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Our free online programs cover dozens of topics, including care strategies and Alzheimer's basics.

The Longest Day®

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Thank you to everyone who hosted fundraising activities to fight Alzheimer's. The Longest Day may be over, but there's still time to fundraise through August!

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

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This year, Walk to End Alzheimer's is happening on every sidewalk, track and trail across this country. Because Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting. Neither are you.

Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum

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The Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum is the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease advocacy event.

Support Groups

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The Alzheimer's Association offers peer- or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

New York Rita Hayworth Gala

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The 35th annual Rita Hayworth Gala, will be co-chaired by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and Anne Hearst McInerney.

Part the Cloud

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Part the Cloud — an inspirational event calling on community leaders, business executives and celebrities to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's Association International Conference®

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Take part in the world's premier annual forum to advance dementia science — now a complimentary virtual event.

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Inspire Napa Valley

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Inspire Napa Valley brings together wine enthusiasts and the most exceptional Napa Valley wineries to advance research to end Alzheimer’s disease.

Separate Tables Challenge: Built on the Legacy of the Rita Hayworth Gala

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While our Fall Benefit is not possible this year, we know the fight to end Alzheimer’s does not stop so we’ve launched the Separate Tables challenge.

Tau2020 Global Conference

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Join leading tau experts from around the world in Washington, D.C., for two days of discussions around key issues impacting the tau research community.

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National Family Caregivers Month

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During the month of November, we’re honoring the millions of family members and friends serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers. Join us by leaving your tribute.

In-Store Fundraiser

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CVS Pharmacy locations across the country are supporting the Alzheimer’s Association by giving customers the opportunity to donate at checkout.

Ride to End ALZ™

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Ride to End ALZ is a virtual cycling event that challenges bikers of all skill levels to ride and raise funds for Alzheimer's research.

Marshalls In-Store Fundraiser

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Shoppers visiting Marshalls stores March 1-14 can make a donation at checkout to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

AAIC® Neuroscience Next

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Take part in a global, no-cost virtual conference that showcases the work and advances the careers of neuroscience students and early career researchers.

Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Global Symposium

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Join the global, no-cost virtual symposium on Alzheimer’s disease genes and heredity from the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging.

Alzheimer's Association International Conference

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Take part in the world's premier annual forum to advance dementia science — now a complimentary virtual event.

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

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This year, Walk to End Alzheimer's is happening on every sidewalk, track and trail across this country. Because Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting. Neither are you.

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Alzheimer's disease in the News

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Alzheimer's disease in the News

Resources for Children

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Alzheimer’s disease impacts family life

Wandering - ABC Columbia

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Our own Taylor Wilson share wandering safety tips on Good Morning Columbia.

Rotarians present check to Alzheimer's Association

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The Florence Rotary Club presented a check for $12,000 from their Forget-Me-Not 5k Run.

Cyclists raise funds for A Ride to Remember

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Myrtle Beach community hosts Valentine's Day bake sale to help raise funds for cycling event.

How to keep the Central NY Chapter in your Facebook feed

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Our guide to keeping the Chapter's updates in your Facebook feed.

After Her Mother Died, She Resolved to Fight Alzheimer's Disease With All Her Might

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Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns and The Judy Fund

Recent Cornerstone issues

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Latest Greater Cincinnati Chapter news...

Greater Missouri Chapter Offers a Break From the Routine for Patients, Caregivers

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Cultural and social activity can open doors for those suffering from memory loss. It reduces the isolation for patient and caregiver.

The Longest Day®

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Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s. Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s.

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

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The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Chapter Calendar

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Stay updated on local events, education opportunities, support group meetings and other local resources.

The Longest Day®

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Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s.

Chapter Calendar

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Stay updated on local events, education opportunities, support group meetings and other local resources.

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

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The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Chapter Calendar

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Stay updated on local events, education opportunities, support group meetings and other local resources.

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

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The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

The Longest Day®

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Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s. Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s.

Gov. Cuomo declares June 2018 Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month in NYS

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Proclamation presented to Alzheimer's Association staff and volunteers in a recent ceremony.

Seniors and Alzheimer's testing

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A new report finds a troubling disconnect between some seniors and their physicians.

Pay it Forward: CruZionsville

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Paying it forward with porsches! CruZionsville benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer's Association unites community members to spread awareness

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The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter hosted a Community Forum in Valparaiso.

You've heard of storytellers? These are dancetellers, telling the story of Alzheimer's.

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Dance Kaleidoscope dancers rehearse 'Still Connected.' Early Stage Engagement Program of the Alzheimer's Association provided stories for the choreography.

Awareness Is Aim Of Early Alzheimer's Advisor

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An Indiana woman will play a role in steering the national Alzheimer’s Association when it comes to the disease’s early stages.

Indiana Alzheimer’s Cases And Costs Rise

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A new report finds Alzheimer’s deaths in Indiana are on the rise as well as related costs.

Trinity Hospital Twin City shares Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness facts

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“This disease affects the person who has it, of course, but also the family, the network of caregivers for that person, and the entire community...”

Summit County Public Health and Alzheimer’s Association Release Brief Highlighting Local Figures & R

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Alzheimer's is more than an aging issue—it's a threat to public health.

Four Constituents to Urge Sens. Gillibrand, Schumer and Rep. Reed to Support Increase in Federal Alz

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Alzheimer's Advocates from Rochester and Finger Lakes Region to Join More Than 1,000 Citizen Ambassadors in Washington, D.C.

Rochester City Hall, Rundel Memorial Library Building Go Purple to Honor 400,000 New Yorkers Who Liv

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Gov. Cuomo Recognizes Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in New York State

Rochester City Hall, Rundel Memorial Library Building Go Purple to Honor 400,000 New Yorkers Who Liv

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Gov. Cuomo Recognizes Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in New York State

Alzheimer's Family Focuses on Hope

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Alzheimer's cases are growing at an alarming rate in Arizona, meaning thousands of middle-aged children are now caring for ailing parents.

Voices of Alzheimer's

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Three Arizona couples talk candidly about Alzheimer's and the diagnosis.

Las Vegas poet, Alzheimer’s activist is Nevada senior of year

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Las Vegas resident and Alzheimer's advocate Nancy Nelson named 2018 Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year.

Heart of America Longest Day Fundraiser Raises $40,000

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Congratulations to the 30 teams who chose an activity they loved and honored those they love by doing that activity and fundraised while doing it.

Alzheimer's numbers increasing in Brevard, Florida

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"Alzheimer's is not an aging disease, it's a fatal neurological disease, and we're not supposed to age this way," says Michelle Branham.

Former Hormel CEO Makes Commitment to Association

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The Knowlton family has announced a $500,000 donation to the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

READY2ROLL CYCLING HOSTS FALL 2018 BIKE RIDE TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

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Ready2Roll Cycling is excited to host the second annual bike ride on Saturday, September 15, 2018 entitled Pedal Away Alzheimer's Ride.

Scott Plakon's wife Susie passes from Alzheimer's

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"Today, we mourn the passing of Susie, but forever celebrate her life and legacy," said Michelle Branham, VP of Public Policy for the Alzheimer's Association.

Nebraska Health Professionals Attend the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

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Nebraska Health Professionals Attend the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

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My Connection, My Cause: Taylor Kuzel on what drives her to fight Alzheimer’s

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Taylor writes about why she fights Alzheimer’s as a part of our “My Connection, My Cause” series.

My Connection, My Cause: Allie Jardin on what drives her to fight Alzheimer’s

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Allie writes about why she fights Alzheimer’s as part of our My Connection, My Cause series.

Family consultations: Helping you confront challenges from within your immediate and extended family

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One of the biggest challenges to caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia is also your biggest ally: your family.

Newest Walk Added in Eagle, Colorado, Oct. 20

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With the addition of a Vail Valley location this year, the Colorado Walks to End Alzheimer’s have an ambitious fundraising goal of $2.635 million.

A diagnosis of dementia can't stop Keith

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Anderson man takes on cross-state cycling event "A Ride to Remember" just weeks after his own dementia diagnosis.

Support for caregivers in Orangeburg

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Support groups can be a life line for family members caring for a loved one with dementia.

Disaster Preparedness

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The threat of severe weather can be especially challenging for those with dementia and their caregivers. Check out our practical tips for planning ahead.

Promotores: Community members helping one another

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There is a certain irony to the fact that one of the population groups most at risk for Alzheimer’s disease is among those least likely to seek medical help.

The Storm Within: Protecting Loved Ones With Dementia During Florence

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In the wake of Hurricane Florence, Patty Younts of Pawleys Island discussed the challenges of caregiving through a natural disaster in this eye-opening article.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s® raises more than $235,000 in Syracuse

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More than 1,750 individuals from across Central New York joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s presented by Loretto.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® raises more than $34,000 in Ithaca/Cortland

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Nearly 400 residents from across Tompkins and Cortland counties joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s presented by Cayuga Medical Center

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises nearly $35,000 in North Country

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Nearly 200 residents from across the North Country joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s presented by Community Bank, N.A.

My Connection, My Cause: Cathy Piston on why she fights Alzheimer’s

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Cathy writes about her grandmother and why she is so involved with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as a part of our “My Connection, My Cause”series.

Alzheimer’s Association, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Release Healthy Brain Initiative

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California State Policy Office of the Association Calls on California to Implement Road Map and Address Alzheimer’s Crisis

'Slipping through my fingers'

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Young Greenville woman becomes mom's caregiver – Ali and Jean Strother speak with the Greenville News about what it's like when dementia strikes young.

Community forum at Wooster High School discusses dementia and local resources

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Caregivers seek additional community and professional awareness, education.

Mahoning Valley Save-A-Lot stores join fight to end Alzheimer's

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“Forget-me-not” purchases honor National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

Couple Refuses to Let Alzheimer's Get in the Way of Love

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Alberta and Ernie Cooper are living out their golden years in a home they built 13 years ago near Branson. Alberta is caring for Ernie, who has Alzheimer's.

Volunteers Play Vital Role in Fight Against Alzheimer's

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Progress is being made in the search for a cure.

Disaster Response Information

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Caregiving means preparing for winter in Central New York

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Prepare for winter weather with our guide

My Connection, My Cause: Jared Paventi on why he is in the fight against Alzheimer’s

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Our Chief Communications Officer writes about why he fights Alzheimer’s as a part of our “My Connection, My Cause” series.

My Giving Story: Mary Pat Oliker

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To commemorate Giving Tuesday, longtime volunteer Mary Pat Oliker writes about why she supports the Alzheimer's Association.

The “Doris Dear Christmas Special” Joins forces with The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chap

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Proceeds from the annual variety show will benefit local programs and services

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AWARDS PRESTIGIOUS ZENITH FELLOWS GRANT TO SCIENTIST AT MCGOVERN MEDICAL SCH

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Professor of neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston awarded a Zenith Fellows research grant.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AWARDS PRESTIGIOUS ZENITH FELLOWS GRANT TO BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE SCIENT

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Dr. Joanna Jankowsky, associate professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, awarded a Zenith Fellows research grant.

Baylor College of Medicine experts present latest Alzheimer’s research

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Baylor College of Medicine co-hosted its annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter

Alzheimer's state action plan for Ohio

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Introduction of Senate Bill 348, legislation creating an official Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force to develop a state action plan

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Daughter uplifts mom with dementia through holidays

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Katherine Batchelor of Fairport, New York, cares for her mother Dorothy Kane who lives with vascular dementia.

Lapses forced dementia nurse to face her own diagnosis

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Psychiatric nurse practitioner Kathleen O'Brien talks about her life after being diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

Alzheimer's forums bring together community members and decision-makers

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The Alzheimer's Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region held two community forums on Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss.

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Staff Spotlight

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Teresa Morris joins Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia chapter, as Program Director.

West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Pioneers Promising New Alzheimer’s Thera

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Investigators at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute using focused ultrasound to treat a patient with early stage Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer's Volunteer Crowned Mrs. West Virginia

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Katrina Kappen, Mrs. Putnam County, has been crowned Mrs. West Virginia 2020. A tireless advocate, she is sharing awareness and education throughout her reign.

Marshall Health, School of Medicine to launch Dementia Café for patients, caregivers

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Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will launch a new experience

Former Lobo running Boston Marathon to raise money for New Mexico Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association

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Local Albuquerque man Ryan Mummert is running the Boston Marathon as a fundraiser for the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter Announces “What if You Couldn’t Remember…?

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Social Media Campaign Encourages Conversations about Alzheimer’s and Dementia Using Recent Moments of Black Excellence

Op-Ed: Jeffries Praised For Supporting Alzheimer’s Disease Legislation

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I applaud Rep. Jeffries for voting yes on the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, which was recently signed into law.

Thank you, Rep. Meng for BOLD Support of People With Alzheimer’s

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Thanks to the support of Rep. Grace Meng, the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, was recently signed into law.

Part the Cloud™ Luncheon Raises Nearly $1 Million for Alzheimer’s Association

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Academy-Award winner and Alzheimer’s advocate Marcia Gay Harden shares poignant remarks while leading dementia scientists share latest research update

Alzheimer's Numbers Increase in New Mexico

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The number of New Mexicans living with Alzheimer’s disease has risen from 39,000 to 41,000. Read more...

New York Medicaid spending on dementia care most in the nation according to new report

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New York spends more Medicaid dollars on care for Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias than any other state in the nation.

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Alzheimer’s research and caregivers celebrated at Paint the Night Purple

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Dinner and auction at NEOMED supports Alzheimer’s awareness, research and care

Alzheimer’s Association report on senior and physician awareness finds less than half of seniors ass

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Nearly 220,000 Ohioans 65+ living with Alzheimer’s, expected to reach 250,000 by 2025

Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Forum In New Hartford To Discuss Growing Needs In Community For People

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An interactive discussion about the changing needs of individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and the community’s response.

CNY advocates bring the #ENDALZ message to Capitol Hill

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The AIM Advocacy Forum is the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s disease advocacy event.

CNY advocates reflect on their first Forum experiences

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Two of our volunteer advocates attended the event for the first time and we asked them to reflect on their time in our nation’s capital.

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Neck Scan for Dementia in Development

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Scientific advancement in Alzheimer's and dementia research.

Seniors Largely Ignore Cognitive Checkups

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Very few seniors get tested for cognitive decline, advocates argue they should.

How To Help a Loved One Cope with Dementia

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Navigating life when a loved one has dementia.

Studies in Healthy Older People Aim to Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Learn about two studies studying the affects of cognitive decline in older people.

Pet Ownership Proves Beneficial for Those Living with Alzheimer's

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The benefits of pet ownership.

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Alzheimer’s Association will host forum on addressing Alzheimer’s in Tuscarawas County

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To almost 4 million women living with Alzheimer’s: Happy Mother’s Day

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This year on Mother’s Day, give a special thought for the nearly 4 million women across the U.S. who are living with a unique challenge: Alzheimer’s disease.

Alabama proclaims April 30th, 2019 as Alzheimer's Awareness Day

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April 30, 2019 proclaimed Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

Alzheimer’s Association program for loved ones who wander

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Six out of 10 people with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia will wander. "Prepare for the expected,” by signing up for MedicAlert® + Safe Return®.

Tennessee Woman Shares Mother's Journey With Alzheimer's Disease

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"It's not possible to prepare for any part of this disease. It hits you in stages, and every one has been more devastating than the one that preceded it."

WATCH NOW: Elementary school students collaborate with those living with Alzheimer's

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Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School opens art classroom to include those living with Alzheimer's in a special four-week program.

Pride Month spotlights Alzheimer’s challenges

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Pride Month and it's connection to Alzheimer's disease

Historic Advances in the Fight to End Alzheimer’s by Texas State Legislature

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86th Texas Legislature makes giant strides for Texans dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia.

Fort Worth Man Runs World's Toughest Race to Honor Dad with Dementia

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This summer, one Texas man will run the Badwater UltraMarathon, a 135 mile non-stop run across Death Valley, California, to honor his father.

Alzheimer’s advice as near as a phone, computer for rural Coloradans

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While living in rural America has its appeals, access to healthcare is not among them. There are fewer physicians per capita in rural communities.

The Longest Day and Ohio's plan to take action

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Trey Addison, State Public Policy Director, shares about the Longest Day and Ohio's plan to tackle Alzheimer's disease as a state.

Financial services professional Luna joins Colorado Alzheimer’s board

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The president of Luna Wealth Management, Russell Luna has been elected to the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter

June Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Proclamations

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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and throughout the month communities issued proclamations to officially recognize the month.

Join our 100 Teams in 10 Days Challenge!

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Help us register 100 new Tennessee teams for the Walk to End Alzheimer's!

Keeping the Faith Through the Fight Against Alzheimer's

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Kelly Helton knows faith will get you through a lot of things — that’s a lesson she learned from her grandmother Phyllis Otis.

Top-Selling NM Author Donates Profits from New Novel to Alzheimer’s Association

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National bestselling author Robin Perini has just announced she is donating 10% of her royalties from her latest book to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Join our 100 Teams in 10 Days Challenge! Extended!

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Wes Milligan told us about the experience that connected him to our fight to #ENDALZ. Now, we're joining him to issue a statewide challenge.

Calling businesses of all sizes to Walk to End Alzheimer's

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The Greater East Ohio Area Chapter invites all those who know or have known someone impacted by Alzheimer’s to join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor.

Watch us on Good Day Marketplace

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Good Day Marketplace shares more about our mission to stop the clock on Alzheimer's.

Colorado funding for three innovative Alzheimer’s research projects

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Cutting-edge research that will advance studies for a cure are the subjects of three new research projects being underwritten by the Colorado Chapter.

WATCH NOW: Eleven year old Walks to End Alzheimer's

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Eleven-year-old Grant Wheaton is committed to raising funds and awareness in honor of his grandmother.

WATCH NOW: Colleen Marshall steps up in the fight to End Alzheimer's

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Colleen Marshall shares why she Walks on Daytime Columbus

WATCH NOW: College student raises $50,000 in honor of her dad

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Molly Dierker lost her father and has now raised more than half a million dollars over the years with her team.

WATCH NOW: Greg Murray leads the fight against Alzheimer's

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Greg Murrary announcer for the Columbus Blue Jackets shares his Alzheimer's story.

READ NOW: Alzheimer’s cases up 10% in past decade, affecting 5.8 million people in U.S.

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On this World Alzheimer’s Day Saturday, it is estimated that 5.8 million people are living with the disease in the U.S. alone.

READ NOW: Scientists expand research into Alzheimer’s disease to diversify treatments

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For years, researchers have been guided by one leading theory — that getting rid of a buildup of a sticky protein would ease the mind-robbing disease.

Mississippi Woman Champions Mother Living With Alzheimer's Disease Alongside Carrie Underwood

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Amy Forsyth isn’t afraid of a challenge — learning from her mother, Gail Meindl.

'Don't let it take you down without a fight'

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Family shares experience with Alzheimer's

The Longest Day Volunteer Committee 2020

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We’re looking for 16 leaders, representing the 16 hours of daylight on The Longest Day, to ensure our success by joining our 2020 Volunteer Committee.

Ohio Passes Legislation to Create a State Plan for Alzheimer’s

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House passes Senate Bill24 with a 92 to 0 vote on October 10, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter Appoints New Chair of the Board of Directors

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The chapter’s board of directors also confirms four new board members

Q & A: Biogen to ask FDA to Approve Early Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

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Q & A: Biogen to ask FDA to Approve Early Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Daylight Savings Time & Alzheimer’s

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For most people, the arrival of Daylight Savings Time means an extra hour of sleep, but for people living with Alzheimer’s, it may accelerate disorientation.

Ohio Man Feels Renewed Hope After Being in an Alzheimer’s Clinical Drug Trial

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Ohio man feels renewed hope after being in an Alzheimer’s clinical drug trial

Time Change Can Prompt Sleep and Behavioral Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Time Change Can Prompt Sleep and Behavioral Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Gov. DeWine Signs Legislation to Create a State Plan for Alzheimer’s

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Gov. Mike DeWine officially signed into law SB24, which calls for the creation of a task force to address Alzheimer’s disease

READ NOW: Dublin man with younger-onset Alzheimer’s won’t bow to disease

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Rod Blough and his wife Jennifer share their Alzheimer's story to help advocate for rights for those diagnosed with younger-onset.

Reducing Holiday Stress for Alzheimer’s Families

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How Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Can Prepare for Joyous Celebrations

WATCH NOW: Alzheimer's: Family on the front line

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Spectrum 1 news shares the story of a local Ohio family.

Letter: Thank you, state officials, for Alzheimer’s legislation

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Local Columbus caregiver shares her thanks and gratitude to legislators and Gov. DeWine for the passage of Senate Bill 24

Ohio Representatives introduce dementia training bill for first responders

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Introduction of a bill that will establish training requirements for first responders on how to identify and interact with individuals with dementia.

Legislation to Require First Responders to Get Dementia Training Needed for Those Who Wander

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Legislation to Require First Responders to Get Dementia Training Needed for Those Who Wander

Rochester company to test treatment for Alzheimer’s

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By: Maureen McGuire At Vaccinex, Inc. in Rochester researchers have developed a drug so promising it may be a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer's advocates see experimental drug as a source of hope

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Alzheimer's Association advocates see promise in a new experimental drug developed right here in Rochester.

How a landmark UCLA dementia program could ease burdens in Rochester communities of color

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Telsa Jones Linton of Gates, New York, and Dina Johnson, director of care and support at the Rochester & Finger Lakes Region Chapter, talk about caregiving.

Ohio Brewing Co. hosts Alzheimer’s Association Kickoff Party on Feb. 13

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To kick off 2020 and welcome new participants, we're kicking off The Longest Day at Ohio Brewing Co. on Thursday, Feb. 13.

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter Announces second annual “What if You Couldn’t Rem

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Social Media Campaign Encourages Conversations about Alzheimer’s and Dementia Using Recent Moments of Black Excellence

Hon. Barbara A. Sykes to Chair 2020 Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Executive Director Cheryl Kanetsky announced today that Barbara A. Sykes will be the Honorary Chair for the 2020 Akron Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Association Launches New Health Systems Initiative

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Effort seeks to help New York health systems improve health outcomes and manage costs for people living with dementia

Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer's outgrows location

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Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer's outgrows location.

Alzheimer’s Association adds execs to Colorado board

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Two senior executives from the Colorado business community have been elected to the board of directors for the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Plan

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Learn more about the Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force engaged to mobilize a state response to the Alzheimer's disease public health crisis.

University of Michigan Scientists Conducting Innovative Research with New Funding from Alzheimer's A

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Two University of Michigan scientists receive grants from the Alzheimer's Association that will help fund their research.

Alzheimer's Association's Carl V. Hill discusses caregivers of color, dementia research

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By Sarah Taddeo, Democrat and Chronicle, March 6, 2020

Alzheimer’s conversation includes care for the caregiver

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By Carol Owens, Minority Reporter, March 6, 2020

This Year’s Reason to Hope Breakfast Had Record Attendance

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This Year’s Reason to Hope Breakfast Had Record Attendance

Ohio’s Alzheimer’s Patient Population Projected to Grow 13.6 Percent in the Next Five Years

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New 2020 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures special report indicates the need for more doctors trained to treat dementia patients

Ohio's Alzheimer's Patient Population Projected to Grow 13.6 Percent in the Next Five Years

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State Needs More Doctors Trained to Treat Dementia Patients

Ohio’s Alzheimer’s population projected to grow 13.6 percent in the next five years

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As Ohio’s population ages, the state will need more specialists and better trained primary care physicians to deal with the onslaught of Alzheimer’s.

COVID-19 Remote Operations Statement

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Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, we are implementing the following precautionary measures.

Alzheimer's Association Offers Dial-in Support Groups for All Michigan Residents

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The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter has announced free online support groups in the coming weeks.

Online resources aid homebound Alzheimer’s caregivers

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For 332,000 Coloradans affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has created new challenges. The Alzheimer’s Association can help.

Virtual and In-home Activities for Persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Caregivers and Others Amid

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Explore virtual and in-home activities for persons with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Metro Detroit Grocery Store Hours

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Metro Detroit Grocery Store Hours for residents amid Coronavirus outbreak.

Sheltering in place? Here’s 38 ways to spend time with a person living with Alzheimer's

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Some are social distancing inside with a loved one in various stages of Alzheimer's disease. We have a few suggestions to help everyone enjoy that time.

Someone to watch over you

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At 80, June Ross has seen a lot, and now she’s volunteering to help others.

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's during COVID-19 restrictions

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's is never easy, during this unprecedented times, the challenges are even greater. Two caregivers share the impact.

A Lonely Job Just Got Lonelier

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Dementia caregivers feel the burden of isolation.

Alzheimer’s Association, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Release Healthy Brain Initiative

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California State Policy Office of the Association Calls on California to Implement Road Map and Address Alzheimer’s Crisis

Part the Cloud™ Luncheon Raises Nearly $1 Million for Alzheimer’s Association

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Academy-Award winner and Alzheimer’s advocate Marcia Gay Harden shares poignant remarks while leading dementia scientists share latest research update

Dan Thomas – not your average volunteer

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There are volunteers, and then there are volunteers. Dan Thomas is one of those volunteers who just can’t say “no.”

See the world from your home – caregivers & virtual travel

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Frustrated travelers and others may enjoy some relief, perhaps revisit long-lost memories, and find inspiration for the future in virtual travel.

Ozarks Tonight: Alzheimer’s care during a pandemic

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Jenifer Abreu covers how the response to the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the Alzheimer's Association and the families it serves

Local organization offers support for dementia caregivers navigating COVID-19

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The Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter is making sure caregivers feel connected during this time of isolation

Dementia patients and caregivers face new challenges with COVID-19

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The Greater Missouri Chapter is working to provide resources to individuals who have Alzheimer's or another form of dementia and their caregivers.

Volunteers adapting to virtual technology, helping with dementia support to Michiganders

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The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter has shifted its delivery model during COVID-19 thanks to the willingness of volunteer facilitators.

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Ohio Health Care Association Partner to Help Caregivers During C

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The Alzheimer's Association and the Ohio Health Care Association partner to provide caregiver tips during the COVID19 pandemic

A grandmother’s legacy: a caregiving granddaughter

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Some people truly are larger than life. Margaret Simon was just such a person.

H&S Bakery donates more than 20K loaves of bread to organizations in need

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Bakery provides bread donation for firstline responders

Michigan residents recognized as part of national 2020 Alzheimer's Congressional Team of the Year

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The advocacy team from Michigan's eighth Congressional district has been recognized as the 2020 Alzheimer's Congressional Team of the Year.

Alzheimer’s Association announces Dementia Super Saturday Series to assist Michiganders during pande

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Dementia Super Saturday Series, a virtual education program series to assist Michiganders impacted by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, will be held May 16.

Caregiver Service Corps provides support to seniors affected by COVID-19

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Program provides volunteer caregiver support to Maryland seniors impacted by COVID-19. Click link to learn more.

Alzheimer’s Association expands Denver metro services

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The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado is ramping up service across the state with enhanced programs and services tailored for social distancing.

Outreach helps those who care for loved ones

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By Marcia Greenwood Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Alzheimer's Association advocates for increased resources for LTC

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Executive Director Cass Naugle advocates for increased resources for long term care facilities

Stark County Woman Spreads the Word about the Alzheimer’s Association Without Saying a Word

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A Walk to End Alzheimer's volunteer spreads awareness with COVID-19 masks

Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter launches June Healthy Mind and Body Series

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The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter is pleased to announce its new Healthy Mind and Body Series in recognition of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.

Alzheimer's Association to host COVID and caregiving program as part of Dementia Super Saturday Seri

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The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter is pleased to announce a second Dementia Super Saturday Series installment on Saturday, June 13.

Alzheimer’s Association teams up with U-M, MSU experts for virtual dementia research presentations

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The Alzheimer’s Association will present Alzheimer’s and dementia research updates to Michiganders in June during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.

Blending his passion and true calling: longboarding for Alzheimer’s

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Cody Kohlhagen’s first passion is being on a board. And his true calling is caring for the elderly, particularly those living with dementia

West Lafayette man hiking for Alzheimer's relief in honor of grandmother

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21 year old of West Lafayette to embark on his dream trek of the Appalachian Trail to honor his grandmother and raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association.

One family’s Alzheimer’s story: looking for the first survivor

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For the last 36 years of Teresa Valko's life, relatives from her mother’s side of the family have been living with Alzheimer’s disease at any one time.

Home care workers face challenges during pandemic

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Home care workers have trouble finding PPEs and paying for safety supplies

Why I'm Fighting Alzheimer's on The Longest Day

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My dad’s battle with Alzheimer’s was a roller coaster. With support of family, friends, and the Association, we were able to create lifelong memories.

An unwelcome visitor, Alzheimer’s returns to Greeley family yet again

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When Kim Reddin’s relationship grew serious with her future husband, the age gap didn’t give her pause. But she recognized sometime there could be a price.

Alzheimer's Association to move forward with Charity Golf Outing

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The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter will host the David E. Rutledge Charity Golf Outing on Monday, July 13 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti.

La Asociación de Alzheimer se une a expertos en MADRC, U-M y MSU para presentaciones virtuales sobre

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The Alzheimer’s Association will present Alzheimer’s and dementia research updates to Michiganders in June during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.

Timely story on Middletown residents' initiatives around Alzheimer's

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Kate and Frank Spinella of Middletown want to channel their difficulties into making a difference and creating awareness for everyone.

Outdoor time eases pandemic stress for dementia patients

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The coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for most everyone. But for people dealing with dementia, it has been especially trying.

Ohio Emerges as a Major Model of Collaboration in Alzheimer’s Research as the State’s Alzheimer’s Po

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Ohio is emerging as a major model of collaboration in the area of Alzheimer’s research as the state’s population living with Alzheimer’s grows.

Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter to offer comic-inspired program with DSO and The Henry Ford

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The Michigan Chapter hosts a virtual comic books, history and music program in partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and The Henry Ford on July 13.

Free support groups, programs and services to benefit Michigan residents facing Alzheimer’s and deme

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Free virtual support groups, education programs and social engagement programs for July.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds Grant to Support Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter’s 24/7 H

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The Michigan Chapter has been named a 2020 grant recipient by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds.

Michigan’s Collaborative Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research Community Shows Innovation, Leadership as

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Michigan has some of the most knowledgeable, capable and creative minds in dementia science research.

COVID-19 & Caregiving among free August webinars to help Alzheimer’s caregivers

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The COVID-19 & Caregiving webinar is one of several online classes that will be presented free of charge in August.

Cooking up a cure for Alzheimer’s

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Jacqueline Fowler loves to bake. And she loved her grandpa. Now she’s found a way to combine her two passions.

24/7 help and online resources for patients and families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease

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More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Meghan Lemay joins us with advice for caregivers.

Cyclists raise thousands for Alzheimer’s Association in charity ride

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Locals rode 120 miles to raise money for Alzheimer's Disease research during a charity bike ride.

Hopkinton resident rides to end Alzheimer’s for 9th consecutive year

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Andy Andrews, of Hopkinton, cycled 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research .

Sun's Out, Funds Out Summer Challenge

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Register for your local Walk to End Alzheimer's and raise $100 to earn your event day T-Shirt & an Alzheimer's Association branded beach towel.

Pueblo dental assistant’s alter ego: super Alzheimer’s volunteer

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Angel McClure knows that her husband, Adam, worries about Alzheimer’s disease. It runs in his family. That’s when Angel, and her son Bobby, took action.

Letter sent on behalf of local resident for Alzheimer’s walk

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The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Local researchers weigh in on science behind vaccinations tied to lowering Alzheimer's risk

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CHICAGO, JULY 27, 2020 — Flu (influenza) and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

A Blood Test for Alzheimer's?

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A simple blood test for Alzheimer’s would be a great advance for individuals with — and at risk for — the disease, families, doctors and researchers.

Rhode Island study at center of research around measure of Alzheimer's risk factors in young people

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Risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia may be apparent as early as our teens and 20s.

Impact of COVID-19 on Alzheimer's Research, Long-Term Care and the Brain

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COVID-19 and the global pandemic have caused significant disruption to all aspects of life including Alzheimer’s clinical research worldwide.

Prominent Northeast Ohio Nonprofit Leader Selected to Lead the Cleveland Area Chapter of the Alzheim

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An experienced executive in the nonprofit sector has been appointed to lead one of the largest Alzheimer’s Association chapters in Ohio.

Alzheimer's Association Will Continue Free Virtual Programs in August

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The Michigan Chapter has released its list of August virtual programs.

Alzheimer's Association, Detroit Institute of Arts Partner to Create Meaningful Experiences Through

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Minds on Art will take place Monday, Aug. 24, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Alzheimer's Association Awards Grants to Massachusetts-Based Researchers

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The Alzheimer’s Association announced it has awarded grants to four Massachusetts-based researchers to help uncover new insights into Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Caregiving and COVID-19: Nothing comes easily

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Sam Van Why suspected life would get more challenging when his wife began showing signs of failing short-term memory eight years ago.

Prodigal daughter returns for Aug. 13 Alzheimer’s open house

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Debra Antista-Bianchi goes to Southern Colorado to lead the Alzheimer’s Association office based in Pueblo.

Alzheimer’s Association expands Latinx/Hispanic support in West Michigan

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As community outreach coordinator, Ana Ramos is responsible for outreach to the Latinx/Hispanic community.

Adapting to COVID-19 while caring for fragile seniors

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Providing social connections to at-risk populations in assisted living communities became exponentially more complex when COVID-19 arrived.

DeWine names Task Force to create Alzheimer's State Plan in Ohio

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Gov Mike Dewine appointed 11 individuals to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Task Force.

The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Names New Executive Director

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Meg Barron to further build free services throughout the California Southland and ensure 24/7 support for those facing Alzheimer’s and all dementia

Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Appoints New Board Chair

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The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland has appointed David Glass, J.D., Ph.D, as chair of its board of directors.

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply – Paying back and paying forward

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One Fort Collins-based company is choosing this period of COVID lockdowns to take a stand against another devastating disease: Alzheimer’s.

Reinventing memory care after coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic is causing everyone – and every business – to adapt.

CU Boulder students find connection through Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease isn't typically a popular topic of conversation among college students. Jessica Woodhead is an exception.

Pueblo woman makes Alzheimer’s pilgrimage in honor of parents

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For Colleen Beauvais of Pueblo, the hardest part of the Alzheimer’s journey has been watching the decline of both of her parents.

Coventry man’s commitment to shedding light on Alzheimer’s

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Michael Tedeschi has committed his life to helping support those with Alzheimer's disease, and he began at a time that he never anticipated.

Autumn tips for Michigan residents facing dementia

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As the seasons continue to change amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering autumn tips.

Free September dementia programs and support services for Michiganders

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The Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter has announced its free virtual support groups, education programs and social engagement programs for September.

Alzheimer’s can deprive a home of its peace and comfort

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Home is a place of comfort, peace and shelter to Boulder realtor Leslie Herz, but she knows from experience that it cannot be taken for granted.

Vail Valley Walk sponsor challenges business owners

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What is the best way to thank Pelle Eklund for being the Gold-level sponsor of the 2020 Vail Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s? Give something to your community.

MADRC, MSU Alzheimer’s and dementia research experts to discuss flu vaccines, blood tests and other

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Expert researchers will present the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research on Sept. 23 and 29.

Eagle-Vail-based firm striking back at Alzheimer’s

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“Alzheimer’s can strike anyone,” notes John Halloran, senior manager for RA Nelson. “There doesn't seem to be a filter on who gets picked for this disease.”

Walk to End Alzheimer’s represents a sea of personal stories: Caroline James

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Caroline James worked caring for those with Alzheimer's and dementia for seven years when Alzheimer’s invaded her own family.

Saddle up! Dementia care and horses? It’s a fit.

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It’s not a coincidence that both the staff and the horses at Groundwork Ranch will be decked out in purple next weekend for the Boulder Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Hispanic Heritage Month – celebration and the need for research

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The annual commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Alzheimer’s touches us all

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You don’t have to look too far to find someone affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Empower looks to the future

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Empower Retirement understands that Alzheimer’s disease is one of the biggest obstacles facing our aging population.

Jackson® Joins the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Jackson National Life Insurance Company® will join the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter as a 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Elite Level Sponsor.

“An honor and a privilege” – caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s

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The most challenging thing Wendy Wolfswinkel ever did was also the most important thing she could do: care for her mother who lived with Alzheimer’s disease.

My Wild Heart – a love story Alzheimer’s couldn’t stop

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“My Wild Heart” isn’t a documentary about Alzheimer’s. But the disease is the guest star; a villain lurking in the shadows, influencing the storyline.

Little Caesars – MacPizza Joins the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Little Caesars – MacPizza will join the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter as a 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Elite Level Sponsor.

Brighton Resident Named 2020 Advocate of the Year on World Alzheimer’s Day

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Brighton resident Lauren Kovach was named the 2020 Advocate of the Year today — World Alzheimer’s Day.

Blue Cross and AF Group Join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and AF Group will join the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter as a 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Elite Level Sponsor.

Free October services and programs for Michigan residents impacted by dementia 

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The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter announces its free virtual support groups, education programs and social engagement programs for October.

WindSong exec leads community effort against Alzheimer’s

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After more than a quarter-century career in the automobile industry, Deb Suniga made the decision to sync her work life and her heart.

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Get Involved

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Everyone can help in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Join us!

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The Alzheimer's Association has been involved in every major advancement in Alzheimer's and dementia research since the 1980s.

About

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Events

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Public Health Officials

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Public health practitioners focusing on the impact Alzheimer’s has on the population.

Health Systems and Clinicians

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Health systems, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals caring for patients with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Advocate

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Join hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer's advocates who are making Alzheimer's a national priority.

Volunteer

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Caregiving

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Caregivers face special challenges. Our resources can help at every stage.

Safety

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Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan becomes vital as dementia progresses.

Community

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I Have Alzheimer's

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The right information and resources can empower those with Alzheimer's.

Live Well

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Take control of your health and wellness by focusing your energy on the aspects of your life you find most meaningful.

Resources

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Daily Care

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A person with dementia will eventually need assistance with daily living. Routines and activities can be adpated as needs change.

Care Options

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Deciding on care can be a tough decision. We have information to help.

Caregiver Health

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The best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is stay physically and emotionally strong.

Stages and Behaviors

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Learn about what to expect and what resources are available for each stage of Alzheimer's disease.

Plan for Your Future

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Putting legal, financial, and end-of-life plans in place is one of the most important steps you can take.

Know What to Expect

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Take an empowering first step by learning more about the changes you may experience, and what to do next to move forward with your life.

Programs and Support

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Our programs and services connect you with peers and professionals to help you live your best life for as long as possible.

Treatments

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While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or a way to slow its progression, there are treatments that may help symptoms.

Leadership

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How is Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosed?

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Learn what to expect when visiting a doctor for symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Participate in an Event

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Join us to raise awareness and funds to further the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

E-news

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Jobs

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Public Health

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Public health practitioners focusing on the impact Alzheimer’s has on the population.

Archive 2

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Advocate

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Join hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer's advocates who are making Alzheimer's a national priority.

Caregiving

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Caregivers face special challenges. Our resources can help at every stage.

I Have Alzheimer's

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The right information and resources can empower those with Alzheimer's.

Annual Report

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Use of Funds

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Strategic Plan

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Causes and Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease

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Researchers believe there is not a single cause of Alzheimer's disease. It likely develops from multiple factors, such as genetics, lifestyle and environment.

Visiting Your Doctor

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Get questions to ask and learn what to expect at a visit for symptoms.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

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Your memory often changes as you grow older. But memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging.

What Is Dementia?

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Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and thinking skills.

Education

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CME Activities

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Data Collection

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Early Detection

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Management

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Care Planning

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Support Groups

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Support groups create a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Find a support group near you.

Make a Difference

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Younger-Onset Alzheimer's

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Diagnosis of younger-onset brings unique challenges. Get information and resources to help you plan for family impact, work, financial and future care.

50 Activities

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Brain Facts

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Can Alzheimer's Disease Be Prevented?

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Alzheimer’s prevention has no definite answers yet, but promising research is underway to find a treatment, delay onset and prevent it from developing.

Myths

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Is memory loss a natural part of aging? Do aspartame, aluminum, silver dental fillings or the flu shot increase risk of Alzheimer's? Learn the facts about these

Why Get Checked?

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Read about the benefits of receiving an early diagnosis.

Stages of Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages.

Facts and Figures

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Learn how Alzheimer's and dementia impacts individuals, caregivers and the nation.

Life After Diagnosis

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Learn how to get support and live your best life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

Mixed Dementia

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Vascular Dementia

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Communication and Alzheimer's

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Get strategies to help both you and the person with dementia communicate and connect.

Bathing

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Read about ways to make bathing less difficult and safe for those with dementia.

Technology 101

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Check out this run-down of common tracking technologies and information about emerging trends.

Preparing for Emergencies

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Emergency situations can be especially confusing for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Here you'll find steps to be ready as possible.

Art and Music

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Learn how music and art activities can provide enrichment and self-expression.

Planning for Care Costs

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Learn about common care costs and financial documents you'll need.

Activities

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Learn how to modify activities to enhance quality of life.

Working With the Doctor

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Learn how to plan ahead to get the most out of medical appointments.

Legal Documents

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Learn about important legal documents, including guardianship, power of attorney and living wills.

Paying for Care

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A number of financial resources may be available to help cover costs of care.

Insurance

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Medicare, private insurance, or a group employee or retiree plan may provide coverage.

Medicare Part D Benefits

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Learn about the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan and coverage for Alzheimer's medications.

Traveling

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Traveling with persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias requires planning. Get tips on how to travel safely with them.

Home Safety

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Home safety is critical for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Learn about potential safety hazards and get home safety tips.

Suspicions and Delusions

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Suspicions and delusions — firmly held beliefs in things that are not real — may occur in middle- to late-stage Alzheimer's.

Residential Care

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Different types of facilities provide different levels of care, depending on the person's needs.

Daily Care Plan

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Get tips on organizing the day, planning activities and creating a daily plan.

Hospice Care

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In-home Care

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In-home care allows a person with Alzheimer's to stay in a familiar environment. It also can be of great assistance to caregivers.

Respite Care

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Middle-Stage Caregiving

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During the middle stages of Alzheimer's, the person living with dementia will need a greater level of care.

Dental Care

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Read about how to help a person with dementia maintain good oral health.

Food and Eating

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If eating and nutrition have become a challenge, try these strategies to simplify mealtime.

Dementia and Driving

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Guidance on driving safety related to dementia, vision & older drivers. Includes videos, tips & resources to help you deal with this difficult topic.

First Responders

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Paramedics, police, firefighters and other emergency personnel responding to situations involving individuals living with dementia.

Adult Day Centers

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Anxiety and Agitation

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A person with dementia may become restless or upset in certain places when focused on specific details.

Dressing and Grooming

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Helping a person with dementia maintain his or her appearance can promote positive self-esteem.

Medication Safety

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Use these safety tips to help avoid medication-related problems.

Reducing Stress

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Get Educated

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Overcoming Stigma

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Resolving Family Conflicts

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Dealing with Alzheimer's can bring out many strong emotions. Get strategies to help your family cope.

The Holidays and Alzheimer's

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With planning, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions.

Care Training Resources

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Our free, online programs offer information and practical advice.

Amyloid Imaging Task Force

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The Task Force published criteria for the use of brain amyloid imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis of people with suspected Alzheimer's.

Milestones

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Earlier Diagnosis

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What if we could diagnose Alzheimer's before symptoms started?

Treatment Horizon

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A worldwide quest is under way to find new treatments to stop, slow or even prevent Alzheimer's.

Incontinence

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Learn about causes and how to respond to this common issue in the later stages of Alzheimer's.

Planning Ahead for Legal Matters

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While it's important for everyone to plan for the future, legal plans are especially important for a person with Alzheimer's.

Sleep Issues and Sundowning

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Like changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer's on the brain.

Medicaid

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Learn about Medicaid eligibility and long-term care coverage.

Medicare

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Get the latest updates on Medicare coverage for Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Early-Stage Caregiving

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Early-stage Alzheimer's and related dementia symptoms are mild and the main role of a caregiver is support.

Tax Deductions and Credits

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If you pay out-of-pocket care costs for a person with Alzheimer's, you may qualify for tax benefits.

Glossary

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Social Security Disability

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Learn about SSDI and SSI allowances for early-onset Alzheimer's.

Wandering

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Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.

Grief and Loss as Alzheimer's Progresses

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It's normal to have feelings of loss as your life is changed by Alzheimer's.

Depression

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Identifying depression in someone with Alzheimer's can be difficult, since dementia can cause some of the same symptoms.

Late-Stage Caregiving

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The late stage of Alzheimer's usually requires intensive care. As caregiver, your role focuses on preserving quality of life and dignity.

Repetition

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In most cases, a person with Alzheimer's is probably looking for comfort, security and familiarity when repeating information.

Health Care Reform

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Several provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can help individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.

Caregiver Stress

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Learn 10 symptoms of caregiver stress and get tips to avoid burnout.

Changes to Your Relationship

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As Alzheimer's progresses, there are still ways to connect.

Hallucinations

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Some hallucinations may be frightening to a person with Alzheimer's, while others may involve ordinary visions from the past.

Memory Loss and Confusion

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Those with Alzheimer's may not remember familiar people, places or things in the later stages of the disease.

Caregiver Depression

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Learn about symptoms, treatment, coping tips and when to see a physician.

Aggression and Anger

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Aggressive behaviors can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation.

Just Diagnosed

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Brain Donation

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Brain Donation | Alzheimer's Association

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Online Tools

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Funded Studies

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Search abstracts from studies funded through our grants program.

About Our Grants

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Our International Research Grant Program funds investigations to advance our understanding of Alzheimer's.

Process and Timeline

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Learn how to apply for a grant.

Our Impact

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Is Alzheimer's Genetic?

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Family history is not necessary for an individual to develop Alzheimer’s or other dementias, but scientists know genetics (hereditary factors) are involved.

Make a Donation

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Every dollar you give benefits those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Volunteer Locally

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See if your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter has current volunteer opportunities.

Founders Society

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Meet Our Donors

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Gina Adelman

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Tribute Pages

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Donate a Vehicle

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Donate Stock

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The Judy Fund

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Stay Mentally and Socially Active

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Science suggests staying active, both mentally and socially, may support brain health.

Adopt a Healthy Diet

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See which diets help reduce heart disease and may reduce the risk of dementia.

10 Ways to Love Your Brain

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Learn key lifestyle habits that can help keep your body and brain healthy.

Stay Physically Active

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Exercise increases blood flow to your brain, providing additional nourishment.

Employer Match

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Abuse

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Those with Alzheimer's and other dementias are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Learn types and signs of abuse and how to report an incident or concern.

Blog

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End-of-Life Planning

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After diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia, care and end-of-life planning can be difficult. Get facts on hospice, DNR and more to help you plan ahead.

Legal Planning

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If You Live Alone

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For Kids

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For Teens

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Guidelines Index

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Portfolio Summaries

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View summaries of grants funded by year.

Alzheimer’s Association Business Consortium (AABC)

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The AABC works on areas of common interest in a pre-competitive space to advance both research and member companies' goals.

Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network

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Changing the way researchers work together to answer questions related to the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's.

International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio

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A database of funded Alzheimer’s disease research from around the world.

China ADNI

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Japan ADNI

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Korea ADNI

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Annual Conference: Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®)

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AAIC is the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science.

Professional Society: International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)

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Join our professional society of scientists, physicians and other dementia professionals active in Alzheimer's and dementia research.

Research Roundtable

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Advancing the research, development and management of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

European ADNI

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Argentina ADNI

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Australia ADNI

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Global Biomarker Standardization Consortium (GBSC)

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A gathering of key researchers, clinicians, and industry, regulatory and government leaders in Alzheimer's disease.

Taiwan ADNI

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About This Site

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ALEX AND ANI

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Charity Miles

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ALZ Media Insider

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Research Funding

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Improving Care

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Why We Advocate

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Publications

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Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.

Virtual Library

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Explore our online resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Favorite Links

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Web links related to Alzheimer's.

Resource Lists

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Chosen by our staff and reviewed by experts in the field.

Search Databases

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Find studies, articles, reports and other data.

Trajectory Report

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Medical Tests

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From mental status testing to imaging, learn how Alzheimer's is diagnosed.

Be a Healthy Caregiver

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Learn how to stay physically and emotionally strong.

Professional Researchers

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Scientists investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

About WW-ADNI

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Grants

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As the world's leading nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is accelerating the field toward solutions for the global Alzheimer's crisis.

Partnerships

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As a global leader in Alzheimer's research, we operate in a spirit of inclusiveness, seeking partnerships throughout the scientific community.

World Wide Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (WW-ADNI)

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This global effort fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing among brain imaging researchers.

Alpha Delta Kappa

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Sigma Alpha Mu

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Curriculum

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Accepting the Diagnosis

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Accepting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia requires time to absorb information.

In Brief News Sign Up

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Sign up to receive updates of the latest clinical guidelines, studies, resources and Alzheimer's news.

Governance

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Helpline

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Our free 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance.

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