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Alzheimer's Association Mourns Death of New York Mets Legend Bud Harrelson

Baseball shortstop, coach and manager Bud Harrelson shared his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2018. Following his diagnosis, he was a devoted advocate for the cause.

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"Unforgettable" Stage Play Set for 10 U.S. Cities in 2024

The Alzheimer’s Association and Gdavis Productions team up to shed light on the importance of early detection of Alzheimer’s and reducing health disparities.

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Alzheimer's Association Announces HBI Road Map Strategist Cohort

The Alzheimer’s Association & NACCHO select 10 local public health departments selected as the third cohort of Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Strategists.

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Biogen’s Decision to Discontinue Alzheimer’s Drug

Despite Biogen's decision about discontinuing Aduhelm (aducanumab), the Alzheimer’s Association is optimistic about the future of Alzheimer’s treatments.

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Alzheimer’s Association Webinar to Highlight Importance of Clinical Trials and Research in the Black Community

Black History Month event brings together leaders to discuss strategies for engaging Black Americans in Alzheimer’s and dementia research and clinical trials.

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House Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Renew BOLD Commitment to Dementia Public Health Infrastructure

Legislation will reauthorize the BOLD Act & empower public health departments to improve brain health & support dementia caregivers in their communities.

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Alzheimer’s Association Awarded $25 Million Grant to Enhance Respite Care for Dementia Caregivers

This grant will support respite service providers across the country to ensure services are dementia-capable and provide person-centered care.

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Senate Takes BOLD Step to Strengthen the Nation’s Dementia Public Health Infrastructure

This bipartisan legislation will strengthen the dementia public health infrastructure in communities throughout the nation by reauthorizing the BOLD Act.

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Joanne Pike, DrPH, Alzheimer’s Association President and CEO, Testifies Before Congress on Key Alzheimer’s Priorities

A passionate presence of purple Alzheimer’s Association and AIM advocates attended the hearing to show their support for these bipartisan Alzheimer’s policies.

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Alzheimer’s Association and Society for American Baseball Research Announce Partnership

The Alzheimer’s Association & the Society for American Baseball Research will provide dementia information & resources through baseball-centric sessions.

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Alzheimer's Association Statement on FDA Decision to Hold Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss Donanemab

The Alzheimer's Association appreciates the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) thorough process in reviewing treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

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House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Advances Bipartisan Legislation to Make Progress in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

The four bipartisan bills, including the BOLD and NAPA reauthorizations, mark progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

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House Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Accelerate Dementia Workforce Preparedness

The AADAPT Act will empower primary care providers to better diagnose Alzheimer’s and deliver high-quality, person-centered care in community-based settings.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Key Alzheimer’s Priorities

Four bipartisan bills will grow momentum in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by reauthorizing critical laws set to expire soon.

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New Alzheimer’s Association Report Reveals Top Stressors for Caregivers and Lack of Care Navigation Support and Resources

The 2024 Facts & Figures report also shows the latest national & state-by-state statistics on Alzheimer’s disease prevalence, mortality, costs & more.

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Congress Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on $100 Million Alzheimer’s Research Funding Increase and Continued Investment in Alzheimer’s Public Health Infrastructure

Bipartisan congressional leaders have announced a $100 million increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding, plus $34 million for the BOLD Act.

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Alzheimer’s Association Convenes the Tau2024 Global Conference, March 25-26, 2024

Leading tau experts from academia, industry and government will meet in Washington, D.C., and online to discuss this essential aspect of dementia research.

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The Alzheimer’s Association and MATTER Select Onward as Winner of Pitch Competition

The second annual competition focused on increasing access to quality, person-centered care for people living with Alzheimer's in underserved communities.

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Capacity Building in International Dementia Research Program Announces Awardees

These projects showcase innovative strategies for enhancing research capacity and promise to advance dementia research.

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Alzheimer’s Association Convenes Researchers, Clinicians and Care Professionals for the Latinos & Alzheimer’s Symposium — April 4-5, 2024

Conference participants in San Diego and online will explore opportunities to improve dementia research and practice in Hispanic and Latino populations.

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The Alzheimer’s Association and Rippl Partner to Improve Quality Dementia Care and Caregiver Support

Today, the Alzheimer’s Association and Rippl announced a partnership designed to revolutionize access to high-quality dementia care across the country.

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Alzheimer’s Association and GHR Foundation Commit $4 Million to Extend Prevention Trial in Rare Alzheimer’s

This financial commitment will support a new amyloid removal trial launched by DIAN-TU, one of the world's leading Alzheimer's prevention studies.

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Alzheimer’s Association Honors Sen. Debbie Stabenow with Lifetime Leadership Award at 2024 AIM Advocacy Forum

Vern Buchanan, Nanette Barragán and Elizabeth Fowler received the AIM Humanitarian Award for their contributions to the Alzheimer’s and dementia community.

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The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Makes Second $5 Million Grant to Alzheimer’s Association for Research

The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation made its second $5 million grant to the Alzheimer’s Association to support the Zenith Fellows Awards research program.

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Alzheimer's Association Part the Cloud Grants $3 Million to Develop Innovative Treatments, Bringing Total Investment to $68 Million

Three clinical trials investigating promising therapies for Alzheimer's and other dementias are being propelled forward by the new funding from Part the Cloud.

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Alzheimer's Association 2024 Part the Cloud Gala Raises More Than $17 Million to Fund Cutting-Edge Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

The Part the Cloud Gala is part of a global movement started by Michaela "Mikey" Hoag to accelerate scientific progress in Alzheimer's disease research.

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Alzheimer’s Association Convenes AAIC Neuroscience Next Conference, April 22-25, 2024

AAIC Neuroscience Next showcases research from the next generation of Alzheimer’s and dementia scientists and clinicians.

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Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen the Dementia Workforce Introduced in the Senate

The AADAPT Act will empower primary care providers to better understand and diagnose dementia and emphasize person-centered care in community-based settings.

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Brain Experts Convene in Cape Town to Discuss Emerging Research and Local Applications of Brain Science and Dementia Risk Reduction

Leading dementia scientists, clinicians and health professionals from around the world will gather in Cape Town and online for the AAIC Satellite Symposium.

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Alzheimer’s Association Named the World’s First ECHO Superhub for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

The new Superhub will focus on recruiting, training and supporting health systems and other providers to build dementia care expertise in all communities.

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Senate HELP Committee Advances BOLD Legislation to Renew Nation’s Commitment to Dementia Public Health Infrastructure

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) passed the bipartisan BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Reauthorization Act.

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Alzheimer’s Association Encourages Americans to Take Charge of Their Brain Health

During Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association offers 5 suggestions to take charge of your brain health and join the cause.

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Alzheimer’s Association Partners With Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to Promote Brain Health and Support Families Through Education and Awareness

The partnership will address health inequities and support individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and dementia in the African American community.

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Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes FDA Advisory Committee Unanimous Vote of Efficacy of Donanemab for the Treatment of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

If approval is granted by the FDA, donanemab will be the second traditional approval of an Alzheimer’s treatment to change the underlying course of the disease.

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Alzheimer’s Association Announces New Partnership with the Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ

The partnership aims to reach LGBTQ+ individuals and families with dementia information and support resources.

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Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Provider Roundtable Funds Research Aimed at Improving Care Interactions in Assisted Living Communities

The new study will focus on how improving care interactions between staff and people living with dementia may improve health outcomes and satisfaction.

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