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Welcome!
Welcome to the e-news for the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. In this update, you will find useful information on events, programs and research. We hope you will enjoy this issue!
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In the News
Get the latest news on Alzheimer's care, support, and research here: 

Grasping for Any Way to Prevent Alzheimer's  (New York Times) - In a new study, researchers use a mathematical model to surmise that certain behaviors and conditions, all of which can be modified, are responsible for half of the roughly 5.3 million Alzheimer's cases in the United States.

 

GE to Seek FDA OK for Alzheimer's Imaging Agent  (Reuters) - General Electric Co. is finishing clinical trials for an agent designed to detect early signs of Alzheimer's and expects to seek regulatory approval by year's end.

Teacher Runs Across Country for Alzheimer's Research and More (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Glenn Caffrey, a man who is running across the USA for Alzheimer's research, describes the inspiration for his journey, which he calls the "Cure Alzheimer's Run". Visit the site.

 

Missouri Taking the Lead in Alzheimer's Research and State Plan (SE Missourian) - Missouri is making Alzheimer's disease a priority through it's research and adoption of an Alzheimer's State Plan.
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aaic11Alzheimer's Association International Conference Fuels Research Progress

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) drew a record number of people to Paris, France to share the latest ideas, thoughts and theories. New studies captured global media attention as the world's leading experts explored innovative ways to further Alzheimer's research. Numerous presentations were made by researchers from around the world. A detailed recap of the conference, including information on the 2012 AAIC, can be found here.
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Personal Assistance on the 24/7 Helpline  
The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline - 800-272-3900 - is available all day, every day for questions or concerns about caregiving, programs, resources, support groups and general  inormation. No question is too big or too small. If you are an individual with dementia and have a question, call us. If you a family or professional caregiver and have a question, call us. We are here for you, day and night. Helpline questions can also be sent via email to contact-sewi@alz.org.
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Walk to End Alzheimer's - Coming Up! wtea photo

Join us! Register for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ and unite in a movement. Since 1989, we've mobilized millions of Americans to walk together for a common cause. Now, we ask you to register for Walk to End Alzheimer's, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. To register online today, click here

 

For tools to help team captains and participants, please click here.

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Events Around Town 

Do you want to support the Alzheimer's Association AND have fun at the same time? Attend one of the upcoming events being hosted by members of the community who share your desire to see a world without Alzheimer's. There are golf outings, barbecues, auctions...you name it! Click here and scroll down to "Third Party Events" for information.  

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Career Opportunities

There are currently two open positions at our chapter, Communications and Marketing Manager and Special Events Support Staff (temporary). For details, please click here.

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Education, Programs, and Support

We are offering numerous education programs, conferences and support groups for caregivers in the next months. To view our education calendar which features a complete listing of the programs offered in your community, click here. For a listing of caregiver support groups, click here.
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Social Networking Aids Awareness

Tell your friends on social networks that you're part of the fight to end Alzheimer's. Go ahead and "Like" the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter on Facebook or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. With your help, we can increase awareness about Alzheimer's disease. Click the icons below to start! 

 

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