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December 17, 2014
Alzheimer’s Association advocates celebrate Alzheimer’s legislative victory with an eye to the president’s 2016 budget
As the largest Alzheimer’s advocacy organization in the world, the Alzheimer’s Association, and its relentless advocates, applaud Congress for creating a formal process to ensure that scientific judgment will guide them in future Alzheimer’s research funding decisions. This critical provision comes from the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, which was fully incorporated within the fiscal year 2015 funding bill signed into law by the president.
- Alzheimer's Association

December 9, 2014
Efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates incorporated in funding bill
As the largest Alzheimer's advocacy organization in the world, the Alzheimer's Association commends Congress for addressing Alzheimer's disease in the fiscal year 2015 funding bill released today. By incorporating the Alzheimer's Accountability Act, which was shepherded by the Alzheimer's Association, Congress has made a long-term commitment to elevating research funding to the necessary levels.
- Alzheimer's Association

October 20, 2014
Scientists say National Alzheimer's Plan research milestones must be strengthened to meet its primary goal by the 2025 deadline
A workgroup of nearly 40 Alzheimer's researchers and scientists says the research milestones in the U.S. government's National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease must be broadened in scope, increased in scale and adequately funded in order to successfully achieve this goal. A series of proposals by the workgroup to enlarge and strengthen the plan are published today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.
- Alzheimer's Association

August 6, 2014
Low Vitamin D Level could double Alzheimer's risk, study finds
Older adults with too little vitamin D in their blood may have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as seniors with sufficient levels of the "sunshine vitamin," a new study finds.
-CBS News

June 19, 2014
Nearly 60 percent of people worldwide incorrectly believe that Alzheimer's disease is a typical part of aging
According to an Alzheimer's Association 12-country survey, 59 percent of people surveyed incorrectly believe that Alzheimer's disease is a typical part of aging and 40 percent of people believe that Alzheimer's is not fatal.
- Alzheimer's Association

The scary facts people don't know about Alzheimer's disease
A new survey from the Alzheimer’s Association finds that Alzheimer’s disease is grossly misunderstood and underestimated, despite being the second-most-feared disease behind cancer.
- Newsweek

June 10, 2014
Alzheimer's Association applauds inclusion of additional $100 million for Alzheimer's disease in senate funding bill
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies allocated an additional $100 million in its fiscal year 2015 funding bill for Alzheimer's research. The Alzheimer's Association commends Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-KS) for their ongoing commitment to Alzheimer's.
- Alzheimer's Association

June 6, 2014
Aging population will cause Alzheimer's numbers to soar
At least 44 million people worldwide are now living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. As our populations age, those numbers will swell to 76 million by 2030.
- Dear Abby

June 2, 2014
Inaugural Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month initiates a global conversation about dementia
During the inaugural Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month this June, the Alzheimer's Association is asking people around the world to wear purple — the color of the Alzheimer's movement — and use their brains to fight Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 2, 2014
Alzheimer's Association applauds the introduction of the Alzheimer's Accountability Act
The Alzheimer's Association applauds introduction of the Alzheimer's Accountability Act, which represents a bipartisan effort to ensure that Congress is equipped with the best possible information to set funding priorities and reach the goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 19, 2014
Women in their 60s twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease over the rest of their lives as they are breast cancer
According to the Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report released today, a woman's estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man. As real a concern as breast cancer is to women's health, women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer.
- Alzheimer's Association

3.2 million women in the United States have Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is a bigger risk to women as they age than breast cancer, according to the Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report.
- The TODAY Show

Alzheimer's takes heavy toll on women
The Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report says Alzheimer's is more likely to strike women and puts more demands on women as caregivers.
- USA TODAY

Report: Alzheimer's far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60
Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.
- CNN

March 5, 2014
Alzheimer's Association awards largest-ever research grant to expand A4 Alzheimer's prevention trial
The Alzheimer's Association today announced its largest ever research grant — $8 million over four years — to support the Longitudinal Evaluation of Amyloid Risk and Neurodegeneration (LEARN) study as a companion study to the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) Study, a pioneering Alzheimer's prevention trial that is starting this year.
- Alzheimer's Association

February 26, 2014
Seth Rogen, Dennis Moore testify at Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing
The Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing dedicated to the economic impact of Alzheimer's disease in America. Chaired by Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the hearing also examined the current state of biomedical research into prevention and treatment of the disease. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins, former Congressman Dennis Moore (D-Kan.), who is living with Alzheimer's, and Alzheimer's Association celebrity Champion Seth Rogen testified about the importance of funding Alzheimer's research.
- Alzheimer's Association

February 5, 2014
Groups unite to cross the lines between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
The Alzheimer's Association, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation are uniting to encourage further study into the similarities and differences between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the two most common brain diseases.
-Alzheimer's Association

February 4, 2014
Drug companies join NIH in study of Alzheimer's and other diseases
Under a five-year collaboration to be announced on Tuesday, 10 drug companies and the National Institutes of Health have agreed to share scientists, tissue and blood samples, and data. They aim to decipher the biology behind Alzheimer's disease, Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, and to identify targets for new drugs.
-NBC News

January 17, 2014
Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease signed into law by President Obama
At the urging of the Alzheimer's Association and its more than 600,000 advocates, the funding bill signed into law today by President Obama contained an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support. The Association applauds the Obama administration for calling for increased Alzheimer's funding in the president's Fiscal Year 2014 budget and Congress for providing funding to enable the continued, effective implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease
- Alzheimer's Association

January 16, 2014
Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease passed by Congress, sent to president
An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support stemming from the efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates was passed swiftly by Congress today. The Alzheimer's Association commends the bipartisan work of our elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority.
- Alzheimer's Association

January 14, 2014
Record $122 million increase proposed for Alzheimer's disease in funding bill
The fiscal year 2014 federal budget funding bill released by bipartisan House and Senate negotiators includes the largest funding increase in history dedicated to Alzheimer's disease and dementia — $122 million for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support.
- Alzheimer's Association

December 11, 2013
G8 countries collectively agree to goals including mirroring U.S. National Alzheimer's Plan
Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns presented at and participated in the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit, where world leaders acknowledged that the Alzheimer's and dementia crisis cannot be ignored.
- Alzheimer's Association

November 21, 2013
Former Congressman Dennis Moore named to Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services
The Alzheimer's Association applauds the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on selecting former Congressman Dennis Moore (D-Kan.) to share his perspective on living with Alzheimer's as the newest member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services
- Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association emphasizes urgency of increased global research effort at Hill briefing
The urgent need for additional research funding for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias worldwide was the core message delivered by representatives of the Alzheimer's Association during testimony today before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. The hearing was held in anticipation of the upcoming first-ever G8 summit on dementia.
- Alzheimer's Association

October 29, 2013
New gene variants linked to Alzheimer's disease
In the largest genetic analysis of Alzheimer's ever completed, scientists have discovered 11 new genes that may be tied to the late-onset form of the disease.
- CBS News

October 21, 2013
Alzheimer's Association statement on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults
The Alzheimer's Association supports efforts that increase early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's by trained professionals in a medical setting, such as through the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. The Association does not support one-time memory and/or dementia screening in non-medical settings, such as shopping malls or health fairs.
- Alzheimer's Association

October 3, 2013
Are you just forgetful or at risk for Alzheimer's?
The Oct. 2 episode of "The Katie Couric Show" featured information on Alzheimer's diease and tips on how exercise and diet may help boost brain power.
- The Katie Couric Show

September 17, 2013
Column: Increase Alzheimer's research funding
This country is famous for waging health-related "wars" — a war on cancer, a war on smoking, a war on HIV/AIDs, a war on obesity. It's time we launched a serious war on Alzheimer's disease.
- USA Today

July 11, 2013
Alzheimer's Association applauds inclusion of $104 million for Alzheimer's disease in Senate funding bill
Recognizing the personal and financial threat of the Alzheimer's epidemic facing the nation and world, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to provide an additional $104 million in its fiscal year 2014 funding bill for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support.
- Alzheimer's Association

July 5, 2013
Association to continue to advocate for coverage of diagnostic tool
The Alzheimer's Association is disappointed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) draft coverage decision on brain amyloid imaging, particularly given the clear, scientific consensus recommendations provided to CMS by the Association and the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) regarding appropriate, limited coverage, only in specific populations.
- Alzheimer's Association

June 14, 2013
HHS releases 2013 update to the National Alzheimer's Plan
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update. The 2013 Update includes a new timeline for achieving its first goal — prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025 — and a review of progress over the past year.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 30, 2013
Alzheimer’s Advisory Council evaluates progress implementing National Alzheimer’s Plan
The Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services met to evaluate the implementation of the first-ever National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease to date and discuss highlights of the 2013 National Plan Update expected to be released mid-May.
- Alzheimer’s Association

April 19, 2013
Alzheimer's Association: Fighting to end Alzheimer's
Beth Kallmyer, Alzheimer's Association vice president of constituent services, discusses the Alzheimer's Association, caregiving, research and other Alzheimer's-related issues.
- Caring.com

April 11, 2013
Legislation reintroduced to improve diagnosis of Alzheimer's and strengthen care planning
As the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research, the Alzheimer's Association applauds the reintroduction of the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 10, 2013
Alzheimer's Association applauds Obama administration for dedication of new resources to Alzheimer's epidemic
The Alzheimer's Association commends the Obama administration for dedicating an additional $100 million within President Barack Obama's FY 2014 budget toward the fight against Alzheimer's and the implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. These new resources will be used to fund research, awareness, education and outreach, and caregiver support.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 2, 2013
Alzheimer's Association applauds White House brain mapping initiative
Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, participated in an event at the White House on the Obama administration's BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative referenced during the State of the Union. "The Alzheimer's Association applauds the president for underscoring the critical need for research to better understand the mysteries of the brain," Johns said.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 19, 2013
New Alzheimer’s Association report reveals 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
According to the Alzheimer's Association 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report released today, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke, continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer’s deaths continue to rise — increasing 68 percent from 2000-2010.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 14, 2013
Alzheimer's Association CEO represents Alzheimer's community at appropriations subcommittee hearing
At a Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations hearing, Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns outlined the dramatic human suffering caused by Alzheimer's and the enormous strain the disease places on the health care system and the federal budget.
- Alzheimer's Association

February 13, 2013
President Obama includes Alzheimer's in State of the Union
Last night, President Barack Obama included Alzheimer's disease in his State of the Union address. The Alzheimer's Association applauds the president for underscoring the critical need for medical research and demonstrating that addressing Alzheimer's disease is a national priority.
- Alzheimer's Association

January 30, 2013
Panel requires additional data about brain amyloid imaging for Alzheimer's disease
The Alzheimer's Association is disappointed that the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) panel does not believe that there is adequate evidence whether or not PET imaging of brain beta amyloid changes health outcomes, and urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) to review the evidence and make a positive determination about coverage.
- Alzheimer's Association

January 28, 2013
First guidelines published for brain amyloid imaging in Alzheimer's
To provide guidance for physicians, individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's, and the public, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Alzheimer's Association have jointly published the first criteria for the appropriate use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis of people with suspected Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's Association

December 20, 2012
New recommendations for physicians on how to assess cognition during Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
The Alzheimer's Association released guidance to help health care providers detect cognitive impairment as part of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.
- Alzheimer's Association

November 29, 2012
New grants to fund research to better treat Alzheimer's in people with Down syndrome
The Alzheimer's Association, the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation today launched a new research initiative to better understand the development of Alzheimer's disease in individuals with Down syndrome and translate the research into improved treatments for people at risk to develop Alzheimer's.
- Alzheimer's Association

November 15, 2012
New Alzheimer's risk gene discovered
Two new studies report on a newly identified risk gene for Alzheimer's disease. These studies advance our knowledge of the genetics of Alzheimer's and demonstrate real progress in basic research to discover the causes of the disease.
- The New York Times

October 25, 2012
Scientist exchange program hopes to advance Alzheimer's disease research
The Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Research UK today announced a pair of new research grants totaling more than $600,000 as part of an international scientific exchange program intended to promote the work of promising young scientists and stimulate the sharing of new experimental techniques across borders.
- Alzheimer's Association

October 23, 2012
Settlement ensures people with Alzheimer's access to rehabilitative services
As one of the plaintiffs in the federal class action lawsuit Jimmo v. Sebelius, which challenged the Medicare Improvement Standard, the Alzheimer's Association applauds the recently announced proposed settlement. Under the settlement agreement, Medicare will pay for rehabilitative services, such as physical, speech and occupational therapy, if they maintain an individual's current condition or prevent or slow further deterioration and require the skills of a professional. Rehabilitative services are beneficial to helping people with Alzheimer's maintain their current function.
- Alzheimer's Association

September 21, 2012
World Alzheimer Report reveals negative perceptions about people with dementia
Seventy-five percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries, according to a survey published today in the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia.
- Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's leaves people with the disease, caregivers feeling isolated
About a quarter of people with dementia hide or conceal their diagnosis because of the stigma surrounding the disease and 40 percent say they are excluded from everyday life, according to the World Alzheimer Report released today by London-based Alzheimer’s Disease International.
- Bloomberg

White House congratulates Alzheimer's Association on Alzheimer's Action Day
On Alzheimer's Action Day, the White House recognizes the more than 5 million people who are living with Alzheimer's disease and the 15 million families and friends who care for those individuals, and celebrates and congratulates the Alzheimer's Association on its efforts in fighting the disease.
- The White House Blog

September 12,2012
Alzheimer's Association applauds House passage of missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program
The Alzheimer's Association applauds passage of H.R. 2800, The Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization Act introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). The measure, passed today in the House of Representatives, expands important programs that improve the safety of people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 
- Alzheimer's Association

August 24, 2012
Alzheimer's Association statement on solanezumab Phase 3 results
Eli Lilly and Company announced that two Phase 3 studies of an experimental Alzheimer's drug therapy called solanezumab did not meet their primary endpoints. However, there is new, hopeful and encouraging information in the results. In a secondary pooled analysis of both studies, the drug showed a statistically significant slowing of cognitive decline in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease; the results were driven by people with mild Alzheimer's.
- Alzheimer's Association

August 8, 2012
Research halted on major Alzheimer's drug
In the wake of another negative trial with the anti-amyloid drug bapineuzumab, Pfizer and Janssen said they were halting development of the product for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease.
- ABC News

August 1, 2012
Alzheimer's Association commends committee passage of Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program
The Alzheimer's Association lauds passage of H.R. 2800, The Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization Act, which expands important programs that partner with local law enforcement to improve the safety of people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
- Alzheimer's Association

July 18, 2012
Small trial hints drug can slow Alzheimer's
A drug already on the market that treats immune disorders may help stabilize people with Alzheimer's disease for up to three years, according to the results of a study presented at AAIC on Tuesday.
- The New York Times

New drug for Alzheimer's symptom relief shows progress
An experimental Alzheimer's drug that activates a specific nicotine receptor in the brain improved measures of thinking and memory over a six-month period in patients with mild to moderate disease, U.S. researchers said.
- Reuters

First Alzheimer's prevention trials lined up
Three trials aimed at finding therapies to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease in high-risk but asymptomatic individuals are slated to begin this year or next, researchers said at AAIC.
- MedPage Today

Experimental drug may slow Alzheimer's
Charlie Rose and Nora O'Donnell speak with the Alzheimer's Association's Dr. Bill Thies about a study of a drug that may help stabilize Alzheimer's disease in patients.
- CBS News

Binge drinking may increase risk of cognitive decline
Drinking and binge drinking among older people increase the risk for cognitive decline and memory loss, according to two studies presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2012 in Vancouver, Canada.
- USA Today

July 17, 2012
Study: Immune treatment prevented further cognitive decline
Three years of treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG, GammaGard) prevented further cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small study presented at AAIC.
- MedPage Today

Alzheimer's drug keeps four patients stable for three years
Four people with Alzheimer's treated with an immune system therapy have seen their disease stabilize for at least three years, raising hope that the drug will prove effective in larger trials.
- Reuters

Hunt for the cure: Root of Alzheimer's disease
"Morning Joe" panel discusses research presented at AAIC about gait changes as a precursor to dementia.
- Morning Joe

Gammagard therapy offers hope for Alzheimer's patients
Although it's still in a testing phase, the first long-term treatment shown to halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease is being hailed Tuesday by experts at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2012 in Vancouver.
- USA Today

July 16, 2012
Footprints to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's are seen in gait
Five studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver this month provide striking evidence that when a person's walk gets slower or becomes more variable or less controlled, his cognitive function is also suffering.
- The New York Times

A person's gait could be early sign of Alzheimer's
Subtle changes in the way a person walks can be an early warning sign of cognitive decline and a signal for advanced testing, researchers reported Sunday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
- USA Today

Sleep changes may help detect dementia
Older adults who have too much, too little or restless sleep have an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver.
- Bloomberg BusinessWeek

July 14, 2012
Detecting Alzheimer's early could change lives ; Faster diagnoses and new therapies could make disease manageable -- 'like diabetes'
Starting Sunday, researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2012 in Vancouver, Canada, will discuss new findings on early warning signs to evaluate cognitive function sooner and on new therapies that might slow the disease's progression.
- USA Today

July 10, 2012
Alzheimer's Association lauds enactment of the Food and Drug Administration Bill
As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association applauds President Obama for signing the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187).
- Alzheimer's Association

May 17, 2012
Glen Campbell serenades Congress at Alzheimer's event
Singer-songwriter Glen Campbell, who has Alzheimer's, gave a special performance for members of Congress at an Alzheimer's Association event to raise awareness about the disease.
- USA Today

May 15, 2012
Alzheimer's Association applauds the creation of the first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan
The Alzheimer's Association commends the Obama administration for developing the country's first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan released today. The development of the plan is a result of a mandate within the National Alzheimer's Project Act that was passed unanimously through bipartisan congressional support and signed into law by the president last year.
- Alzheimer's Association

May 2, 2012
Pat and Tyler Summitt fight Alzheimer's together
Legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt and her son are coming to terms with her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's. Tyler has been a fixture beside his mother as she faces the disease.
- USA Today

April 18, 2012
Summitt steps down as University of Tennessee women's basketball coach
Eight months after disclosing her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, Pat Summitt has announced that she will step aside as the Tennessee women's basketball coach. Summitt is not retiring but will remain part of Tennessee's staff, assuming the title "head coach emeritus."
- The Washington Post

April 17, 2012
Alzheimer's Advisory Council approves its recommendations for National Alzheimer's Plan
During today's in-person meeting of the Alzheimer's Advisory Council, members approved a comprehensive set of recommendations that would, if accepted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), complement the important strategies and action steps included in the current draft of the first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 11, 2012
Alzheimer's Association commends recognition of Alzheimer's and dementia as global health threat
The Alzheimer's Association strongly supports the call to action in the newly released World Health Organization (WHO) report Dementia: A Public Health Priority, which asks for all nations to develop and implement a national Alzheimer's plan, conduct greater efforts in early detection and diagnosis, and increase support of Alzheimer's disease research.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 6, 2012
Alzheimer's Association statement on FDA approval of florbetapir (Amyvid)
Eli Lilly and Company and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of florbetapir (Amyvid), its radioactive dye for use with positron emission tomography (PET) for visualization of amyloid plaque buildup in the brain.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 20, 2012
Alzheimer's Association awards largest-ever research grant to the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network (DIAN)
The Alzheimer's Association announced today the awarding of its largest-ever research grant — nearly $4.2 million over four years — to the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network-Therapeutic Trials Unit (DIAN-TTU), based at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The grant will enable the program to move forward more quickly with innovative drug and biomarker trials in people with genetically based, young-onset Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 15, 2012
Alzheimer's advisory council discusses initial draft of National Alzheimer's Plan
During a conference call meeting among members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services and Health and Human Services (HHS) officials, a robust discussion took place as progress toward the development of the country's first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan continued.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 8, 2012
New report says Alzheimer's and dementia costs to the nation reach $200 billion
According to 2012 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, released today by the Alzheimer's Association, caring for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias will cost the United States an estimated $200 billion in 2012.
- Alzheimer's Association

Report: Yearly cost of Alzheimer's tops $200 billion
- CNN

What's driving Alzheimer's health costs
- Reuters

1 in 7 with Alzheimer's or other dementia lives alone, report finds
- MSNBC

Alzheimer's disease to cost $200 billion in U.S. this year
- WebMD

February 22, 2012
Health and Human Services releases National Alzheimer's Plan draft
The release of the first draft of the National Alzheimer's Plan is another positive step toward the nation's first-ever strategic plan for Alzheimer's. Comprehensive in scope, the draft plan addresses issues that are important to the Alzheimer's community including developing new treatments that prevent and effectively treat the disease, delivering much needed support for families, and enhancing care quality and effectiveness.
- Alzheimer's Association

February 7, 2012
The Alzheimer's Association commends the Obama Administration for dedicating new resources in the fight against Alzheimer's in a uniquely challenging fiscal year in advance of the first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan.
- Alzheimer's Association

President Obama to increase Alzheimer’s research funding
The Obama administration is set to announce a plan to spend more than half a billion dollars on Alzheimer's research next year, including an increase of $50 million.
- USA Today

February 03, 2012
Discovery may lead to Alzheimer's treatments
Researchers have found a new clue in the way Alzheimer's may develop in the brain. While more research is needed, this discovery could lead to new treatments to try and stop the disease.
- CBS News

January 26, 2012
Association president and CEO discusses National Alzheimer's Plan
Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns appeared on CNN Jan. 25 to discuss the National Alzheimer's Plan and other issues related to the disease.
- CNN

January 18, 2012
Advisory Council discusses significant recommendations for National Alzheimer's Plan
The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services met this week in Washington, D.C., for the second time to discuss the goals and strategies of the National Alzheimer's Plan. The Department of Health and Human Services also outlined its timetable for the plan, with the first blueprint targeted for mid-February and a final plan unveiled in April.
- Alzheimer's Association

Finding a treatment for Alzheimer's by 2025
The federal government set a goal Tuesday of finding an effective treatment for Alzheimer's by 2025. More than 5 million Americans were living with the disease in 2010. By 2050, it could be as many as 16 million.
- CBS Evening News

January 9, 2012
Alzheimer's Association statement on draft framework of National Alzheimer's Plan
The Alzheimer's Association believes the Draft Framework for the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease released today by the Department of Health and Human Services offers a comprehensive outline of goals and strategies that must be addressed in the nation's first-ever strategic plan for Alzheimer's.
- Alzheimer's Association

 


 

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