe
(Wellesley Townsman,  10/14/2016)
It's well known that adult children and others who care for those with dementia at home face a daunting task. [read more]

Walking to End Alzheimer’s
(Boston Globe, 9/26/2016)
WBZ-TV’s Liam Martin, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Broadway actress turned TV star Alexandra Socha (from Amazon’s "Red Oaks") were among the thousands of people who participated in the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday. [read more]

Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's
(WBZ-TV, 9/25/2016)
WBZ-TV story following the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzehimer's in Cambridge [view video].

Walkers gather for annual Walk to End Alzheimer's
(Seacoast Online, 9/26/2016)
On Sunday, about 1,000 of those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s gathered at the Little Harbour School for a three-mile walk through the city to raise funds. [read more]

Nearly 7,000 people participate in Cambridge Walk to End Alzheimer's
(Fox 25 Boston, 9/25/2016)
Thousands of people were united in movement in Cambridge Sunday in honor of their loved ones. [view video]

Walk to End Alzheimer's draws hundreds to Foxboro
(Sun Chronicle, 9/25/2016)
On Sunday, more than 1,600 people from the Neponset Valley area arrived at Patriot Place with one goal: to make another step forward in the fight against Alzheimer's. [read more]

Lexington resident to walk for Alzheimer's awareness
(Lexington Wicked Local, 9/21/2016)
Jeanne Krieger, of Lexington, will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 25 at North Point Park in Cambridge. [read more]

Hopkinton Woman Raises Awareness for Alzheimer’s
(Holliston Patch, 9/19/2016)

Cindy Moss, of Hopkinton, will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Neponset Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 25. [read more]

Jaffrey: Resident walks for Alzheimer’s
(Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, 9/19/2016)
For Jaffrey resident Michelle Asaff the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an important event as the activity director at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. [read more]

Boston Mayor Walsh and the Alzheimer's Association,
Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, Receive Alzheimer's Readiness Award
(PRNewswire, 9/15/2016)
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter were recognized today for their efforts to ensure the city of Boston is prepared for the fiscal and social impact of Alzheimer's disease. [read more]

Needham woman raises Alzheimer's awareness
(Needham Patch, 9/6/2016)
Marcy Leiman will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s. [read more]

Early drug tests show success treating Alzheimer's
as "diabetes of the brain"
(, 8/2/2016)
Half of patients taking T3D-959 show significant memory improvement.
[view video]

Walk planning chair explains plans for Greater Boston Walk
(WBZ-CBS Local Digital, 8/2/2016)
Lance Chapman, Chair of the Greater Boston Walk Planning Committee, discusses the Walk to End Alzheimer's in this video interview. [view video]

Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing
(Associated Press, 7/24/2016)
Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. [read more]

Walk to End Alzheimer's set for Sept. 18 in Andover
(Andover Townsman, 7/21/2016)
The popular purple-shirted walking teams will be in town again in September as the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, hosts its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in Andover. Andover has hosted the walk for several years. [read more]

A ray of light in dementia’s long shadow
(Boston Globe, 6/22/2016)
The Foleys were at the forefront of a growing effort by the health care industry to intervene sooner — an effort designed to help patients live healthier, crisis-free lives at home, ease stress on families, and potentially reduce costs for insurers. [read more]

Longest Day Alzheimer's event comes to Needham
(Needham Wicked Local, 6/16/2016)
Needham will go purple for Alzheimer’s this weekend. On June 18, Needham will be abuzz with The Longest Day – a fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association. [read more]

Westwood residents plan Alzheimer's awareness campaign with lemonade stands
(Westwood Wicked Local, 6/13/2016)
On Saturday, June 18, people driving through Westwood will notice lemonade stands to promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease sprouting up around town and can stop by between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. [read more]

Exceptional Women & The Longest Day
(MAGIC 106.7 Radio, 6/12/2016)
Sue Tabb welcomes two exceptional women and friends from Needham who are joining the tireless effort to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Suzanne Lissy and Margie Levin are working hard to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s and helping spread the word about the crucial services and support of the Alzheimer’s Association, including its upcoming event: The Longest Day. [read more + link to audio]

Woman biking for husband afflicted at age 52
(Seacoast Online, 6/09/2016)

Susan Ernsting of Dover will join the 20th annual Ride to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, June 11 that starts and finishes at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye to honor her husband Paul who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at age 52 in 2012. [read more]

Braintree police executive riding to raise money for Alzheimer's research 
(Braintree Wicked Local, 5/26/2016)

The 20th anniversary of the Ride to End Alzheimer's begins and ends at the Seacoast Science Center in N.H. on June 11. There are ride options of 30, 62 and 100 miles and more than 500 riders are expected to participate. [read more]

Trainer on mission to fight Alzheimer's
(WCVB, 5/5/2016)

A personal trainer on a mission to fight Alzheimer's disease [read more]

The Remembrance Project: Louise Finocchio
(WBUR, 4/26/2016)

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both." [read more]

He’s running to end Alzheimer’s, but fighting it as well
(Boston Globe, 4/13/2016)

Thousands of runners toeing the line at the 2016 Boston Marathon will wear singlets bearing a charity organization’s name. It’s a final effort to raise awareness after they’ve spent months raising money for the cause. [read more]

Pay raise sought for nursing home workers
(Boston Globe, 4/13/2016)

The employees who do much of the backbreaking work in Massachusetts nursing homes are lucky if they make $13 an hour — many make considerably less. Nearly half of those who bathe, feed, and care for residents need food stamps or other government assistance to survive. [read more]

Wareham resident urges Congress to support Alzheimer's research
(Wareham Wicked Local, 4/12/2016)

Barbara Meehan of Wareham joined more than 1,200 other advocates from across the nation in Washington D.C., at the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum April 4-6. [read more]

US Rep Katherine Clark attends Alzheimer's Association symposium in Lexington
(Lexington Wicked Local, 3/28/2016)

On March 23, U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Massachusetts, joined the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library in Lexington for their annual research symposium featuring short talks from local researchers who have received funding from the Alzheimer's Association. [read more]

MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership, Alzheimer's Association to host forum
(Marlborough Wicked Local, 3/23/2016)

The forum will feature speaker Joshua J. Freitas. Freitas is a memory care program developer, researcher and author. He will present on nonpharmacological memory care. [read more]

Alzheimer’s group still strong
(Boston Globe, Letters, 3/14/2016)

The Alzheimer's Association is ramping up its commitment to providing direct care and support to the more than 142,000 Massachusetts and New Hampshire families living with Alzheimer's. [read more]

Framingham resident to run Boston Marathon for Alzheimer's Association
(Framingham Wicked Local, 2/20/2016)

Susan Richardson, of Framingham, will participate in the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the RUN to End Alzheimer’s team for the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter. [read more]


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