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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When Alzheimer’s care goes nocturnal [read more]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With love from Andover to Colombia (Andover Eagle Tribune)

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

Eaterwire: Alzheimer's Fundraiser (Boston Eater)

Food for Thought [read more]

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

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

Alzheimer's Association hails new bills [read more]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interesting findings from researchers. [read more]

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

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

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

Alzheimer's Deaths Five Times Higher [read more]

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

New study shows deaths underreported [read more]

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

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

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

State regulators finalize new rules. [read more]

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

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

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

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

Alzheimer's Walk Shines and Brings Hope (Keene Equinox, 9/26/2013)

Over 300 participants gathered on Keene State College’s Appian Way Saturday, September 21, to raise money, spread awareness and walk with the hope of one day living in a world unaffected by the debilitating and devastating disease known as Alzheimer’s. [read more]

Mass. Addressing Growing Problem of Alzheimer's Disease (WAMC, 9/16/2013)

Massachusetts has become the first state to partner with the Alzheimer's Association in ... through the association's Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter. [read more]

Alzheimer’s Association Recognizes Massachusetts as First State in Nation to Join Alzheimer’s Alliance (HeraldOnline.com, 9/13/2013)

Information and resources made available to state employees coping with Alzheimer’s [read more]

Adult day services may get new rules (BostonGlobe.com, 9/12/2013)

Thousands of older Massachusetts residents, many with dementia, receive health care and participate in social activities in adult day programs that are not licensed and routinely inspected, but proposed rules unveiled by state regulators Wednesday would change that. [read more]

Dunkin Donuts in Canton to host Alzheimer's event (Boston.com, 9/10/2013)

Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts will help raise awareness through purple sprinkles. [read more]

Walkers to honor Weymouth couple (Wicked Local Weymouth, 9/10/2013)

The family and friends of the late George and Eleanor Burr of Weymouth are participating in the Sept. 21 Walk to End Alzheimer's [read more]

When Caregiving Becomes Everything: How One Family Copes With the Long-Term Care of a Mother with Alzheimer's (The Takeaway, 7/25/2013)

In some cases caregiving can last weeks or months. In others, it can last well-over a decade. [read more]

If you think you have Alzheimer's, you just might, studies suggest (NBC News, 7/17/2013)

When high school Spanish teacher Joyce Botti started complaining about memory problems a few years ago, doctors dismissed her concerns as normal signs of aging. [read more]

Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia (Businessweek, 7/17/2013)

Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. [read more]

Online tests for Alzheimer’s are unreliable, researchers warn at Boston conference (Boston.com, 7/16/2013)

Free Internet tests claiming to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease don’t work and could harm the elderly, researchers cautioned this week at an international Alzheimer’s conference in Boston. [read more]

Cancer and chemotherapy reduce risk of Alzheimer’s, Boston study finds (Boston.com, 7/15/2013)

They are both miserable diseases, but a sweeping study from Boston scientists finds that people who develop cancer appear to have a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease—especially those treated with chemotherapy. [read more]  

Socioeconomic disparities account for higher Alzheimer’s risk in African-Americans (Boston.com, 7/15/2013)

We’ve long known that African-Americans have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease than white Americans. But we’ve never had a clear explanation—until now. A study being presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston says socioeconomic factors are to blame for that disparity. [read more]  

RIDE to End Alzheimer's (Boston Fox 25, 7/13/2013)

Television news coverage of the RIDE event. [view video]

Running for a cure: Researcher raises money for Alzheimer's research (Arizona State University News, 6/20/2011)

ASU Biodesign Institute researcher Jason Kramer ran in the 115th Boston Marathon for the seventh year this spring to earn money for the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter. He and 29 members of the Run for the Memory Team earned more than $160,000 for the cause this year. [read more]

Alan Holbrook Pushes Congress on Alzheimer’s Issues (The Groton Line, 5/24/2011)

An active advocate for the Alzheimer cause, Alan Holbrook joined nearly 700 advocates from across the nation at the Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C. [read more]

Letter: Topsfield case shows state must upgrade regs for dementia care (The Salem News, 5/5/2011)

The report made public last week regarding the abuse of at least a dozen residents at a nursing home in Topsfield, some of whom apparently have dementia, once again raises the question: Why doesn't Massachusetts have adequate regulations and training for dementia care? [read more]

Marathon runners grateful for support (The Daily News of Newburyport, 4/28/2011)

Dale Ann and Dale Bob Eckert show their thanks to their friends and neighbors for their generous and enthusiastic support of this year’s Boston Marathon run for Alzheimer’s. [read more]

Larry King to host CNN special program: ‘Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic’ (CNN: In the Area, 4/26/2011)

On Sunday May 1, 2011, CNN will air the first Larry King special, “Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic.” King will be joined by people who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease. [read more]

TJX pledges $1 million for Alzheimer’s (The Boston Globe, 4/21/2011)

Retailer TJX Companies, Inc., has pledged to donate $1 million to the Alzheimer’s Association over three years and the company has joined the Early Detection Alliance to educate employees about the disease and its warning signs.  [read more]  

A new line of attack on Alzheimer’s (The Boston Globe, 4/19/2011)

Scientists recently redefined Alzheimer’s disease in hopes to provide a framework to expedite research into the cause and treatment of Alzheimer’s. [read more]

Caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease (The Seacoast Online, 3/28/2011)

With the help of one-on-one support from Home Instead Senior Care, Theodore Bailey has been able to help his wife, Gunda, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 1998, remain living at Langdon Place of Exeter, a senior retirement  community. [read more]

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