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NARFE September

Walk to End Alzheimer's® season is in full swing, but there's still time to register for the national NARFE Walk team! Join fellow chapter members in the fight against Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Together, we'll raise funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association®.

This year, you can walk at your local event or Walk From Home in your neighborhood*. If you Walk From Home, you can download and use the Walk mobile app to experience an augmented reality Promise Garden, watch a prerecorded Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony and more. However you participate, you are making a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer's now and in the future. Register today and join our fight!

*No matter where you participate in Walk, know that your health and safety are the top priorities. All local events will implement safety protocols, including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand-sanitizing stations and more. The Alzheimer's Association asks that all Walk attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask, per CDC guidelines around large outdoor events. Masks will be available on site. The Association will continue to closely monitor CDC, state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees. Please refer to your local Walk website for the latest information about your event.

Communicate with your doctor about memory loss
Effective communication with your doctor is important when seeking a diagnosis for memory loss. Be prepared to ask questions, answer them and be as honest as possible. Bring a list of symptoms, medications, and past and current medical issues. Learn more.

Younger-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis can bring unique challenges
Younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer's affects people younger than age 65. A diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer's will bring unique challenges when it comes to family, work, finances and future care. We can help with information and resources. Learn more.

People living with Alzheimer's may be vulnerable to abuse
Abuse can occur anywhere, including at home and in care settings. People living with dementia are especially vulnerable because the disease may prevent them from reporting the abuse or recognizing it. We have information about types and signs of abuse. Learn more.

Connection may exist between COVID-19 and dementia
Researchers are exploring whether COVID-19 infections could have long-term consequences for the brain. In trial results presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2021, scientists said they found changes in brain biology after hospitalization with COVID-19 and a link between smell loss and mental sharpness in older adults. Learn more.
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