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We are thrilled to announce that NARFE and its members have reached the fundraising goal of 13 million dollars! The commitment shown by NARFE members greatly helps the Alzheimer's Association advance important research – thank you!

In other exciting news, SPRINT MIND, which recently published its results in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), is the first randomized clinical trial to demonstrate that intensive treatment to reduce blood pressure can significantly reduce the occurrence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). “SPRINT MIND 2.0 and the work leading up to it offers genuine, concrete hope,” said Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association Chief Science Officer. “MCI is a known risk factor for dementia, and everyone who experiences dementia passes through MCI. When you prevent new cases of MCI, you are preventing new cases of dementia.” Thank you, NARFE members, for your support of the care, support and research efforts of the Association.

Treatment of blood pressure may reduce dementia risk
The Alzheimer's Association has awarded more than $800,000 to support the SPRINT MIND 2.0 Study, which will further investigate the impact of intensive blood pressure management on reducing risk of cognitive decline and dementia. SPRINT MIND is the first randomized clinical trial to demonstrate that intensive treatment to reduce blood pressure can significantly reduce the occurrence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Learn more.
Gut bacteria may play role in dementia
New research suggests that people living with dementia show a different makeup of gut bacteria, raising questions if it plays a role in developing the brain disease. Researchers found that compared with dementia-free older adults, those living with the disease typically had a different gut “microbiome” — the trillions of bacteria and other microbes in the digestive system. Experts stressed that this research doesn't prove that gut bacteria directly contributes to dementia. Learn more.

It's important to acknowledge feelings after an Alzheimer's diagnosis
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's is difficult and life-changing. It's normal to experience a range of emotions, but coming to terms with your diagnosis can help you accept it, move forward and discover ways to live a positive and fulfilling life. Learn more.
Alzheimer's affects kids and teens who know adults living with the disease
When a friend or family member is living with Alzheimer's disease, kids and teens may feel upset, confused or scared. We have resources to help them learn about Alzheimer's and to understand how it affects them — and to understand that it's important to know they're not alone. Learn more.
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