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Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas Chapter Press Room

Elizabeth Harris
Public Affairs Coordinator

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter programs and services, facts and figures related to Alzheimer’s disease, or to request an interview, contact Elizabeth Harris.


June 27, 2016
Tugg the Superhero Detects Neurological Disorders
For one Fort Worth woman, a rescue pit bull who wasn’t expected to live, sensed her neurological diseases long before any doctor, according to her husband.



    May 20, 2016
Alzheimer's Association Announces Chapter's Largest Research Gift
The Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas Chapter announced its largest financial research gift, which was awarded to five new investigator grants, including a Texas-based study to correlate Alzheimer's disease with traumatic brain injuries.

Enero 26, 2016
La Asociación De Alzheimer Está Patrocinando El Evento Más Grande Del Año, Día Jueves, 31 De Marzo Del 2016.

"Moviéndonos Hacia Adelante en Cuidado, Investigaciones, y Tratamientos"
Presentación Especial de un Investigador Reconocido y Experto en Alzheimer,
Ofrecerá Recursos e Herramientas Prometedoras Para Profesionales Médicos y
Personas que Trabajan en el Cuidado de Pacientes con Alzheimer.

    January 26, 2016
Alzheimer's Association hosts largest education event of the year, Thursday, March 31, 2016

The 2016 Spring Symposium features internationally recognized Alzheimer's Research expert and promises tools and resources for caregivers and healthcare professionals. More.




 December 29, 2015
Alzheimer's Association helps caregivers learn to manage situations related to caring for a loved one with dementia during African-American seminar, Saturday, February 20, 2016.

"Facing Dementia and Taking Charge" will provide tools and resources for family caregivers. More.


December 16, 2015
Alzheimer's Association call to congressional leaders answered with historic commitment to fund critical research.

Policymakers respond to Association with unprecedented $350 million increase for research funding in FY2016, bringing annual NIH total of Alzheimer's disease research to nearly $1 billion. More


December 10, 2015
Holidays can be happy times for people affected by Alzheimer's. Local chapter offers suggestions for event planning and gift giving.
Holiday celebrations are traditionally a time when family and friends gather together, share food and exchange gifts. For families coping with Alzheimer's or other dementias, the holidays can be bittersweet times, filled with challenges.


November 5, 2015
Learn More about It and Take Action during November: National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness/Family Caregiver Month
Local Chapter Offers Multiple Programs and Services for Caregivers.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, who later was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, designated November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. More.

September 2, 2015
Alzheimer's Association Presents
A Talk by Alzheimer's Researcher Rebecca Cunningham, Ph.D.

September 24 in Granbury and September 29 in Burleson
Today, Alzheimer's disease is at the forefront of biomedical research. Local investigator Rebecca Cunningham, Ph.D., who serves as assistant professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, is making important advances in understanding the disease. More
ADI Releases 2015 Report on Global Alzheimer's Disease Prevalence

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) has released its World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia: An Analysis of Prevalence, Incidence, Cost and Trends. Among other findings, the report says the number of people worldwide living with dementia is growing, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Download the World Alzheimer's Report 2015.

August 14
Eliminate stress during nine week program beginning September 1. Stress-Busting ProgramTM targets those caring for someone with dementia.

Providing care for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's disease often leads to emotional and physical strain, resulting in caregiver stress. More.


August 7, 2015
Learn The Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia August 19 in Burleson and September 2 in Haltom City 

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is
increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer's (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in
their 40s or 50s. More




July 27, 2015
Alzheimer's Association presents free summer caregiver seminar Thursday, August 6 in Colleyville and Friday, August 7 in Hudson Oaks

Half-day program features dementia care specialist Dr. Tam Cummings

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are puzzling maladies, to say the least. Everyone involved—from the person with the disease to his/her caregivers, to friends and family members—can be caught by off guard by the physical and emotional affects the fatal disease. More


June 17, 2015
Sundance Square goes purple for Alzheimer's, Sunday, June 21

In honor of June being Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, all of the buildings, the plaza, and the umbrellas of Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth will be lit in purple.





June 16, 2015
House shows exemplary leadership in addressing the Alzheimer's crisis with an increase of $300M for 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 Alzheimer’s Association applauds this significant milestone toward reaching the levels deemed necessary by scientists to realize the goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease – to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025. More


June 1, 2015
Alzheimer’s Association unveils “10 Ways to Love Your Brain” in recognition of June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month 

More than 340,000 people in Texas have Alzheimer’s disease, which is the 6th leading cause of death in the state. Evidence is mounting: People living in North Central Texas can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes. That is the conclusion of a new research summary published in the June issue of 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. More





June 1, 1015
Alzheimer’s Association celebrates family caregivers during African-American seminar

Ten percent of the 15 million Americans providing unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's and other dementia are African-American. The National Alliance for Caregiving indicates that this 10 percent spends approximately 30 hours a week caring for a loved one. As an organization dedicated to assisting those caring for someone with dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter presents a half-day seminar intended to help caregivers learn how to be confident, educated and healthy. Celebrating the Caregiver will be Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tarrant County Public Health Department (1101 South Main Street, Fort Worth, 76104).





February 16, 2015
Alzheimer’s Association explores dementia from all sides during spring symposium

The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter presents a day-long symposium intended to help caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia differentiate between fact and fiction when it comes to the mysteries of the disease. Dementia from All Sides will be Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Riley Conference Center of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1700 West Fuller Avenue, 76115). The program begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.). Lunch will be provided.





February 12, 2015
Waco Caregiver Seminar helps professional and family caregivers gain better understanding of dementia

It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one or a client with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Caregivers for people with dementia number in the tens of millions—you are not alone. Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Texas Chapter presents, In Search of a Better Future with Alzheimer’s—What Lies Beyond?, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Mclennan Community College Conference Center (4601 North 19th Street, Waco, 76710). The day-long seminar is targeted to both professional and family caregivers. The program begins at 8:15 a.m. ends at 4 p.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.



February 4, 2015
This Presidents’ Day, celebrate Reagan and later presidents’ actions to move Alzheimer’s awareness forward

Presidents’ Day—an American holiday celebrated the third Monday in February to recognize the accomplishments of our nation’s executive leaders. Presidents’ Day—the third Monday in February when 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 15.5 million caregivers* celebrate what they consider the most important  accomplishment of our nation’s 40th president.



January 5, 2015
Alert! Songs from the Shadows opens Friday, January , 2015, at Community Arts Center
“Songs from the Shadows” is an exhibition of 25 watercolor paintings created by people with dementia—participants in the Chapter’s Memories in the Making® program—from throughout the North Central Texas Chapter region.


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