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April 02, 2013

Cracking the Code on What Triggers Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter is partnering with the WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences to present, Cracking the Code on What Triggers Alzheimer's. The event is a part of the WVU Eberly Ideas discussion series and will feature Dr. Justin Leglieter, an assistant professor of chemistry in the WVU C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry and an Alzheimer's Association New Investigator Grant recipient.

December 04, 2012

Never Say Never: Plan Now to Protect Your Loved One

Wandering is one of the most unsettling behaviors people with Alzheimer's display. For what looks like unknown reasons, they develop a need to go out into unknown territory, or develop new patterns that put them at great risk for becoming lost. What is often labeled as aimless activity is often an attempt to communicate after language skills have been lost.

March 03, 2012

W.Va. Alzheimer's Association Finds a New Home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- More than 48,000 West Virginians have Alzheimer's disease and, as that number continues to grow, so does the Alzheimer's Association's state headquarters.The West Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is moving its headquarters from its current 1111 Lee St. location to Charleston's West Side. The move will more than double the available square footage -- from a 1,750-square-foot house to a 4,500-square-foot building. The group will move in to 1601 Second Ave., near the Patrick Street Plaza, by mid-April.

May 17, 2012

Thanks for the Memories Luncheon

Rockefeller Award winners to be honored at Thanks for the Memories Luncheon May 2012.

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