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Use these safety tips to help avoid medication-related problems.

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The Alzheimer’s Association also offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease.

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We Must Walk

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10 million U.S. baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer News 3/18/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association response to president’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget proposal

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Alzheimer News 2/4/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s disease awareness stamp now availableGet the stamp

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Alzheimer News 10/17/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s disease supersedes diabetes as sixth leading cause of death in the United States

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Alzheimer News 6/12/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer advocate competes for Miss America crown

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Alzheimer News 1/24/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association continues Champions consumer awareness campaign with new ads

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Alzheimer News 03/17/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on release of Medicare Trustee Report

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Alzheimer News 3/25/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association Statement Phase III Results for Tarenflurbil (Flurizan)

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Alzheimer News 6/30/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Charlton Heston 1924-2008

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Alzheimer News 4/7/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Founding Association member Katzman dies

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Alzheimer News 9/29/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Gardening reduces stress for busy caregivers

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Alzheimer News 11/3/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Julie Christie wins Golden Globe for "Away From Her"

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Alzheimer News 1/14/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Life in the two-year Medicare wait period

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Alzheimer News 11/13/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Memory Walk goes to Iraq

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Alzheimer News 8/29/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

New study shows cognitive and social activity in midlife may reduce dementia risk in men

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Alzheimer News 9/22/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Senate Special Committee Hearing on Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer News 5/13/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Seniors eligible for $300 tax rebate checks

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Alzheimer News 2/15/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Stigma cited as top concern for people living with Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer News 08/26/08 | Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is proud to win 2008 Caregiver Friendly Award

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Alzheimer News 4/11/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Where do your representatives and senators stand on healthcare issues?

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Alzheimer News 3/4/2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Disease International conference to be held March 25-28

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Alzheimer News 3/17/09 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association lauds passage Of Braley Amendment

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Alzheimer News 7/31/09 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on the annual Medicare Trustees Report

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Alzheimer News 5/13/2009 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association statement on the passing of John J. O’Connor III

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Alzheimer News 11/11/2009 | Alzheimer's Association

Association statement on impact of nursing shortage

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Alzheimer News 2/24/09 | Alzheimer's Association

National Alzheimer’s Project Act

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Alzheimer News 8/5/2009 | Alzheimer's Association

Newt Gingrich talks about Alzheimer's Study Group

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Alzheimer News 3/6/2009 | Alzheimer's Association

Red carpet worthy: Seth Rogen wears Alzheimer awareness pin to the Oscars®

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Alzheimer News 2/23/2009 | Alzheimer's Association

Response to introduction of the Medicare two-year wait bill

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Alzheimer News 4/7/09 | Alzheimer's Association

Response to President Obama's address to Congress

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Alzheimer News 2/25/09 | Alzheimer's Association

Sen. Warner joins Alzheimer task force as co-chair

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Alzheimer News 3/11/09 | Alzheimer's Association

Senate confirms new National Institutes of Health Director

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Alzheimer News 8/10/2009 | Alzheimer's Association

Social Security Administration hosts younger-onset hearing

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Alzheimer News 7/27/09 | Alzheimer's Association

SSA considers adding Alzheimer's to Compassionate Allowances list

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Alzheimer News 7/29/09 | Alzheimer's Association

Training fellowship awarded to Alzheimer researcher

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Alzheimer News 4/16/09 | Alzheimer's Association

Tune in Sept. 15 on PBS: "Living with Alzheimer's"

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Alzheimer News 9/11/2009 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association named one of America's best nonprofits to work for

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Alzheimer news 4/1/2010 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement regarding biomarkers article in Archives of Neurology

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Alzheimer News 8/11/2010 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer News 12/2/2010

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Alzheimer News 12/2/2010 | Alzheimer's Association

MetLife Foundation Thanksgiving program to benefit Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer News - 11/22/2010 | Alzheimer's Association

Needs of Alzheimer population addressed in healthcare reform legislation

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Alzheimer News 03/22/10 | Alzheimer's Association

Report: Alzheimer's disease to cost United States $20 trillion over next 40 years

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Alzheimer News 5/19/2010 | Alzheimer's Association

The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer News 8/24/2010 | Alzheimer's Association

Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services holds first meeting

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Alzheimer's News 09/27/11 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association president and CEO named to Alzheimer's advisory council

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Alzheimer's News 8/23/2011 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on the passing of Sargent Shriver

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Alzheimer News 1/18/11 | Alzheimer's Association

NARFE raises $9 million for the Alzheimer's Association

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Alzheimer's News 4/18/2011 | Alzheimer's Association

New Generation Alzheimer's report calls Alzheimer's defining disease of the baby boomers

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Alzheimer News 1/27/2011 | Alzheimer's Association

U.N. high-level meeting recognizes global Alzheimer's burden

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Alzheimer's News 9/19/2011 | Alzheimer's Association

World Alzheimer Report confirms interventions for people with mild dementia beneficial

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Alzheimer's News 9/14/2011 | Alzheimer's Association

Advisory Council discusses significant recommendations for National Alzheimer's Plan

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Alzheimer's News 01/18/12 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association commends recognition of Alzheimer's and dementia as global health threat

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Alzheimer's News 4/11/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association lauds enactment of the Food and Drug Administration Bill

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Alzheimer's News 7/10/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's advisory council discusses initial draft of National Alzheimer's Plan

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Alzheimer's News 3/15/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on FDA approval of florbetapir (Amyvid)

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Alzheimer's News 4/6/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Advisory Council approves its recommendations for National Alzheimer's Plan

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Alzheimer's News 4/17/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association statement on draft framework of National Alzheimer’s Plan

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Alzheimer's News 01/09/12 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on solanezumab Phase 3 results

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Alzheimer's News 8/24/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

Scientist exchange program hopes to advance Alzheimer's disease research

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Alzheimer's News 10/25/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

Settlement ensures people with Alzheimer's access to rehabilitative services

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Alzheimer's News 10/23/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

World Alzheimer Report reveals negative perceptions about people with dementia

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Alzheimer's News 9/21/2012 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association applauds White House brain mapping initiative

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Alzheimer's News 4/2/2013 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Advisory Council evaluates progress implementing National Alzheimer's Plan

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Alzheimer's News 4/30/2013 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults

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Alzheimer's News, 10/21/2013 | Alzheimer's Association

Association to continue to advocate for coverage of diagnostic tool

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Alzheimer's News 7/5/2013 | Alzheimer's Association

Legislation reintroduced to improve diagnosis of Alzheimer's and strengthen care planning

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Alzheimer's News 4/11/2013 | Alzheimer's Association

Panel requires additional data about brain amyloid imaging for Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer's News 1/30/2013 | Alzheimer's Association

President Obama includes Alzheimer's in State of the Union

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Alzheimer's News 2/13/2013 | Alzheimer's Association

Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease signed into law by President Obama

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Alzheimer's News 1/17/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease passed by Congress, sent to president

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Alzheimer's News 1/16/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association applauds the introduction of the Alzheimer's Accountability Act

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Alzheimer's News 4/2/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

Groups unite to cross lines between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

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Alzheimer's News 2/5/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

Inaugural Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month initiates a global conversation about dementia

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Alzheimer's News, 6/2/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease signed into law by President Obama

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Alzheimer's News 1/17/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

Record $122 million increase proposed for Alzheimer's disease in funding bill

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Alzheimer's News 1/14/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

Seth Rogen, Dennis Moore testify at Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing

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Alzheimer's News 2/26/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

First Alzheimer's professional judgment budget reflects urgency in addressing this triple threat

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Alzheimer's news, 7/27/2015 | Alzheimer's Association

House answers Alzheimer's Association advocates' call for a $300 million increase

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Alzheimer's News, 6/24/2015 | Alzheimer's Association

Senate makes bipartisan call for landmark 60 percent increase in Alzheimer's research funding

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Alzheimer's News, 6/23/2015 | Alzheimer's Association

Sigma Kappa Supports Alzheimer's Association With $1 Million Gift

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Research Funding on Path for Additional $400 Million Increase

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association Celebrates Extraordinary Week

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Governance

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Advocate

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Join hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer's advocates who are making Alzheimer's a national priority.

Advocate

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Join hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer's advocates who are making Alzheimer's a national priority.

Why We Advocate

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Our Impact

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The Holidays and Alzheimer's

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With planning, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions.

Get Involved

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Everyone can help in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Join us!

Events

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E-news Archives

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Make a Donation

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Every dollar you give benefits those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Marshalls

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Become a Partner

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Myths

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Is memory loss a natural part of aging? Do aspartame, aluminum, silver dental fillings or the flu shot increase risk of Alzheimer's? Learn the facts about these

Make a Difference

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ALEX AND ANI

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Alzheimer's Association statement on Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act

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Alzheimer’s Association statement on Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act | Alzheimer's Association

In Brief News Sign Up

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Sign up to receive updates of the latest clinical guidelines, studies, resources and Alzheimer's news.

Tribute Pages

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Helpline

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Our free 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance.

Helpline

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Our free 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance.

Cutco

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Portfolio Summaries

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View summaries of grants funded by year.

Participate in an Event

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Join us to raise awareness and funds to further the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

About Our Grants

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Our International Research Grant Program funds investigations to advance our understanding of Alzheimer's.

Grants

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As the world's leading nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is accelerating the field toward solutions for the global Alzheimer's crisis.

Community

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Resources

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Treatments

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While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or a way to slow its progression, there are treatments that may help symptoms.

Treatments

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While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or a way to slow its progression, there are treatments that may help symptoms.

Accepting the Diagnosis

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Accepting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia requires time to absorb information.

Zing

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Maria's March to raise Alzheimer awareness

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Maria's March to raise Alzheimer awareness | Alzheimer's Association

Legislation introduced to improve diagnosis of Alzheimer's and strengthen care planning

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Alzheimer’s News 4/7/2011 | Alzheimer's Association

New Department of Defense program to fund Alzheimer's research

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Alzheimer’s News 4/15/11 | Alzheimer's Association

Report captures insights on challenges a national Alzheimer’s plan must address

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Alzheimer’s News 11/8/2011 | Alzheimer's Association

Efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates incorporated in funding bill

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Alzheimer’s News, 12/9/2014 | Alzheimer's Association

New research summary: Lifestyle changes help reduce risk of cognitive decline

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Alzheimer’s News, 6/1/2015 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Research Funding Receives Bipartisan Support in House

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Younger-Onset Alzheimer's

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Diagnosis of younger-onset brings unique challenges. Get information and resources to help you plan for family impact, work, financial and future care.

Volunteer

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Blog

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News

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Pay it Forward: CruZionsville

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Paying it forward with porsches! CruZionsville benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.

Awareness Is Aim Of Early Alzheimer's Advisor

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An Indiana woman will play a role in steering the national Alzheimer’s Association when it comes to the disease’s early stages.

Indiana Alzheimer’s Cases And Costs Rise

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A new report finds Alzheimer’s deaths in Indiana are on the rise as well as related costs.

Safety

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Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan becomes vital as dementia progresses.

Know What to Expect

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Take an empowering first step by learning more about the changes you may experience, and what to do next to move forward with your life.

50 Activities

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Overcoming Stigma

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End-of-Life Planning

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After diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia, care and end-of-life planning can be difficult. Get facts on hospice, DNR and more to help you plan ahead.

Favorite Links

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Web links related to Alzheimer's.

Partnerships

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As a global leader in Alzheimer's research, we operate in a spirit of inclusiveness, seeking partnerships throughout the scientific community.

Areas We Serve

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The Alzheimer's Association - Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter serves an 11-county region.

Diagnosis & Assessment

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Resource Lists by County

Multicultural Outreach Program

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Our goal is to provide information, education and support to everyone who is affected by Alzheimer's disease or related dementias

Care Consultations

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Helping you and your family develop a road map to navigate through the many thoughts, emotions, and questions you may have about memory loss and dementia.

En Español

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Ya se estima que el número de latinos que sufren de la enfermedad de Alzheimer aumentará un 600 por ciento para el año 2050.

Kentucky License Plate

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End Alzheimer’s License Plate now available!

Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters wins American Express Members Project

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October 14, 2008 | Alzheimer's Association

“Away from Her” earns two Oscar nods

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January 22, 2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Frontotemporal dementia included in Compassionate Allowances Initiative

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October 27, 2008 | Alzheimer's Association

State policymakers urged to prepare for Alzheimer epidemic

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December 4, 2008 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on care coordination

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May 13, 2009 | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on semagacestat trial

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August 17, 2010 | Alzheimer's Association

Helping You

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Find local support groups, education programs, and resources.

lokai

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Community Forums

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Alzheimer's Community Forum

Seniors and Alzheimer's testing

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A new report finds a troubling disconnect between some seniors and their physicians.

Alzheimer's Association unites community members to spread awareness

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The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter hosted a Community Forum in Valparaiso.

Events

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AWARE is the Alliance of Women for Alzheimer's Research and Education, and part of the Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter's charge to end Alzheimer's.

Use of Funds

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Use of Funds

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Employee Giving

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Early Stage Programs

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Learning that someone you care about has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia can be life changing.

Health Care Professionals

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Guidelines and recommendations for health care professionals.

If You Have Alzheimer's

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If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone.

Ashtabula County Alzheimer's Community Forum

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A town hall style meeting about Alzheimer's in Ashtabula County on May 7, 6-8 p.m., at the Ashtabula County District Library.

Senior Management

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Education Programs

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We offer numerous educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s and community members as well.

Leadership

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Blog

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Blog

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Milestones

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Treatment Horizon

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A worldwide quest is under way to find new treatments to stop, slow or even prevent Alzheimer's.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

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Your memory often changes as you grow older. But memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Building a Culture of Care

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Nov 14, 2019 – 8:30am-3:30pm – Effingham

Why Get Checked?

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Read about the benefits of receiving an early diagnosis.

Life After Diagnosis

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Learn how to get support and live your best life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

Education Programs

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The Alzheimer’s Association offers several educational programs for families & individuals facing Alzheimer’s. Find one in your area.

Contact Us

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IL-Illinois

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AlzWell Social Club

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The AlzWell Social Club is held in White Plains. It includes lunch and fun activities for people with Alzheimer's and their family caregivers.

Working With the Doctor

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Learn how to plan ahead to get the most out of medical appointments.

Food and Eating

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If eating and nutrition have become a challenge, try these strategies to simplify mealtime.

Activities

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Learn how to modify activities to enhance quality of life.

Facts and Figures

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Learn how Alzheimer's and dementia impacts individuals, caregivers and the nation.

Anxiety and Agitation

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A person with dementia may become restless or upset in certain places when focused on specific details.

Incontinence

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Learn about causes and how to respond to this common issue in the later stages of Alzheimer's.

Dressing and Grooming

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Helping a person with dementia maintain his or her appearance can promote positive self-esteem.

Early Alzheimer's in parent exacts heavy toll on young adult children

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Julianne Moore and her upcoming movie role about Alzheimer's

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Many with Alzheimer's never get the diagnosis

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Sandy's story: Fighting Alzheimer's

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Disease Falls More Heavily on Women Than on Men

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association Mourns Death of Country Music Legend Glen Campbell

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Big Financial Costs a Part of Alzheimer's Toll on Families

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Aggression and Anger

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Aggressive behaviors can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation.

Glossary

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Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network

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Changing the way researchers work together to answer questions related to the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's.

Glossary

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Alzheimer's Association launches interactive Caregiver Stress Check

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Alzheimer’s Association launches interactive Caregiver Stress Check | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on Sen. Kennedy's death

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Alzheimer's Association statement on Sen. Kennedy's death | Alzheimer's Association

Response to release of Alzheimer’s Study Group report

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Alzheimer’s Study Group Report | Alzheimer's Association

Jan's Story spotlights younger-onset Alzheimer's

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Jan's Story spotlights younger-onset Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association statement on florbetapir PET amyloid imaging

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Alzheimer's Association statement on florbetapir PET amyloid imaging | Alzheimer's Association

First international collaboration on Alzheimer's disease genetics launched

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First international collaboration on Alzheimer’s disease genetics launched | Alzheimer's Association

Health and Human Services releases National Alzheimer's Plan draft

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Health and Human Services releases National Alzheimer's Plan draft | Alzheimer's Association

First guidelines published for brain amyloid imaging in Alzheimer's

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First guidelines published for brain amyloid imaging in Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Association

HHS releases 2013 update to the National Alzheimer's Plan

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HHS releases 2013 update to the National Alzheimer's Plan | Alzheimer's Association

Senate makes history with 60% increase to Alzheimer's research funding

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Senate makes history with 60% increase to Alzheimer's research funding | Alzheimer's Association

Depression

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Identifying depression in someone with Alzheimer's can be difficult, since dementia can cause some of the same symptoms.

Dementia and Driving

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Guidance on driving safety related to dementia, vision & older drivers. Includes videos, tips & resources to help you deal with this difficult topic.

Hallucinations

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Some hallucinations may be frightening to a person with Alzheimer's, while others may involve ordinary visions from the past.

Donate Stock

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Each year we bring Walk to End Alzheimer's to over 600 communities. We could not do it without our dedicated Walk volunteers.

Support Groups

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Alzheimer's Association Support Groups in the Southeastern Wisconsin Area

Research Roundtable

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Advancing the research, development and management of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

Abuse

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Those with Alzheimer's and other dementias are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Learn types and signs of abuse and how to report an incident or concern.

Prevention

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Promising research is under way to find a treatment for Alzheimer's, delay its onset and prevent it from developing.

Earlier Diagnosis

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What if we could diagnose Alzheimer's before symptoms started?

Traveling

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Traveling with persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias requires planning. Get tips on how to travel safely with them.

Preparing for Emergencies

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Emergency situations can be especially confusing for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Here you'll find steps to be ready as possible.

Publications

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Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.

Publications

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Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.

Alzheimer’s Community Forum - Quincy

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Dec 10, 2019 – 6pm-7:30pm – Quincy

You've heard of storytellers? These are dancetellers, telling the story of Alzheimer's.

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Dance Kaleidoscope dancers rehearse 'Still Connected.' Early Stage Engagement Program of the Alzheimer's Association provided stories for the choreography.

Resolving Family Conflicts

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Dealing with Alzheimer's can bring out many strong emotions. Get strategies to help your family cope.

About TrialMatch

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For Librarians

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Resources for librarians.

Online Catalog

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Search our collection.

How to Borrow

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Three easy ways to get materials.

Ask a Librarian

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Expert answers to your questions.

About the Library

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Learn how we can help you.

Go Mobile

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Useful library apps.

Funny Face

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Shared Genes

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Living with Younger-Onset

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A diagnosis of younger-onset is probably not what you had planned for at this time in your life. You will face unique challenges...

Early Stage Opportunities

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The Alzheimer’s Association offers services for persons diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's disease & their care partners.

Events

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The Mississippi Chapter participates in two signature fundraising events; The Longest Day and The Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together we will #ENDALZ

Mother of Virginia Senator Mark Warner dies

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Alz News 01-25-2010 | Alzheimer's Association

About This Site

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Press Resources

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Research

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Volunteer Locally

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Learn about volunteer opportunities at your local Alzheimer's Association chapter.

Community Forums

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Alzheimer's Community Forum

Our Story

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Clinical Trials

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Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.

Clinical Trials

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Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.

Clinical Trials

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Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.

Clinical Trials

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Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.

Search Databases

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Find studies, articles, reports and other data.

Sleep Issues and Sundowning

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Like changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer's on the brain.

Resource Lists

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Chosen by our staff and reviewed by experts in the field.

OH-Cleveland

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Technology 101

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Check out this run-down of common tracking technologies and information about emerging trends.

Virtual Library

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The Green-Field Library is the nation's oldest resource center devoted to knowledge about Alzheimer's.

Social Media Tools

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Social bookmarking and cataloging.

Daily Care

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A person with dementia will eventually need assistance with daily living. Routines and activities can be adpated as needs change.

Management

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Repetition

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In most cases, a person with Alzheimer's is probably looking for comfort, security and familiarity when repeating information.

Improving Care

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Medical Tests

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From mental status testing to imaging, learn how Alzheimer's is diagnosed.

Home Safety

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Home safety is critical for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Learn about potential safety hazards and get home safety tips.

Programs and Support

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Our programs and services connect you with peers and professionals to help you live your best life for as long as possible.

Types of Grants

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Our grant program supports investigators at every professional stage and includes categories designed to address gaps in research efforts.

E-news

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Dental Care

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Read about how to help a person with dementia maintain good oral health.

24/7 Wandering Support for a Safe Return

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Learn about a 24-hour nationwide emergency and wandering response service for individuals living with Alzheimer's.

Funded Studies

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Search abstracts from studies funded through our grants program.

Alzheimer's Association response to introduction of the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act

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Alzheimer News 7/24/09 | Alzheimer's Association

Suspicions and Delusions

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Suspicions and delusions — firmly held beliefs in things that are not real — may occur in middle- to late-stage Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's numbers increasing in Brevard, Florida

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"Alzheimer's is not an aging disease, it's a fatal neurological disease, and we're not supposed to age this way," says Michelle Branham.

Legal Planning

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Helping You

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The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter has been serving Greater Houston and the Southeast Texas area for over thirty years.

Thankful

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C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award winner announced

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C.A.R.E. Pharmacy Award winner announced | Alzheimer's Association

Healthy Living

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Science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.

Alzheimer's forums bring together community members and decision-makers

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The Alzheimer's Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region held two community forums on Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss.

Caregiver Stress

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Learn 10 symptoms of caregiver stress and get tips to avoid burnout.

Care Training Resources

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Our free, online programs offer information and practical advice.

Employer Match

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Living with Alzheimer's

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A series of education programs that provide information about early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected.

Volunteer

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Make a difference in the fight to #ENDALZ.

Community Educators

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Community Educators are volunteer public speakers who help raise awareness, provide education and expand the reach of Alzheimer's Association programs.

Alzheimer’s Association Community Representative (AACR)

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AACRs assist the Alzheimer’s Association in meeting the community needs by representing the Alzheimer’s Association at health and wellness fairs.

Helping You

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The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter is here to help local families dealing with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Caregiver Support Groups

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We have many support groups throughout Illinois, at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.

Historic Advances in the Fight to End Alzheimer’s by Texas State Legislature

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86th Texas Legislature makes giant strides for Texans dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia.

Research Funding

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Alzheimer's Rally in Tally

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Advocates from across the Sunshine State gather annually in Tallahassee to raise Alzheimer's awareness and share their story to legislators.

News

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Browse articles and news releases

Alzheimer’s Facts

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5.7 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050 this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.

One Step Closer

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The Alzheimer’s Association Science Hub

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Download our app for the latest Alzheimer’s research and information.

Stages of Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages.

Professional Education

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Through the Eyes of A Person with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Association Business Consortium (AABC)

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The AABC works on areas of common interest in a pre-competitive space to advance both research and member companies' goals.

WA-Washington

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Annual Report

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China ADNI

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Japan ADNI

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Korea ADNI

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European ADNI

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Argentina ADNI

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Australia ADNI

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Taiwan ADNI

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About WW-ADNI

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World Wide Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (WW-ADNI)

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This global effort fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing among brain imaging researchers.

Journals

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Browse our leading, peer-reviewed journals.

Alzheimer's Association honors SSA commissioner Astrue with Humanitarian Award

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Alzheimer’s Association honors SSA commissioner Astrue with Humanitarian Award | Alzheimer's Association

White House Conference on Aging held during rapidly growing momentum in fight to end Alzheimer’s

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White House Conference on Aging builds on momentum in fight to end Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Association

Guidelines Index

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Care Planning

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Process and Timeline

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Learn how to apply for a grant.

Visiting Your Doctor

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Get questions to ask and learn what to expect at a visit for symptoms.

Professional Researchers

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Scientists investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Professional Researchers

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Scientists investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

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The Alzheimer's Association has been involved in every major advancement in Alzheimer's and dementia research since the 1980s.

Research and Progress

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This is a time of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer’s disease.

Research and Progress

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This is a time of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer’s disease.

Middle-Stage Caregiving

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During the middle stages of Alzheimer's, the person living with dementia will need a greater level of care.

Stages and Behaviors

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Learn about what to expect and what resources are available for each stage of Alzheimer's disease.

Early-Stage Caregiving

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Early-stage Alzheimer's and related dementia symptoms are mild and the main role of a caregiver is support.

Late-Stage Caregiving

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The late stage of Alzheimer's usually requires intensive care. As caregiver, your role focuses on preserving quality of life and dignity.

Changes to Your Relationship

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As Alzheimer's progresses, there are still ways to connect.

Trajectory Report

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Financial Information

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The Desert Southwest Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization.

Association statement on strengthening the long-term care workforce

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Association statement on strengthening the long-term care workforce | Alzheimer's Association

Association statement on National Silver Alert Act

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Association statement on National Silver Alert Act | Alzheimer's Association

Congress approves $10 billion in scientific research funding

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Congress approves $10 billion in scientific research funding | Alzheimer's Association

New statement to medical community demands a dignified diagnosis of dementia

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New statement to medical community demands a dignified diagnosis of dementia | Alzheimer's Association

Panel discusses "Lovely, Still" at AARP conference

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Panel discusses 'Lovely, Still' at AARP conference | Alzheimer's Association

David Hyde Pierce honored with special Tony Award

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David Hyde Pierce honored with special Tony Award | Alzheimer's Association

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AWARDS PRESTIGIOUS ZENITH FELLOWS GRANT TO SCIENTIST AT MCGOVERN MEDICAL SCH

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Professor of neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston awarded a Zenith Fellows research grant.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AWARDS PRESTIGIOUS ZENITH FELLOWS GRANT TO BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE SCIENT

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Dr. Joanna Jankowsky, associate professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, awarded a Zenith Fellows research grant.

Baylor College of Medicine experts present latest Alzheimer’s research

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Baylor College of Medicine co-hosted its annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter

Senate Makes Monumental Commitment to Care, Support

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Support Groups

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Support groups create a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Find a support group near you.

Donate a Car

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News

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Volunteer

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Alzheimer's Association volunteers serve education and outreach programs, lead support groups, and provide office and event assistance.

Helping You

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If you, or someone you love is experience Alzheimer's or a related dementia, the New Mexico Chapter is here to help. 1 (800) 272 3900.

Wandering

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Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.

Wandering

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Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.

Conferences & Forums

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Attend a conference or forum near you

Caregiving

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Caregivers face special challenges. Our resources can help at every stage.

Caregiving

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Caregivers face special challenges. Our resources can help at every stage.

Early Stage Programs

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with early stage dementia or experiencing changes in memory, involvement in early stage programs can be very helpful.

Education

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The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease.

Unite to #ENDALZ

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Explore the different ways you can get involved and help in the fight to end Alzheimer's!

Brain Tour

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Residential Care

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Different types of facilities provide different levels of care, depending on the person's needs.

Early Stage Programs

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Adult Day Centers

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Caregiver Depression

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Learn about symptoms, treatment, coping tips and when to see a physician.

Brain Facts

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International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio

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A database of funded Alzheimer’s disease research from around the world.

Classroom Education

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Join us at one of our upcoming free educational programs near you.

Diversity Outreach

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We seek to be inclusive of the millions of people currently affected by Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers and the communities in which they live.

CME Activities

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Be a Healthy Caregiver

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Learn how to stay physically and emotionally strong.

Mixed Dementia

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Online Tools

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Alzheimer's Navigator, ALZConnected, Community Resource Finder, E-Learning Workshops, essentiALZ, TrialMatch & Virtual Library

Southeastern Wisconsin Fundraising Events

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We hold several special events each year to support the Alzheimer's Association's programs and services. You are invited to join us!

Vascular Dementia

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Educational Programs

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Free to the community, class topics include general information about Alzheimer's disease, legal and financial concerns, and communication and behavior.

Support Groups

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Education Programs

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Legal Documents

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Learn about important legal documents, including guardianship, power of attorney and living wills.

Care Options

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Deciding on care can be a tough decision. We have information to help.

Memory Loss and Confusion

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Those with Alzheimer's may not remember familiar people, places or things in the later stages of the disease.

Grief and Loss as Alzheimer's Progresses

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It's normal to have feelings of loss as your life is changed by Alzheimer's.

In-home Care

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In-home care allows a person with Alzheimer's to stay in a familiar environment. It also can be of great assistance to caregivers.

What Is Dementia?

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Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and thinking skills.

I Have Alzheimer's

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The right information and resources can empower those with Alzheimer's.

I Have Alzheimer's

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The right information and resources can empower those with Alzheimer's.

23 Chromosomes

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Diagnosis

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Learn what to expect when visiting a doctor for symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Respite Care

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Hospice Care

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Keep Up With Alzheimer’s News and Events

The first survivor of Alzheimer's is out there, but we won't get there without you.

Donate Now

Learn how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain.

Take the Brain Tour

Don't just hope for a cure. Help us find one. Volunteer for a clinical trial.

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