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April 29, 2016
The Alzheimer’s Association responds to news that film under development would depict President Ronald Reagan's dementia as a comedic device.
The Alzheimer’s Association is appalled that anyone would plan to develop a film that satirizes an individual living with Alzheimer's or another dementia. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, and their 15 million family caregivers provide support every day. This disease is not a joke.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 23, 2016
Alzheimer's Association awards $4.3 million to accelerate the launch of new drug treatment arms in landmark prevention trial
The Alzheimer's Association announces a new $4.3 million research grant for a new phase of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) known as DIAN-TU Next Generation (NexGen). This award will accelerate the testing of new potential Alzheimer's therapies and a new diagnostic approach in people with genetically based, younger-onset Alzheimer's disease using an innovative trial design that is being applied to Alzheimer's for the first time.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 30, 2016
Big financial costs are part of Alzheimer's toll on families
First, Alzheimer's takes a person's memory. Then it takes their family's money. That's the central finding of a report published Wednesday by the Alzheimer's Association on the financial burden friends and families bear when they care for someone with dementia.

Some caring for people with Alzheimer's make "startling" sacrifices
Almost half of the people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease are sacrificing their own financial security to do so, and many are setting aside their own basic needs, a new nationwide survey shows.
- CBS News

Caregivers of people with dementia face financial hardships
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia have dipped into their retirement savings, cut back on spending and sold assets to pay for expenses tied to the disease, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Alzheimer's Association.
- The Associated Press

Alzheimer's caregivers give up food, medication, education, report says
2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures reports that care contributors spend an average of $5,155 of their own money caring for a person with Alzheimer's, with spouses and partners bearing the biggest burden -- an average of $12,000 a year.

Alzheimer's Association report shows care contributors sacrifice own food and medical care to support person with Alzheimer's disease
The personal financial support required by a person with Alzheimer's disease may ultimately deprive care contributors of basic necessities, such as food, transportation and medical care, according to the 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report released today.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 6, 2016
Alzheimer's Association mourns death of former first lady and Alzheimer's disease champion
The Alzheimer's Association was saddened to learn of the passing of former first lady and Alzheimer's advocate Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Reagan was a long-standing honorary member of the Alzheimer's Association National Board of Directors, and her involvement in the cause inspired the Alzheimer's community of families, caregivers and researchers.
- Alzheimer's Association

December 18, 2015
Historic Alzheimer's funding increase signed into law, answering Alzheimer's Association call for action
The Alzheimer's Association, the leading advocate for federal Alzheimer's disease research funding and caregiver support, highlighted the historic $350 million increase for Alzheimer's disease research funding in the FY2016 budget, signed into law today by President Barack Obama.
- Alzheimer's Association

December 16, 2015
Alzheimer's Association call to congressional leaders answered with historic commitment to fund critical research
The Alzheimer's Association, the leading advocate for federal Alzheimer's disease research funding and leading provider of caregiver support, celebrates the announcement from House and Senate appropriations leaders that details their intention to pass the largest increase in history for Alzheimer's research funding — $350 million — in the FY2016 budget.
- Alzheimer's Association

December 8, 2015
Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network trial completes participant enrollment for two drugs in a phase II/III study of amyloid therapies
- Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine

October 23, 2015
Sandy's story: Fighting Alzheimer's
Five years after his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, Sandy Halperin, a former Alzheimer's Association National Early-Stage Advisor, says he's learning to live with whatever state his memory is in during a particular day.

July 27, 2015
First Alzheimer's professional judgment budget reflects urgency in addressing this triple threat
Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommended an increase of $323 million in its first professional judgment budget aimed at providing Congress with a scientific estimate of what research funding is needed and can be immediately well utilized to address Alzheimer's disease in fiscal year 2017.
- Alzheimer's Association

July 14, 2015
White House Conference on Aging held during rapidly growing momentum in fight to end Alzheimer's
Following historic leadership by Congress last month to accelerate the fight against Alzheimer's disease and leading into the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) in Washington, D.C., next week, the once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging discussed important issues related to the impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.
-Alzheimer's Association

July 10, 2015
Alzheimer's Association applauds 21st Century CURES call for medical innovation
The House of Representatives today passed the 21st Century CURES Act (H.R. 6) aimed at accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs and cures. The legislation will take a comprehensive look at discovery, development and delivery to determine what steps should be taken to leverage past scientific developments and ensure the U.S. remains the leader in medical innovation. Alzheimer's is addressed in the CURES Act in several key sections.
-Alzheimer's Association

June 25, 2015
Senate makes history with 60% increase to Alzheimer's research funding
The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved an historic 60% increase – approximately $350 million – for Alzheimer's disease research. If passed into law, this would be the largest increase in Alzheimer's funding to date. The bipartisan effort was led by Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Subcommittee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ranking Minority Member Patty Murray (D-WA).
-Alzheimer's Association

June 24, 2015
House answers Alzheimer's Association advocates' call for a $300 million increase
Today, Alzheimer's Association advocates moved closer to realizing their request for substantially increased Alzheimer's research funding. The House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) bill, including an additional $300 million for Alzheimer's disease research.
-Alzheimer's Association

June 23, 2015
Senate makes bipartisan call for landmark 60 percent increase in Alzheimer's research funding
The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee led by Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today approved a 60 percent increase — approximately $350 million — for Alzheimer's disease research. The Alzheimer's Association applauds the subcommittee for this historic action recognizing the unique triple threat that Alzheimer's disease poses with its soaring prevalence, enormous cost and lack of treatment.
-Alzheimer's Association

June 18, 2015
Survey: Science-backed habits reduce dementia risk, but many Americans are misinformed
A new survey from Reader's Digest and the Alzheimer's Association reveals that many Americans don't realize certain habits can lower risk of cognitive decline and don't prioritize brain health compared with other aspects of well-being.
-Reader's Digest

June 17, 2015
House shows bipartisan support of historic prioritization of Alzheimer's disease with an increase of $300 million for research
The House Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee today approved a historic $300 million increase for Alzheimer's disease research as requested by Alzheimer's Association advocates. If this increase becomes law, it will be the largest annual increase in federal Alzheimer's research funding to date. The Alzheimer's Association applauds this exemplary bipartisan effort to address this devastating and costly disease before Alzheimer's prevalence triples and costs quadruple in just over a generation.
-Alzheimer's Association

June 16, 2015
House Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Proposes $300 Million Increase for Alzheimer's Research
The House Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) today proposed a $300 million increase for Alzheimer's research as requested by Alzheimer's Association advocates. The Association applauds this proposed 50 percent funding increase, a significant milestone toward realizing the goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease – to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025.
-Alzheimer's Association

June 15, 2015
Americans believe they have the power to reduce their risk of cognitive decline but don't know how to make it happen
According to a recent survey conducted by Reader's Digest in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, 91 percent of people believe they can reduce their risk of cognitive decline, but they have misconceptions about ways to keep their brains healthy.
-Alzheimer's Association

June 1, 2015
New research summary: Lifestyle changes help reduce risk of cognitive decline
People can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes, according to a new research summary published online in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. With this in mind, the Alzheimer's Association offers 10 Ways to Love Your Brain, tips that may reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
-Alzheimer's Association

March 24, 2015
Many with Alzheimer's never get the diagnosis
More than half a million Americans will develop Alzheimer's disease this year, but as many as half will never be told their diagnosis, according to a new Alzheimer's Association report.
- NBC News

People with Alzheimer's not always told they have the disease
More than half of people with Alzheimer's disease, or their caregivers, have never been told by their doctors that they have the condition, according to a new study from the Alzheimer's Association.
- The Wall Street Journal

Most with Alzheimer's not told about their diagnosis
Doctors have no legal obligation to tell patients they've been diagnosed with Alzheimer's – and their caregivers might not know either, 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures finds.
- U.S. News & World Report

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's often withheld
Medical professionals are much less likely to tell their patients of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease than diagnoses of other chronic or incurable diseases such as cancer, often because of a reluctance to inflict emotional distress, according to 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures.
- The Washington Post

New Alzheimer's Association report finds less than half of people with Alzheimer's disease say they were told the diagnosis
The Alzheimer's Association's 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, released today, found that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor.
- Alzheimer's Association

March 5, 2015
Leading research funders build on global initiative with new nearly $2 million commitment to study commonalities of neurodegenerative diseases
The Alzheimer's Association is collaborating with worldwide research leaders to launch Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND), a program to investigate the overlap in biology and clinical symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, frontotemporal dementia and other brain-deteriorating diseases.
- Alzheimer's Association

February 5, 2015
The discovery of Alzheimer's disease treatment by 2025 will save the U.S. $220 billion within first five years
The United States could save $220 billion within the first five years of a treatment for Alzheimer's disease being introduced, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association.
- Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's costs could soar to $1 trillion a year by 2050, report says
A report issued Thursday by the Alzheimer's Association on the financial impact of Alzheimer's disease in the United States warns that it could soar to more than $1 trillion a year by 2050, with much of it borne by the federal government, unless action is taken to shift current trends.
- The Washington Post

Change the trajectory of Alzheimer's or bankrupt Medicare
This is the price tag: $20.8 trillion. Because there is currently no way to stop or slow Alzheimer's disease, that's what we will all pay over the next generation to care for people with Alzheimer's unless policymakers change the disease's trajectory by adequately funding research for treatment.
- Roll Call

Report: Health costs for Alzheimer's to skyrocket
Health costs associated with Alzheimer's disease are projected to skyrocket in the coming decades, a new report from the Alzheimer's Association warns.
- The Hill

February 2, 2015
President's budget acknowledges Alzheimer's disease as unchecked threat but does not meet urgent funding needs
President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget recognizes the unique threat posed by Alzheimer's, the most expensive disease in the nation and the only leading cause of death in the United States with no way to prevent, stop or even slow its progression, calling for a $51 million increase in Alzheimer's research. However, without increasing funding to the levels deemed necessary by the scientific community, America is unlikely to complete the primary goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025.
- Alzheimer's Association

January 29, 2015
Early Alzheimer's in parent exacts heavy toll on young adult children
Early-onset Alzheimer's disease strikes some people in their prime, when careers are at their height and the rewards of a lifetime's work at last seem within grasp. Young adult children can also find themselves thrown into the unfamiliar role of their parent's caregiver.
- The Washington Post

January 14, 2015
Golden Globe winner Julianne Moore talks about "Still Alice," Alzheimer's disease
In "Still Alice," Julianne Moore portrays a woman afflicted with Alzheimer's disease at just 50 years old, but the real work started long before filming began.
- The Today Show

January 14, 2015
Julianne Moore and her upcoming movie role about Alzheimer's
The Golden Globe winner discusses Alzheimer's disease and her role in "Still Alice."
- Live with Kelly and Michael

January 14, 2015
Scientists look to heart disease and stroke-related disorders for clues to preventing and treating Alzheimer's
Recommendations by a group of scientists to bolster research on how Alzheimer's disease and vascular conditions progress together and influence each other are available online today, in advance of publication, by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. The authors hope this research agenda, if executed, will uncover new clues for effectively treating or preventing dementia.

January 6, 2015
Julianne Moore's performance as a middle-aged woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's is raising awareness of the disease and has earned the actress a Golden Globe nomination.
- NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams


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