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  • Copy of E-newsletter July 14  (7/14/2016)
  • -Washington Update:
    --House Appropriators Call for $350 Million Increase for Alzheimer's Disease in FY 2017
    --CMS Proposes Medicare Payment for Alzheimer's Care Planning
    --Bill Introduced to Expand In-Home Care Model for People with Chronic Conditions

    News to Use:
    -Register Now for AFA's Fall Concepts in Care Educational Conferences
    -A Night of "Scent-sational" Shopping to Benefit AFA
    -New York State Senator Jack Martins to Host Memory Screenings in Roslyn

    News Updates:
  • E-newsletter June 16  (6/16/2016)
  • -Washington Update:
    --Senate Appropriations Committee Calls for Increased Alzheimer's Disease Funding in FY 2017 Budget

    -See the White Sox and Make a Difference

    -Winners of AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship Announced

    News to Use:
    -Support the Issuance of an Alzheimer's Postage Stamp
    -Webinar: Preparing a Dementia-Capable Workforce
    -n Evening of Sips, Sweets and Shopping to Benefit AFA
    -Free Webinar: Clinical Opportunities With Older Adults
  • E-newsletter June 6  (6/6/2016)
  • -Washington Updates:
    --Support the Issuance of an Alzheimer's Postage Stamp

    -Register for Dementia Care Training

    News to Use:
    -Join AFA's Phone-Based Support Groups
    -Free Webinar: Clinical Opportunities With Older Adults
    -An Evening at "The Father" on Broadway
  • E-newsletter April 29  (4/29/2016)
  • -Washington Updates:
    --President Obama Reauthorizes Older Americans Act
    --Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services to Meet April 29

    -Ashley Campbell Announced as Special Guest for AFA's Nashville Concepts in Care Conference

    -Alzheimer's Foundation of America Issues Statement on "Reagan" Movie

    News to Use:
    -Special Discount for Healthcare Professionals on AFA Partners in Care DVD
    -Free Webinar: Living Fully with Dementia
  • E-newsletter April 19  (4/19/2016)
  • -Alzheimer's Foundation Offers More Support for Caregivers
    -Don't Miss Out! AFA's Nashville Concepts in Care Conference
    -Washington Update:
    --Senate Aging Committee Holds Hearing on Progress of National Alzheimer's Plan

    News to Use:
    -Occupational Therapists Get 10 Percent Discount on AFA's Dementia Care Training
    -Free Webinar: Living Fully with Dementia
  • E-newsletter April 1  (4/1/2016)
  • -April Is Occupational Therapy Month
    Occupational Therapists Get 10 Percent Discount on AFA's Dementia Care Training
    -Join Us: AFA Concepts in Care Educational Conference, Nashville
    -Washington Update: Older Americans Act Reauthorization (OAA) Passes House

    News to Use:
    -Department of Justice Announces Regional Elder Justice Task Forces
    -Webinar: Mobile Apps to Assist Vulnerable Adults
    -Register Now: April 26 "AFA Partners in Care" Training at AFA Headquarters
    -AFA Introduces In-Person Support Group

    News Update:
    -Study Sheds New Light on Possible Cause of Alzheimer's

  • E-newsletter March 18  (3/18/2016)
  • -Meet the Experts: AFA Concepts in Care NYC Speaker Spotlight
    -House Subcommittee Members Call For Increasing Alzheimer's Disease Research Funding at NIH

    News to Use:
    -AFA Introduces Evening Support Group
    -Care Connection Teleconference

    News Update:
    -Women May Have Better Word Memory Than Men in Early Alzheimer's
  • E-newsletter March 3  (3/3/2016)
  • Washington Updates:
    -Congressional Committee Examines Long-Term Care Financing Options
    -AFA Attends 'Social Work Day on the Hill'

    News to Use:
    -March 16: AFA's Celebrating Social Workers as Partners In Care Webinar
    -Grab Your Dancing Shoes for 'A Night On the Edge'

    News Update:
    -Is Hostility in Young Adulthood a Precursor to Middle Age Memory and Thinking Problems?
  • E-newsletter February 19  (2/19/2016)
  • -Register for AFA's Spring 2016 Concepts in Care Educational Conferences

    Washington Updates:
    -Proposed Administration Budget Includes Flat Funding For Alzheimer's Disease Research in FY'17

    -Attend Memory Care Forum, Austin, Texas

    News to Use:
    -Support For Long-Distance Caregivers is Just a Phone Call Away
    -A Few Slots Remaining: February 29 Professional Training at AFA's New York Headquarters
  • E-newsletter February 4  (2/4/2016)
  • -Get Ready for AFA's 2016 Concepts in Care Educational Conferences
    -Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Holds First Meeting of 2016
    -New Telephone-Based Support Group for Long-Distance Caregivers

    News to Use:
    -Join Us: Professional Training at AFA's New York Headquarters
    -Attend Memory Care Forum, Austin, Texas

    News Update:
    -Study Suggests Possible Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-newsletter January 21  (1/21/2016)
  • -Washington Updates
    --Alzheimer's Foundation of America Calls for $1 Billion Increase for Alzheimer's Research
    --Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services to Meet January 25
    -Join Us: AFA Concepts In Care Educational Conferences

    News to Use:
    -New Website Seeks to Demystify Medicare
    -Phone-Based Caregiver Support Group Begins February 3
    -Join Us: Professional Training at AFA's New York Headquarters
  • E-newsletter January 7  (1/7/2016)
  • -Washington Updates:
    --National Institutes of Health Releases Strategic Plan for FY'16-FY'20
    --FY'16 Budget Includes Increases For Alzheimer's Disease Research and Caregiver Supports

    -Resolve to Be Proactive About Brain Health

    News to Use:
    -AFA to Host Professional Training Workshop at its NYC Headquarters
    -New Support Group for Caregivers
    -Join Us: Care Connection Teleconference January 14
  • E-newsletter December 18  (12/18/2015)
  • -FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill Features Proposed $350 Million Increase for Alzheimer's Disease Research
    -Webinar: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Dementia
    -Islanders Team Up with AFA to Raise Awareness of Alzheimer's
  • E-newsletter December 3  (12/3/2015)
  • -Holiday Gifts and Experiences that Give Back
    -Deadline December 15: Phyllis and Milton Berg Family Respite Care Grants
    -Encore Presentation: How to Talk With a Loved One About Brain Health and Memory Concerns

  • E-newsletter November 20  (11/20/2015)
  • -Deadline Extended: Phyllis and Milton Berg Family Respite Care Grants
    -New Report Looks at Growing Role of Medicaid in Dementia Care
    -Encore Presentation: What is PBA?
    -Free Memory Screenings on November 30
    -Get Set for Giving Tuesday
  • E-newsletter November 5  (11/5/2015)
  • -AFA Lights the Nation Teal for Alzheimer's Awareness
    -Washington Update:
    --NAPA Advisory Board Welcomes New Non-Federal Members
    --Congress and White House Come to Budget Agreement -- Impact on Alzheimer's Disease Funding Uncertain
    -Young Leadership Spotlight

  • E-newsletter October 22  (10/22/2015)
  • -AFA and WOR Radio Team Up for Alzheimer's Awareness
    -Medicare Open Enrollment Underway
    -NAPA Advisory Council to Meet October 26
    -New Support Group for Long-Distance Caregivers
    -National Memory Screening Week is November 1-7

    News to Use:
    -November 5 - Light the Nation
    -November 11 - For the Love of Joseph DiSanto
  • E-newsletter October 9  (10/9/2015)
  • -Sen. Collins Rallies AFA Concepts in Care Conference Attendees to Advocate for People with Alzheimer's Disease
    -Get Ready for November, National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

    News to Use:
    -Volunteers Sought for Clinical Trials
    -New Support Group for Long-Distance Caregivers
    -Educational Workshop: Untangling the Web--Aging and Dementia

  • E-newsletter September 24  (9/24/2015)
  • -Senator Susan Collins to Deliver Opening Remarks at AFA Concepts in Care Conference
    -Legislation Introduced to Spur Innovation in Alzheimer's Research
    -Two New Support Groups for Spanish-Speaking Caregivers
  • E-newsletter September 10  (9/10/2015)
  • -Meet the Speakers: AFA Concepts in Care Conference, Washington, D.C.
    -Register Now - Fall Support Groups
  • E-newsletter August 27  (8/27/2015)
  • -An Exclusive Peek at "AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals With Dementia"
    -Spotlight On: Kristen Cribbs
    AFA's Deputy Director of Educational Services Shares Insights About New Training Program
  • E-newsletter August 14   (8/14/2015)
  • -AFA Unveils New Training Video for Dementia Care Professionals
    -Washington Updates

    News to Use:
    -AFA Members' Only Webinar: August 19
    -Webinar: Dementia-Friendly Communities

    News Update:
    -Study Indicates Side Sleeping Position May Promote Better Brain Waste Removal
  • E-newsletter July 30  (7/30/2015)
  • -Medicare Trustees Say Program Will Remain Solvent Until 2030

    News to Use:
    -Deadline Approaching: AFA Fall Bi-Annual Grant
    -NIH Releases Professional Judgment Budget
    -Memory Screening Mondays at AFA

    Save the Date:
    -September 28, 2015
    AFA Golf Classic
    -October 1, 2015
    Concepts in Care Conference
  • E-newsletter July 17 2015  (7/17/2015)
  • -HHS Releases 2015 Update to National Alzheimer's Plan
    -White House Conference on Aging Sets Stage For National Discussion on Aging in America
    -RAISE Act Seeks to Create a National Caregiver Strategy

    News to Use:
    -Memory Screening Mondays at AFA
    -AFA Names New Director of Development

    News Updates:
    -Study: Type 2 Diabetes Has Long-Term Effect on Cognitive Skills
    -African Americans and European Americans Affected Differently by Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-newsletter July 2  (7/2/2015)
  • -AFA's Expands Hours for National Toll-Free Helpline
    -House and Senate Appropriations Committees Approve Historic Increase in Funding for Alzheimer's Disease Research

    News to Use:
    -AFA Members' Webinar: National Memory Screening Program
    -Memory Screening Mondays at AFA

    News Update:
    -Cognitive Test Scores Could Signal Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Years Before Diagnosis
  • E-newsletter June 18  (6/18/2015)
  • -GAO Report Finds Great Need For OAA Programs
    -AFA Members: There Are Still Slots Left for the June 22 Webinar
    -Falls Prevention Program Found To Lower Serious Injury While Saving Resources

    News to Use:
    -Reminder: Support Group for New Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease
    -Memory Screening Mondays at AFA
  • E-newsletter June 5  (6/5/2015)
  • -Alzheimer's Foundation of America to Host Support Group for New Caregivers
    -New Report Profiles Family Caregivers in the U.S.

    News to Use:
    -Memory Screening Mondays at AFA

    In the News:
    -Missing Link Found Between Brain, Immune System-With Major Disease Implications
  • E-newsletter May 21  (5/21/2015)
  • -Deadline Approaching: Family Respite Care Grants
    -Washington Update
    --Senators Form New NIH Caucus
    --Administration For Community Living Issues Profile of Older Americans

    News to Use:
    -Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development

    In the News
    -Take Memory Test to Learn Your Alzheimer's Diagnosis Early, The AFA Recommends
    -New Study Uncovers Possible Link Between Depression and Parkinson's Disease
  • E-newsletter May 7  (5/7/2015)
  • -Final Week to Apply: Brodsky Innovation Grant
    -Washington Update

    News to Use:
    -Family Caregivers: Attend AFA's Concepts in Care Conference
    -Apply for AFA Family Respite Care Grant

    Did You Know:

  • E-newsletter April 27  (4/27/2015)
  • -Help Raise Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease During Older Americans Month
    -Speakers Announced for Concepts in Care Conference
    -'Doc Fix' Includes Funding For Post-Acute Care Services And Other Provisions Impacting Medicare Beneficiaries with Dementia

    News to Use:
    -Fourth Annual Washington, D.C. Mayor's Senior Symposium
  • E-newsletter April 9  (4/9/2015)
  • -Introducing AFA Care Quarterly
    -Senate Aging Committee Holds Hearing on Status of National Alzheimer's Plan

    News to Use:
    -New Support Group: Transitioning a Loved One to a Nursing Home
    -Call for Submissions: Eldercare Workforce Alliance Older Americans Month Tribute
    -Arts & Minds Celebrates Five Years at the Studio Museum

    News Update:
    -Arts, Crafts and Social Activities May Boost Brain Function in Older Age
  • E-newsletter March 26  (3/26/2015)
  • -Brain Health: 7 Tips for Successful Aging
  • E-newsletter March 12  (3/12/2015)
  • -Urge Congress to Support Proposed Alzheimer's Funding Increases

    News to Use:
    -Phone-Based Support Group For Husbands of Women with Dementia
    -CMU BrainHub
    -New Documentary Shines Spotlight on Frontotemporal Dementia

    News Update:
    -A Healthy Heart May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-news February 26  (2/26/2015)
  • -CMS Unveils Revisions to Nursing Home Rating System
    -FDA Commissioner Steps Down

    News to Use:
    -AFA Upgrades National Toll-Free Helpline
    - Save the Date: Concepts In Care Conference

    News Updates:
    -Prevention Research Study Highlighted in Series of News Articles
    -Molecule May Delay Onset of Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-newsletter February 12  (2/12/2015)
  • -President's Proposed 2016 Budget Includes $51 Million Dollar Increase for Alzheimer's Disease Research
    -Senators Reintroduce Resolution Calling for Doubling Alzheimer's Disease Funding

    News to Use:
    -Register Now: White House Conference on Aging Tele-Town Hall
    -Hofstra University Raises Its Voice for Care

    News Updates:
    -"Longevity Protein" Enhances Cognition in Mice
  • E-newsletter January 29   (1/29/2015)
  • -Advisory Council Discusses Updates to National Alzheimer's Plan
    -Senate HELP Committee Approves Older Americans Act Reauthorization
    -Last Chance: AFA Spring Bi-Annual Grants

    News to Use:
    -Enter the AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship Competition

    News Update:
    -Can Over-the-Counter Drugs Raise Risk of Dementia?
  • E-newsletter January 16  (1/16/2015)
  • -AFA Requests Additional Federal Funding for Alzheimer's Disease
    -New Congress Brings Changes To Congressional Committees

    News to Use:
    -Enter the AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship Competition

    News Update:
    -Depression and Behavior Changes May Precede Memory Issues in Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-newsletter December 18  (12/18/2014)
  • -2015 Federal Budget Increases Alzheimer's Disease Research Funding
    -High School Students Seeking Family Caregivers for Survey Participation

    News to Use:
    -Hospital Offers Prevention Clinic for Young People at High Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
    -AFA Awards Research Grant to Winthrop University Hospital

    News Updates:
    -New Study Underscores Possible Link Between Poor Sleep and Dementia
    -Can Exercise Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease?
  • E-newsletter December 5  (12/5/2014)
  • -Congressional Alzheimer's Disease Task Force Chairs Call For FY'15 Budget Increases
    -AFA Awards $150,000+ in Grants

    News Update:
    -New Study Shows Most People with Dementia Have Never Had a Screening
  • E-newsletter November 20  (11/20/2014)
  • -A Thanksgiving Story
    -This Holiday Season 'Remember Together'

    News to Use:
    -Toolkit Raises Awareness of Clinical Trials

    News Update:
    -Complex Work Environments May Help Protect Memory and Thinking in Later Life

  • E-newsletter November 6  (11/6/2014)
  • -Alzheimer's Foundation of America Kicks Off 'Remember Together'
    -Update from the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services

    News to Use:
    -Toolkit Raises Awareness of Clinical Trials
    -Free Teleconference: When It's Time to Give Up the Keys

    News Updates:
    -Small Sample Shows Dietary Cocoa Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline
    -New Study Shows Cost of Family Caregiving in the U.S. is $522 Billion Per Year
  • E-newsletter October 24  (10/24/2014)
  • -November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

    News to Use:
    -New York Academy of Sciences Hosts Symposium on Gene Network Changes in Alzheimer's Disease
    -Medicare Open Enrollment Now Through December 7
    -National Alliance for Caregiving Offers Mini Grants for Caregiving Coalitions

    News Update:
    -Researchers Create 'Alzheimer's in a Dish'
  • E-newsletter October 9  (10/9/2014)
  • -CMS Seeks to Increase Consumer Rights in Post-Acute Settings
    -Join Us - 10th Annual "For the Love of...Those We Honor" Cocktail Reception and Concert
    -Register Now - Telephone-Based Caregiver Stress Relief Support Group

    News to Use:
    -Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Debuts Spanish Language Resources to Help Protect Older Adults
    -Brain Initiative Gets New Members
    -Caregivers Wanted For New Study to Assess Cognitive Toll of Caregiving

    News Update:
    -Study Suggests Stress, Moodiness in Middle Aged Women May Increase Alzheimer's Risk
  • E-newsletter September 25  (9/25/2014)
  • -New Survey Reveals Cost of Caregiving on Family Caregivers
    -Cocktail Reception and Concert to Benefit Alzheimer's Care
    -Free Webinar-Implementing the National Alzheimer's Plan Locally

    News to Use:
    -Infographic Highlights Optimal Living Spaces for People with Alzheimer's Disease
    -Congress Passes Legislation Calling for Greater Hospice Oversight
    -Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Announced New Goals for Reducing Use of Anti-Psychotics in Nursing Homes

    News Update:
    -Self-reported Memory Lapses May Signal Increased Risk of Dementia Years Later
  • E-newsletter September 11  (9/11/2014)
  • -Stress Relief for Family Caregivers--Just a Phone Call Away
    -AFA Joins Senior Helpers National for Annual Conference

    News to Use:
    -Medicare to Pay Doctors Who Coordinate Care for Persons with Serious Illnesses
    -Film Explores the Life and Career of Country Music Superstar Glen Campbell
    -CVS Kicks the Habit
  • E-newsletter August 14  (8/14/2014)
  • -Free Educational Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
    -New Government Brain Health Resource

    News to Use:
    -Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hosts Free Online Conference
    -Free Falls Prevention Webinar

    News Update:
    -Study Uncovers Possible New Direction in Alzheimer's Treatment
  • E-newsletter July 31  (7/31/2014)
  • -Alzheimer's Foundation of America and National Alliance for Caregiving Release Report to Help States Implement Alzheimer's Plans
    -Government Agency Announces New Round of Innovation Grants
    -Medicare Hospital Trust Fund Extended to 2030

    News to Use:
    -New Joint Commission Educational Module Aims to Reduce Long-Term Care Residents' Infections
    -Alzheimer's Foundation to Offer New Support Groups for Alzheimer's Caregivers

    News Updates:
    -Study Aims to Explore Challenges Faced by Family Caregivers of People With Dementia
    -Addressing Critical Risk Factors Could Potentially Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Cases
  • E-newsletter July 17  (7/17/2014)
  • -Call for Nominations: Dementia Care Professional of the Year
    -New Report Suggests Supporting Family Caregivers via Technology
    -AFA Awards Innovation Grant

    News to Use:
    -Alzheimer's Advisory Council to Meet July 21
    -Join the Sleeping Dreamers Project

    News Update:
    -New Study Explores Memory Concerns and Development of Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-newsletter July 3  (7/3/2014)
  • -Government Study Highlights Aging Boomers' Impact on Nation
    -Report Highlights Need to Improve Long-Term Dementia Care

    News to Use:
    -Twitter Chat to Highlight Alzheimer's Prevention Research and Clinical Trials
    -New Website Offers Strategies to Help People Age in Place
    -Care Connection Teleconference: July 10

    News Updates:
    -Life-Long Learning May Stave Off Cognitive Decline
    -Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans May Increase Risk of Dementia
  • E-newsletter June 19  (6/19/2014)
  • -New Report Highlights Excellence in Design for People With Dementia
    -Florida Governor Signs Legislation Supporting Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease
    -Senate Appropriations Committee Postpones Vote on Funding

    News to Use:
    -Memory Arts Café to Host 'Celebration of Creativity'
    -Forest Laboratories to Continue Marketing Twice-Daily Tablets Through Fall

    News Updates:
    -Link Found Between Cardiovascular Health and Cognitive Impairment
    -Air Pollution Increases Risk of Cognitive Decline Later in Life
  • E-newsletter June 5  (6/5/2014)
  • -Alzheimer's Foundation and Rite Aid Team for Nationwide Memory Screening Event
    -Dementia Care Model Wins Government Innovation Grant

    News to Use:
    -Alzheimer's and the Latino Family
    -Care Connection: Finding Joy, Purpose and Fulfillment as a Dementia Caregiver

    News Updates:
    -High Blood Pressure in Middle Age May Affect Memory Later in Life
    -Lifestyle and Health Factors Impact Memory in Young Adults
  • E-newsletter 5-22  (5/22/2014)
  • -Navigating Uncertain Terrain: Driving and Dementia
    -Article Offers a New Perspective on Alzheimer’s Epidemic
    -Groove to the Motown Sound to Support AFA

    News to Use:
    -Care Connection: Finding Joy, Purpose and Fulfillment as a Dementia Caregiver

    News Updates:
    -“Longevity Gene” Linked to Better Cognition in Mice
    -Brain Injuries Spur Increase in Emergency Room Visits
  • Enewsletter 5-8  (5/8/2014)
  • -New Report: Alzheimer’s Care Delivery Projects Could Produce Significant Cost Savings
    -Government Releases 2014 Update to National Alzheimer’s Plan
    -Alzheimer’s Foundation Awards College Scholarships in Annual Competition

    News to Use:
    -Eldercare Workforce Alliance Releases Older Americans Month Toolkit
    -Webinar: Taking Inventory of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases
    -Teleconference: The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

    News Updates:
    -Alzheimer’s Disease Variant May Go Unrecognized
    -Study Findings Shed Light on Dementia and Nonagenarians
  • Enewsletter 4-24  (4/24/2014)
  • -Alzheimer’s Foundation Awards Grants to Grassroots Organizations
    -Report Shows Reduction in Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes

    News to Use:
    -National Alzheimer’s Plan Advisory Council to Meet April 29
    -AFA Releases New Infographic for Older Americans Month
    -Deadline Approaching: Brodsky Innovation Grant
    -Wisconsin Signs Silver Alert into Law
    -Care Connection: Finding Your Niche as a Long-Distance Caregiver
    -Nominations Sought for U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    News Update:
    -New Class of Proteins Offers New Approach to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Enewsletter 4-10  (4/10/2014)
  • -Managing Health Conditions May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk
    -Study: Assisted Living Communities Remain Cost-Effective
    -Join AFA for A Night to Remember in Nashville
    -Coach Pat Summitt Nominated to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

    News Updates:
    -Alzheimer’s Advisory Council to Hold Meeting on April 29
    -Medicare Introduces New Model for Hospice Care Coverage

    News to Use:
    -Seniors Without Dementia May Have Lower Risk of Cancer Death
    -Caregiver Supports Can Help Delay Nursing Home Admissions
  • Enewsletter 3-27  (3/27/2014)
  • -Task Force Releases Dementia Screening Recommendation
    -Chorus Takes Fresh Approach to Dementia Care
    -U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases Strategic Plan

    News to Use:
    -Public Comments Welcome on Neuroscience Research
    -‘Now What?’ Teleconference on Life After Caregiving
    -The Big Reveal: Organizations That Care for Caregivers

    News Updates:
    -Protein May Signal Who Will Get Alzheimer’s Disease
    -High Fat Diet in Pregnant Mice Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Enewsletter 3-13  (3/13/2014)
  • -Study Shows Alzheimer's Deaths May Be Largely Under-Reported
    -President Obama Issues FY15 Budget With Mostly Level Funding for Alzheimer's Disease
    -Join AFA in Nashville for a Night of Music and Tribute

    News to Use:
    -CDC Hosts Cognition & Injury Prevention Webinar
    -Join AFA on the Great White Way

    News Updates:
    -A Blood Test to Predict Alzheimer's Disease?
    -Forest Laboratories & Adamas Pharmaceuticals Announce New Drug Application
  • Enewsletter 2-27  (2/27/2014)
  • -Senate Appropriations Committee Holds Hearing on Economic Impact of Alzheimer's Disease
    -Florida High School Senior Named Video Contest Winner

    News to Use:
    - Forest Laboratories to Discontinue NAMENDA Twice-Daily Tablets
    - Orthopaedic Groups Kick Off Falls Prevention Campaign
    - Recording Artist Tells Teens 'You're Not Alone'
    - Grief and Transition Support Group Begins March 31

    News Update:
    -Studies In Mice Show Correlation Between Heat-Processed Foods and Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes
  • Enewsletter 2/13  (2/13/2014)
  • -Advisory Board Recommends More Actions for Revised National Alzheimer’s Plan
    -Private and Public Sectors Team Up to Develop New Therapies
    -Alzheimer’s Disease on ‘The Great White Way’

    News to Use:
    -National Institute on Aging Releases Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report
    -Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to Host Dementia Care Improvement Call
    -Have Something to Say About Marital Satisfaction?
    -Last Chance to Register for Spring AFA Support Groups
    -Webinar to Focus on Future of Brain Health

    News Update:
    Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Visible Decades Before Symptoms if Both Parents Have the Disease

  • Enewsletter 1/30  (1/30/2014)
  • -New Legislation Seeks to Fortify Services for Older Americans
    -Alzheimer's Foundation Awards $100,000+ in Family Respite Care Grants
    -Last Call for 'Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness' College Scholarship Competition

    News to Use:
    -Register Now for AFA's Latest Support Groups

    News Updates:
    -Specific Protein May Play Role in Alzheimer's Disease-Related Memory Loss
    -DDT Exposure Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
    -Older Women With Both High Estrogen Levels and Diabetes May Face Much Higher Dementia Risk
    -New Molecule May Protect Brain From High Blood Sugar Effects
  • Enewsletter 1/16  (1/16/2014)
  • -Final FY14 Budget Includes Unprecedented Alzheimer's Disease Funding
    -Medicare Improvement Standard Abolished
    -Alzheimer's Foundation and Second Wind Dreams Help Fulfill Dreams for People with Dementia

    News to Use:
    -Register Now for AFA's February Support Groups

    News Updates:
    -Trial Shows Lasting Positive Effects of Cognitive Training
    -Heavy Drinking in Middle Age May Speed Memory Loss in Men
    -Caffeine May Help Enhance Memory
  • E-newsletter 1/2  (1/2/2014)
  • -Alzheimer's Foundation of America Appoints New CEO
    -Vitamin E May Help Slow Progression of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease
    -Congress Passes Budget Setting Two-Year Spending Limits
    -Dementia Care Professional of the Year Named

    News to Use:
    -Learn Nutrition-Maximizing Strategies
    -AFA Introduces Two New Support Groups

    News Updates:
    -Are Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Disease?
    -Heart Disease in Older Women Could Signal Greater Dementia Risk
    -Cholesterol Levels Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Plaques
  • E-newsletter 12/5  (12/5/2013)
  • -Conference Provides Insight Into Implementing State Alzheimer’s Plans, Best Care Practices
    -Government Releases First Genetic Database for Alzheimer’s Disease
    -AFA Urges Task Force to Recommend Wide Usage of Cognitive Screening in Older Adults
    -National Alzheimer’s Plan Advisory Council

    News to Use:
    -Teleconference to Explore Challenging Behaviors
    -American Geriatrics Society to Host Medication Use Webinar
    -Call On Your Senator to Strengthen Care and Support for Individuals with Dementia

    News Updates:
    -Just Say ‘Ohm’
    -Verbal Mistreatment Negatively Impacts Mental Health
  • E-newsletter 11/21  (11/21/2013)
  • -Awareness-Raising Activities Dominated November
    -Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations on Memory Screening
    -New Report Shows Effects of Sequestration on Alzheimer’s Disease Programs
    -Deadlines Approaching: Respite Care Grants and Teens Video Competition

    News to Use:
    -Reach Out for Care
    -Free Conference/Webinar
    -‘Speak Up: What You Should Know About Memory Problems and Dementia’

    News Updates:
    -Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Do Not Increase Risk of Dementia
    -Concussion Injuries Linger Beyond Symptoms
  • E-newsletter 11-7  (11/7/2013)
  • -Federal Leaders Mark National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
    -Free Conference/Webinar: Local Implementation of National Alzheimer’s Plan

    News to Use:
    -November is National Family Caregivers Month
    -Older Americans Act Moves to Senate Floor
    -Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Expands ACCESS Program
    -CMS Teleconference: The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
    -Respite Care Grants

    News Update:
    -Speaking a Second Language May Delay Dementia
  • E-Newsletter 10-24  (10/24/2013)
  • -November Is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
    -Older Americans Act Set to Be Reauthorized
    -AFA Awards Bi-Annual Grants to Local Groups

    News to Use:
    - Affordable Care Act Website Improvements
    - Young-Onset Spousal Support Group
    - Respite Care Grants

    News Updates:
    - Sleep Problems Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
    - Screening for Cognitive Impairment
    - Finding Alzheimer's Disease Before Symptoms Start
    - Challenging the Brain May Help Boost Memory
  • E-Newsletter 10-10  (10/10/2013)
  • -The Government Shutdown: What Caregivers Should Know
    -Glen Campbell's Daughter Shares Lessons on Caregiving

    News to Use:
    -October is National Depression Awareness Month
    -AFA Introduces Skype Support Group for College Students
    -Apply for the Phyllis and Milton Berg Family Respite Care Grant

    News Updates:
    -Long Bouts of Delirium May Increase Alzheimer's Risk
    -Midlife Stress May Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease
    -New Peanut Butter Test May Help Diagnose Brain Disorder
  • E-Newsletter 9-26  (9/26/2013)
  • -Federal Commission on Long-Term Care Releases Recommendations
    -AFA Unveils New Support for Younger Generation of Caregivers
    -Singer Brendan James to Headline October 10 Benefit

    News to Use:
    -Relaxation Tips for Caregivers
    -FDA Will Regulate Smartphone Apps
    -Government Offers Preparedness Tips

    News Updates:
    -Gene Mutations Linked to Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
    -New Report Highlights Global Need for Caregiver, Family Support
  • E-Newsletter 9-12  (9/12/2013)
  • -Let Your Voice Be Heard in Washington
    -National Council on Aging to Hold Falls Prevention Awareness Day

    News to Use:
    -Sign Up for National Memory Screening Day
    -Tune into 'PBS NewsHour' Tonight
    -Free Webcast for Caregivers
    -New Program Aims to Help People Retain Eyesight

    News Updates:
    -New Video Game Helps Sharpen Minds of Older Adults
  • E-news 8-29  (8/29/2013)
  • -Tour AFA's House of Care
  • E-Newsletter 8-15  (8/15/2013)
  • -Congresswoman Maxine Waters Named Co-Chair of Alzheimer's Disease Task Force
    -Down Syndrome 'Off Switch' Discovery May Open Doors to Treatments
    -Calling All Teens: Enter the 2013 Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Video Competition

    News to Use:
    -Alzheimer's Disease Virtual Education Series
    -National Agencies Introduce Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership

    News Updates:
    -Breastfeeding May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
    -A Sweet Link: Cocoa and Brain Function
    -Failure to Identify Famous Faces May Help Detect Early Dementia
    -Protein Accumulation, Rather Than Plaque, May Lead to Alzheimer's Disease

  • E-Newsletter 8-1  (8/1/2013)
  • -Legislative Round-up – Summer 2013
    -CJE Senior Life Introduces iPad App for Older Persons with Cognitive Disabilities
    -Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards Family Respite Care Grants

    News to Use:
    -Comments Due on CMS Draft Decision on PET Imaging for Alzheimer’s Disease
    -American Geriatrics Society Unveils New Web Site
    -Care Connection Teleconference Takes an Inside Look at Alzheimer’s Disease
    -Long-Term Care Commission Offers Webinar

    News Updates:
    -Amalyn Deposits May Link Dementia, Diabetes
    -Reach for the Dental Floss
    -Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease May Delay Psychological and Behavioral Problems
    -Diabetes Drug Found to Extend Health and Lifespan in Mice
  • E-Newsletter 7-18  (7/18/2013)
  • -Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Increased Alzheimer's Disease Funding
    -AFA Awards 2013 Brodsky Innovation Grant to Phoebe Ministries
    -Medicare Improvement Standard to End
    -AFA to Hold Ninth Annual 'For the Love of George Cocktail Party and Concert'

    News to Use:
    -Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services to Meet July 19
    -Report Issued on Improving Care for Populations Disproportionately Affected by Alzheimer's Disease
    -Summer Reading for Caregivers

    News to Use:
    -Younger Nonagenarians Are Sharper Than Older Ones
    -Epileptic Activity May Prompt Earlier Cognitive Decline
    -Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to Dementia
    -Reading May Be Key to Preserving Memory
    -Inverse Incidence of Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease Discovered

  • E-Newsletter 7-3  (7/3/2013)
  • -New Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Options Hit the Market
    -Alzheimer’s Foundation ‘Concepts in Care’ Conference Draws Record Crowd

    News to Use:
    -Join Us July 11 for Care Connection
    -Government Agency Unveils e-Books
    -Teleconference Will Discuss Nursing Home Care Project
    -The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Introduces Research Database

    News Updates:
    -Two Studies' Findings May Influence Potential New Treatments
    -Green Tea May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter 6-20  (6/20/2013)
  • -Federal Officials Release Updated National Alzheimer's Plan
    -One in Five Mid-Life, Older Employees Leave Work Due to Caregiving
    -New Federal Commission on Long-Term Care Gets Underway

    News to Use:
    -New Transportation Resources for Florida Seniors
    -Free New York City Screening of the Genius of Marian
    -AFA's Care Crossroads Web Site Takes Home 'Silver' in Web Health Awards

    News Updates:
    -Scans Note Resemblance in Damage From Concussion, Alzheimer's Disease
    - Link Found Between Diabetes-Related Low Blood Sugar and Dementia
    -New Research Suggests Possible Cause of Alzheimer's
    -Certain Diets May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

  • E-Newsletter 6-6  (6/6/2013)
  • -Study Highlights Looming Senior Health Crisis
    -Government Notes Progress in Lowering Antipsychotics Use in Nursing Homes
    -Alzheimer’s Foundation to Host Free Educational Conference

    News to Use:
    -The Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force Needs Your Senator
    -PBS NewsHour Premieres Six-Part Series on Long-Term Care

    News Updates:
    -Alzheimer’s Disease Blood Test Could Become a Reality
    -Healthy Lifestyle Can Help Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease
    -Anesthesia Boosts Risk of Dementia in Older Adults
    -Alzheimer’s Drugs May Help Heart Health
    -More Education May Help Coping With Cognitive Impairment
    -Irregular Heart Beat May Indicate Dementia in Future
  • E-Newsletter 5-23  (5/23/2013)
  • -2013 Monthly Alzheimer’s Disease Webinar Series Kicks Off
    -Disasters: Don’t Delay, Prepare Today
    -Adult Day Services Benefit Both Caregivers and Attendees

    News to Use:
    -43-panel section of AFA "Quilt to Remember" will be on display May 29 at Lasell College in Newton, Mass.

    News Updates:
    -Something to “B”-lieve In
    -Possible Breakthrough in Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
    -Can Skin Cancer Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease Risk?
    -Possible Link Between Sleep Apnea and Alzheimer’s Disease

  • E-Newsletter 5-9  (5/9/2013)
  • -Advisory Council Previews 2013 Action Steps on National Alzheimer’s Plan
    -Longevity May Protect Against Dementia
    -May Marks Older Americans Month
    -The Female Face of Alzheimer’s Disease

    News to Use:
    -Groups Help Seniors Brush Up on Tech Skills
    -The Sweet Sounds of Music
    -Gifts for Caregivers

    News Updates:
    -Brain Cells May Function Like a GPS System
    -Cheers! Raising a Glass of Bubbly May Help Protect Memory
    -Lab-Cultivated Human Brain Cells Grow in Mice
    -Berries Pack Brain Health Benefits
    -A New Perspective on the ‘Alzheimer’s Gene’

  • E-Newsletter 4/25/13  (4/25/2013)
  • -Senate Aging Committee Hears Progress of National Alzheimer’s Plan, Pleas for More Funding
    -New Poll: Aging Americans Are in Denial about Long-Term Care Needs
    -Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces College Scholarship Winner, Runners-Up

    News to Use:
    -National Alzheimer’s Plan Advisory Council to Meet April 29
    -Give Your Brain a Spring Shape-Up
    -Teleconference to Explore Behavioral Problems
    -Nurses Fight for Minimum Staffing Requirements

    News Updates:
    -Diagnostics Get “Designer” Treatment
    -Family History of Alzheimer's Associated with Abnormal Brain Pathology
    -Experimental ALS Trial Could Have Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease
    -When is it OK to Lie?
  • E-Newsletter 4/11/13  (4/11/2013)
  • -Obama Administration's FY2014 Budget Proposes $100M Increase for Alzheimer's Disease
    -New Study Finds Dementia Care More Costly Than Heart Disease or Cancer Care
    -Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Higher in African-Americans
    -AFA to Provide More Respite Care Grants to Family Caregivers

    News to Use:
    -Hot off the Press: care ADvantage Magazine
    -Filing Last-Minute? Check Out These Tax Tips for Caregivers

    News Updates:
    -Genetically Modified Rat May Aid in Alzheimer's Drug Development
    -Can Amyloid Proteins Be Beneficial?
    -In Memoriam
  • E-Newsletter 3/28/13  (3/28/2013)
  • -Study Confirms Alzheimer's as Sixth Leading Cause of Death

    News to Use:
    -Follow the LEAD
    -Rally for Medical Research
    -Care Connection Teleconference

    News Updates:
    -Treating Depression May Help Slow Loss of Independence in People with Alzheimer's Disease
    -Cold Sores Linked to Decreased Cognition
    -Can Tastes of the Mediterranean Help Reduce Incidence of Alzheimer's Disease?
    -Parkinson's Disease Drug May Help Decision Making Process in Older Adults
  • E-Newsletter 3/14/13  (3/14/2013)
  • -Report: Alzheimer's Disease Fastest-Growing Threat to U.S. Health
    -Federal Agency Proposes New Rules That Could Speed Alzheimer's Drug Development

    News to Use:
    -March Is National Nutrition Awareness Month
    -"Understanding Dementia Care Tour"
    -Program Combines Art and Education

    News Updates:
    -Sleep Loss Linked to Early Alzheimer's Symptoms
    -Exposure to New Activities May Block Dementia
    -Structured Eating Program Helps People With Dementia
    -Experimental Drug May Improve Memory in People with Moderate Alzheimer's Disease
    -Brain Scans Detect Amyloid Buildup Before Dementia Begins
  • E-Newsletter 2/28/13  (2/28/2013)
  • - White House Releases State Breakdown on Effects of Looming Budget Cuts
    - Alzheimer's Foundation Announces Teens Video Contest Winners
    - U.S. News & World Report Rates Best Nursing Homes in Nation
    - Alzheimer's Foundation Awards Grants to Local Groups Nationwide
    - Caregiving for Dementia Population Impacts U.S. Workforce

    News to Use
    - AFA Starts Early-Onset Spousal Support Group
    - National Council on Aging hosts Webinar on medication safety on Feb. 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET
    - "Understanding Dementia Care Tour" with Teepa Snow continues on the road in March

    News Updates
    - Antioxidants May Not Reduce Risk of Dementia, Stroke
    - Smoking Linked to Greater Risk of Dementia
    - Hormone Therapy Linked to Slower Cell Aging in Women with Alzheimer's Gene
    - Low-Protein Diet Improves Cognition in Mice
    - Study Links New Gene to Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter 2/14/13  (2/14/2013)
  • -Alzheimer's Foundation of America CEO Resigns
    - President Obama Puts Spotlight on Alzheimer's Disease in State of the Union Address
    -Report: Alzheimer's Numbers Expected to Triple by 2050
    - Federal Officials Release Draft Treatment Guidance for Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease
    -Horticultural Therapist Named Dementia Care Professional of the Year

    News to Use
    - February is American Heart Month
    - The Administration for Community Living is hosting "Caregiving for People with Dementia and Intellectual Disabilities" on February 14
    - The "Understanding Dementia Care Tour" co-sponsored by AFA and Senior Helpers featuring dementia care expert Teepa Snow continues in March

    News Updates
    - Regular Exercise in Middle Age May Lower Dementia Risk
    - Natural Chemicals in Red Wine, Green Tea May Help Stop Alzheimer's Disease
    - Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases Not Contagious
    - Amyloid Build-Up in Blood Vessels Worsens Cognitive Impairment
  • E-Newsletter 1/31/13  (1/31/2013)
  • - Guidelines Released for Brain Amyloid Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease
    - Survey: Financial Burdens, Responsibilities Grow for Sandwich Generation

    News to Use:
    - Webinar on Feb.13 for professional caregivers to explore caring for older adults with behavioral problems
    - AFA's free monthly teleconference Care Connection on Thursday, Feb. 14 to discuss falls prevention
    - Deadline for AFA's Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship is Feb. 15

    News Updates
    - Dementia linked to hearing loss
    - Experimental drug chosen for federal-funded Alzheimer's trial
    - Heart disease linked to cognitive decline in older women
    - Changes in aging brain linked to sleep-related memory problems
  • E-newsletter 1/17/13  (1/17/2013)
  • NAPA Advisory Council Recommends More Goals for Updated Alzheimer's Plan
    Government Funds New Studies for Innovative Therapies
    Alzheimer's Foundation Offers Annual College Scholarship
    New care ADvantage Magazine Offers Tips on Fighting the Flu

    News To Use:
    - The National Council on Aging will host a one-hour Webinar on "Answering the FAQs about Medicare" Jan. 22
    - "Understanding Dementia Care Tour" with Teepa Snow co-sponsored by AFA and Senior Helpers

    News Updates
    - Positive Caregiving Environment May Help Slow Dementia
    - Vaccine Clears Amyloid in Mice with Alzheimer's Disease
    - Previous Brain Injuries in Older Adults Raise Risk of Re-Injury
    - Blood Pressure Medication May Reduce Risk of Dementia
    - Link Between Concussions and Dementia Becomes Complex
    - Being Bilingual Has Mental Health Benefits
  • E-newsletter 1/3/13  (1/4/2013)
  • - AFA Releases Recommendations to Update National Alzheimer's Plan
    - Survey: Care for Depression, Anxiety Fall Below Standards for Older Americans
    - New Report Highlights Critical Role of Family Caregivers in Transitional Care

    News to Use:
    - AFA, Senior Helpers, American Society on Aging present free Webinar, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. ET
    - AFA's free monthly teleconference, Care Connection, is on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. ET
    - The Administration for Community Living is hosting a conference call on Jan. 10 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET to discuss research and translation of evidence-based interventions for people with Alzheimer's

    News Updates:
    - Vitamin D and Calcium Combination Does Not Protect Older Women from Dementia
    - Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia
    - Companies to Collaborate on Drug Development and Diagnosis
    - Childhood Hunger Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline
    - Single People More Likely to Skip Alzheimer's Clinical Trials
    - Caregivers Influence Decision for People with Dementia to Stop Driving
  • E-newsletter 12/6/12  (12/6/2012)
  • - Caregiver Strategies to Keep the Holiday Cheer
    - One Experimental Drug Advances in Testing, Another Pulled
    - Long-Term Care Costs Continue to Rise in U.S.

    News to Use
    - National Influenza Vaccination Week
    -Medicare annual enrollment ends December 7
    - Medicare Learning Series
    - Understanding Dementia Care Tour

    News Updates
    - Vitamin D Linked to Cognitve Health in Women
    - Active Lifestyle Conserves Gray Matter in Brains of Older Adults
    - Link Grows Between Head Trauma and Brain Disease
    - High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease May Speed Mental Decline
    - Scientists Identify Rare Gene Mutation Tied to Alzheimer's Risk
  • Special Edition E-newsletter 11/8/12  (11/8/2012)
  • Hurricane Sandy Relief

    Together for Care: Hurricane Sandy Relief

    Coping with Post-Hurricane Challenges
    -Behavioral Changes
  • E-newsletter 10/25/12  (10/25/2012)
  • - Latest care ADvantage Magazine Focuses on Behavioral Challenges
    -Advisory Council on National Alzheimer's Plan Meets to Discuss Progress, Offer New Recommendations
    -Court Settlement Paves Way for Medicare Payments Regardless of Improvement Status
    -Sequestration Could 'Devastate' Americans with Alzheimer's Disease
    -Employees' Caregiving Responsibilties on the Rise

    News To Use:
    -U.S. Department of Labor Launches online Workplace Flexibility Toolkit
    -U.S. Department of Treasury Encourages Switch to Electronic Payments of Federal Benefit Checks

    News Updates
    - Brain plaques may be more important factor in determining Alzheimer's risk
    -Exercise linked to less brain shrinkage
    -Continued treatment of antipsychotic may help some with Alzheimer's
    -High carbohydrate consumption increases risk of cognitive impairment
    - Timing of hormone use linked to Alzheimer's disease risk in women
  • E-newsletter 10/11/12  (10/11/2012)
  • -AFA Kicks Off Stop Alzheimer's Petition Campaign
    -Survey Finds Family Caregivers Doing More Complex Tasks
    -Returning Champion Wins Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Brain Game Challenge

    News to Use:
    -Medicare annual open enrollment begins next week
    -New campaign urges elderly to stay fit

    News Updates:
    -Three experimental drugs selected for international Alzheimer's prevention trial
    -Aspirin may slow cognitive decline in older women
    -Anxiety drugs may increase dementia risk
    -Risk gene for Alzheimer's disease linked to low levels of beta amyloid
  • E-newsletter 9/27/12  (9/27/2012)
  • -National Brain Game Challenge is 'Personal' for Puzzle Master Merl Reagle
    -AFA Needs You...to Sign the Stop Alzheimer's Petition
    -Survey: Multiple Barriers Prevent Accurate, Timely Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis
    -Medicare, National Institutes of Health Face Automatic Cuts if Congress Fails to Act on Budget

    News to Use:
    -National Forum on Disability Issues to hold Webcast on Sept. 28
    -AFA and Senior Helpers offer interactive dementia care workshops on Oct. 4 in Chevy Chase, MD
    -AFA's monthly free teleconference, Care Connection, will be on Oct. 11 and focuse on sharing the care among siblings

    News Updates
    -Exercise and sleep hormone help mice with Alzheimer's disease
    -Low vitamin C and beta-carotene intake linked to dementia
    -Anti-cancer drugs reverse memory loss in animal models
    -Scientists link cataracts and Alzheimer's disease
  • E-newsletter 9/13/12  (9/13/2012)
  • -Survey Finds Caregivers Misperceive Behavior Changes as Normal Aging
    -Pro Football Players May Be at Higher Risk of Brain Disease
    -U.S. House Reauthorizes Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program
    -AFA Teens Founder Wins 'Volunteer Champion' Award

    News to Use:
    -Sept. 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day
    -Medicare annual open enrollment begins next month

    News Updates:
    -Higher dose of drug treatment for Alzheimer's disease approved
    -Ginkgo biloba ineffective against Alzheimer's disease
    -New analysis shows experimental drug shows some promise
    -Blood pressure medications linked to less Alzheimer's disease pathology
  • E-newsletter 8/30/12  (8/30/2012)
  • - When It Isn't Alzheimer's Disease....
    -Getting Fit Mid-Age Chips Away Future Chronic Disease
    - Enter the 'Enjoy Life Naturally Photo Contest' and Support AFA

    News To Use
    - Tips on how to communicate with a loved one with Alzheimer's disease during hurricanes or tropical storms
    -Grandparents Day is September 9
    -National Forum on Disability Issues to hold forum September 28 featuring 2012 presidential candidates

    News Updates
    -Experimental drug for Alzheimer's fails studies, but shows potential
    -Moderate chocolate consumption linked to lower stroke risk
    -Poor dental health may impact dementia risk
    -Cognitive decline faster among women with Alzheimer's disease
  • E-newsletter 8/17/12  (8/17/2012)
  • - New Ad Campaign Spotlights Caregiving Toll on Families
    -Older Americans Mixed on Outlook for Health, Finances
    - Research & Hope Awards to Highlight Alzheimer's Champions

    News To Use:
    - American Society of Aging, AFA, and Senior Helpers to host free Webinar on Sept. 21
    -National Institutes of Health release report entitled, "Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being"

    News Updates:
    -Experimental Drug Halted in Further Clinical Trials
    -Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease More Aggressive in "Younger Elderly"
    -Flavoring Ingredient Used in Popcorn Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
    -Ingredient in Chocolate May Help Brain Health
    -Epilepsy Drug May Reverse Memory Loss
  • E-newsletter 8/2/12   (8/2/2012)
  • - Government Moves Forward to Implement National Alzheimer's Plan
    -House Committee Approves Two Bills to Help Missing Persons
    -Alzheimer's Foundation Takes 'Quilt to Remember' on Tour, Unveils Virtual Quilt
    -Alzheimer's Disease Is Top Claim for Long-Term Care Insurance

    News to Use:
    -September is Falls Prevention Month
    -Understanding Dementia Care with Teepa Snow Tour

    News Updates:
    - Scientists Identify Brain Trauma Link to Alzheimer's Disease
    -Study Confirms Disruptive Sleep Patterns
    -Study Shows New Drug Could Treat Multiple Brain Disorders
    -Experimental Drug Fails in Phase 3 Clinical Trial
  • E-newsletter 7/19/12  (7/19/2012)
  • -Brain Booster: Take the National Brain Game Challenge
    -Scientists Present Latest Strides in Alzheimer's Disease Research
    -Prescribing Antipsychotics for People with Dementia Falls Sharply in England
    -Ten Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Caregiver
    -Internet is Integral Connection for Family Caregivers

    News to Use:
    -Federal Trade Commission advises consumers not to reveal personal information to scam artists
    - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips on how to protect older individuals from heat-related illnesses

    News Updates:
    -Gene Mutation Found to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
    -Brain Activity Changes Can Be Detected Decades Before Cognitive Decline
    -Brain Scans Using a New Dye Can Help Detect Early Evidence of Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-newsletter 7/5/12  (7/5/2012)
  • -New care ADvantage Magazine Offers Tips on How to Raise Alzheimer's Disease Awareness this Election Year
    -Age Plays Key Role in Willingness to Undergo Dementia Screenings in Primary Care

    News to Use
    - The Joint Commission released a new episode in their animated Speak Up™ video series on patient rights
    -National Council on Aging (NCOA) is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, July 24 on evidence-based health programming for seniors

    News Updates
    - Exercise may be key in the fight against Alzheimer's disease
    - Scientists Identify Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Blood Test
    -Infections in Early Life May Increase Alzheimer's Risk
  • E-newsletter 6/21/12  (6/21/2012)
  • - Hospital Stays May Be Hazardous for People with Alzheimer's Disease
    - 'Lost and...Found' Report Highlights Strategies to Address Missing Incidents Among People with Dementia
    - Women Shouldering the Burden of Alzheimer's Disease
    -Senate Appropriates Committee Acts on Fiscal Year 2013 Health-Related Funding

    News To Use:
    - The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently kicked off a new initiative to help protect older adults from influenza this upcoming flu season.
    - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) will host a Webinar on Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Engaging in the Stakeholder Process

    News Updates:
    - Alzheimer's risk gene may have more effect on women.
    - Study tests a novel vaccine for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
    - New group of proteins identified in Alzheimer's disease.

  • E-newsletter 6/7/12, 4:26 PM  (6/7/2012)
  • -Alzheimer's Foundation and Senior Helpers Open AFA Affiliate Offices
    -Government Wages Campaign to Curb Antipsychotics
    -Seniors, Disabled Gain Access to Long-Term Support

    News to Use:
    -U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services host Seniors Health Town Hall at White House June 11
    -AFA will hold monthly teleconference for family caregivers June 14

    News Updates:
    -Moderate caffeine intake may protect against memory loss
    -New research points to role of cholesterol in Alzheimer's disease
    -Vitamin D may help prevent mobile difficulties
  • E-Newsletter May 24, 2012  (5/24/2012)
  • -U.S. Government Releases Historic Alzheimer's Plan
    -Alzheimer's Research Summit Outlines Strategies to Defeat Disease
    -Study Suggests Veterans Exposed to Explosions May Face Dementia
    -Pop Icon David Cassidy Opens Up About Alzheimer's Disease

    News to Use:
    - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services kicks off campaign to educate adults 50+ on organ donation
    - U.S. government releases www.alzheimers.gov as part of newly released national plan

    News Update
    -Having purpose in life may help stop Alzheimer's disease
    -New clues on brain cell death
    -Omega-3 may help lower risk of Alzheimer's disease
    -Study finds potential autoimmune component in Alzheimer's disease
  • E-Newsletter May 11, 2012  (5/11/2012)
  • - Mother's Day: A Perfect Time to Honor Women Affected by Alzheimer's Disease
    - National Institutes on Aging to Hold Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit
    - New Government Programs Promote Home Care
    - Support National Alzheimer's Plan
    - Register for May 18 Conference

    News to Use:
    - Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA) Accepting Nominations for 2012 "Dementia Care Professional of the Year"

    News Update:
    - Alzheimer's drug does not help severe agitation
    - Depression is linked to dementia
  • E-Newsletter April 26, 2012  (4/26/2012)
  • - Congressional Leaders Affirm Goal to Defeat Alzheimer's Disease
    - Advisory Council Approves Recommendations for National Alzheimer's Plan
    - Alzheimer's Foundation Names College Scholarship Winners
    - Missing Alzheimer's Alert Program Makes Headway in Congress
    - Legendary Coach to Receive Presidential Medal
    - AFA Member receives MetLife Leadership Award for Health and Wellness

    News to Use:
    - AFA and Senior Helpers co-sponsor the "Understanding Dementia Care" tour, featuring Teepa Snow

    News Update:
    - Routine chores may help cognition
    - Combination of proteins may signal Alzheimer's disease
    - Computerized alerts to healthcare teams do not aid care
  • E-Newsletter April 13, 2012  (4/13/2012)
  • - New Report Highlights Urgency of Worldwide Dementia Crisis
    - New care ADvantage Magazine Features Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt
    - Sam's Club to Offer Free Brain Health Screenings on April 14
    - FDA Approves New Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer's Disease

    News to Use:
    - Free Webinar Featuring Dementia Care Expert Teepa Snow
    - Volunteer as Part of National Volunteer Week
    - Check Out "A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease"

    News Update:
    - New Gene Connected to Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
    - Reducing Iron Levels May Protect Brain From Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter March 29, 2012  (3/29/2012)
  • - AFA Urges Federal Officials to 'Reach Higher' with Final National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease
    - Older Adults Face Faster Mental Decline After Hospitalization
    - Screening Study Reveals Continued Lack of Communication About Memory Concerns

    News to Use:
    - "6 Tax Time Tips for Seniors"
    - Join AFA for #TalkAlz for a discussion of intergenerational activities
    - Call into Care Connection for a discussion of "Young-Onset Alzheimer's Disease"

    News Update:
    - Chronic Stress Linked to Build-Up of Alzheimer's Proteins
    - Antioxidants May Not Impact Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers
    - Obesity Connected to Reduced Cognitive Function in Older Adults
  • E-Newsletter March 16, 2012  (3/16/2012)
  • - Federal Agency Unveils Efforts to Reduce Unnecessary Hospitalizations, Use of Antipsychotic Drugs
    - Alzheimer's Foundation Medical Advisory Board Member Wins Top Government Service Award

    News to Use:
    - Free Webinar Featuring Dementia Education Specialist Teepa Snow on March 25
    - Free Subscriptions Available to Neurology Now
    - Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer's Disease (LEAD) Introduce Their First Web Site

    News Update:
    - Drug Slows Tau Protein in Mice
    - New Marker May Forecast Rate of Cognitive Decline
  • E-Newsletter March 1, 2012  (3/1/2012)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation of America Elects New Chairman
    - Researchers Debate Ethics of Paying Research Volunteers
    - Alzheimer's Foundation to Host Free Caregiving Conference in New York

    News to Use:
    - Submit comments to National Alzheimer's Plan
    - Free webinar featuring renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow on "Dementia Care: Keys to Effective Communication"
    - Free eye exams from EyeCare America

    News Update:
    - Individuals with Lower Omega-3 in Blood Perform Worse on Memory Tests
    - Key Protein May Play a Role in Memory Loss
  • Draft National Alzheimer's Plan Released Today   (2/22/2012)
  • The Alzheimer's Foundation of America Applauds the Draft of the National Alzheimer's Plan Released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on February 22.
  • E-Newsletter February 16, 2012  (2/16/2012)
  • - President's Budget Ups Spending for Alzheimer's Disease, but Cuts Back on Medicare and Medicaid
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Skin Cancer Medication Reduces Amyloid Plaques in Mice
    - Researchers Suggest "Virus" Theory
  • AFA Applauds New Federal Money for Alzheimer’s Research, Care  (2/7/2012)
  • AFA applauds the Obama Administration for continuing its strong commitment to families affected by Alzheimer's disease by boosting funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research into a cure both this year and in its proposed 2013 fiscal year budget.
  • E-Newsletter February 2, 2012  (2/2/2012)
  • - Congressional Leaders Introduce Bill to Spur Drug Therapies for Chronic Conditions
    - Latest care ADvantage Magazine Puts Spotlight on Self-Care
    - Study Sheds New Light on Drivers with Dementia
    - Teens Speak Out About Alzheimer's Disease in Annual Video Competition
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Decaffeinated Coffee May Aid Memory Function
    - Activity in Early- and Middle-Life May Reduce Beta-Amyloid Deposits
    - Gender and Education May Impact Brain Health
  • E-Newsletter January 19, 2012  (2/9/2012)
  • - Leaders Convene to Discuss Framework for National Alzheimer's Plan
    - AFA and Breadcrumb Introduce State-of-the-Art GPS Locator Device; Check it Out on QVC Tomorrow
    - Survey Reveals Caregivers' Stress Levels Exceed General Populations
    - Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease Are on the Rise

    News Update:
    - Cognitive Abilities May Fade as Early as Age 45
    - Exercise May Be Vital for People with a Genetic Risk Factor
    - Memantine Study Finds No Impact on Individuals with Down's Syndrome
  • E-Newsletter January 5, 2012  (1/5/2012)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation Weighs In on Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes
    - Obesity May Increase Falls Among Older Adults
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Certain Vitamins Linked to Brain Health
    - Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Precede Alzheimer's Disease
    - Scientists Link Silent Strokes to Memory Loss
  • E-Newsletter December 8, 2011  (12/8/2011)
  • - U.S. Census Bureau Report Highlights Age 90 as 'New 85'
    - Congressional Taskforce Leaders Issue Recommendations for National Alzheimer's Plan
    - Hearing Health Falls Off Radar Screen for Older Adults
    - Many Americans Plan to Delay Retirement into Their 80's
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Underweight in Older Adults May Forewarn Alzheimer's Disease
  • Thanksgiving Message - November 23, 2011  (11/22/2011)
  • AFA's annual Thanksgiving message with some caregiving tips.
  • E-Newsletter November 10, 2011  (11/10/2011)
  • - Nation Marks National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
    - Alzheimer's Disease Coalition Issues Recommendations to Stop Alzheimer's Disease
    - Report Shows Recession May Have Hit Older Adults the Hardest
    - Country Artists Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell at Country Music Awards
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Scientists Begin to Zero in on the Role of Hirano Bodies in Alzheimer's Disease
    - Plaques and Tangles Found in Individuals with Severe Depression
  • E-Newsletter October 27, 2011  (10/27/2011)
  • - Long-Term Care Costs Rise to New Levels
    - AFA Releases Recommendations for National Plan to Defeat Brain Disorder, Urges 'No Time to Waste'
    - Family Caregivers Mostly Fear Loved One's Physical Decline and Loss of Communication
    - Kmart Pharmacy Chain to Participate in National Memory Screening Day
    - News to Use

    -News Update:
    - Blood Pressure Lowering Medications May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's disease
    - Dual Use of Certain Medications May Cancel Out Their Effects
  • E-Newsletter October 13, 2011  (10/13/2011)
  • - Costs of Brain Disorders Soar in the European Union
    - AFA and Second Wind Dreams Fulfill Wishes for Two Elders
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Self-Perception of Health Linked to Risk of Dementia in Older Adults
    - Family History May Play a Role in Alzheimer's Disease without Risk Gene
  • E-Newsletter September 29, 2011  (9/29/2011)
  • - Federal Advisory Council Holds First Meeting to Forge National Alzheimer's Plan
    - United Nations Recognizes Alzheimer's Disease as 'Important Cause of Morbidity' Worldwide
    - California Advocate Named 'Dementia Care Professional of the Year'
    - Study Highlights Enormous Distress of Informal Caregiving
    - Researchers Question Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Diabetes Further Tied to Increased Risk for Dementia
    - Link Found Between a Genetic Mutation and Inherited Forms of Two Neurological Disorders
    - A Possible Connection Between Sleep-Wake Cycles and Amyloid Beta Production
  • E-Newsletter September 15, 2011  (9/15/2011)
  • - National Memory Screening Day Garners Widespread Support of Leading Professional Groups
    - New Report Cites Widespread Under-Diagnosis of Dementia Worldwide
    - Public Weighs In on National Strategy to Defeat Alzheimer's Disease
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Insulin Treatment May Benefit Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's Disease
    - High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Plaques
    - Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment Linked to Mortality
    - Cognitive Markers Are Powerful Indicator that Mild Cognitive Impairment May Progress to Alzheimer's Disease
    - Physical Exercise Ranks High for Older Adults
  • E-Newsletter September 1, 2011  (9/1/2011)
  • - Coping with Alzheimer's Disease in the Wake of Hurricane Irene
    - Weigh In on the National Alzheimer's Project Act
    - Hall of Fame Women's Basketball Coach Shares Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis
    - College Students Encouraged to Get Involved in Alzheimer's Cause
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Memory Training Program Aids Older Adults
    - Compounds Boost Health and Longevity in Mice
  • Eric J. Hall Named to National Advisory Council, Join Us on an Important Call  (8/24/2011)
  • The Alzheimer's Foundation of America president and CEO, Eric J. Hall was appointed to a National Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services. AFA asks for additional input on the National Alzheimer's Plan.
  • E-Newsletter August 18, 2011  (8/18/2011)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation Announces Online Puzzle Contest
    - Stakeholders Provide Input on National Alzheimer's Project Act
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Prompt Cognitive Decline
    - Women's Hearts Fare Worse Than Men From Smoking
    - Age Impacts Memory Problems in Heart Patients
  • E-Newsletter August 4, 2011  (8/4/2011)
  • - Debt Ceiling Legislation: Funding for Older Adult Programs Safe but Cuts Loom
    - AFA Asks Public to Weigh in on National Alzheimer's Project Act
    - Groups Confirm Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment; Issues Guidelines for Practitioners
    - Who Are Today's Caregivers?
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - New Biomarkers Discovered
    - High Stress May Boost Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Later in Life
    - Disturbed Sleep May Affect Memory
  • E-Newsletter July 21, 2011  (7/21/2011)
  • - How Older Adults Can Keep Cool and Safe in Rising Temperatures
    - Value of Family Caregiving Continues to Climb
    - Groups Issue New Guidelines on Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's Disease
    - Former N.F.L. Players Sue League for Failure to Disclose Dangers of Concussions
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - General Health Problems May Be Newfound Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease
    - Scientists Link Gene Widely Associated with Alzheimer's Disease to its Precondition as Well
    - Brain Injury Linked to Dementia in Study of Veterans
  • E-Newsletter July 7, 2011  (7/7/2011)
  • - AFA Names Top Researcher George Perry to Medical Advisory Board
    - Study Shows Sundowning Linked to Brain Changes
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Protein in the Spinal Fluid May Indicate Mild Cognitive Impairment Will Progress to Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter June 23, 2011  (6/23/2011)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation of America Urges Congress to Take Immediate Action to Tackle Global Alzheimer's Disease Crisis
    - Study Finds Care for Aging Parents Causes Huge Financial Toll on Adult Children
    - New Hampshire Family Plans Cross Country Road Trip to Benefit AFA
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Low-Fat, Low-Glycemic Diet Reduces Main Marker for Alzheimer's Disease
    - Caffeinated Coffee May Protect from Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter June 9, 2011  (6/9/2011)
  • - Senators Reintroduce Bill to Address Geriatric Workforce Shortage
    - AFA Board Chairman Receives Honorary Degree
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Intense Exercise May Benefit Older Adults
    - Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment May Also Face Some Functional Decline
    - Antibodies to treat Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease May Also Target Alzheimer's Disease
    - Alzheimer's Disease Appears to Progress at Two Distinct Speeds
  • E-Newsletter May 26, 2011  (5/26/2011)
  • - Long-Term Care Costs Continue to Rise
    - How to Prepare for Summer Travel
    - Understanding the Role of Genetics in Alzheimer's Disease
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Study Cites Misdiagnosis of Young Onset Alzheimer's Disease
    - Scientists Determine the Impact of High Levels of Iron and Copper in the Brain
    - Stress Leading Up to Middle Age Impacts Learning
  • E-Newsletter May 13, 2011  (5/16/2011)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation Challenges Teens to Volunteer Across America this Summer
    - Caregivers of Spouses with Dementia May Be at Risk for Cognitive Decline
    - Study Shows Antipsychotic Drugs to Nursing Home Residents Miss Government Standards
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Combination of Risk Genes for Alzheimer's Disease and Cardiovascular Risks Lead to Earlier Memory Loss
    - A Gene Associated with Alzheimer's Disease May Begin Damaging the Brain Decades Before Symptoms
  • E-Newsletter April 28, 2011  (4/28/2011)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation of America CEO Accepts National Award Honoring AFA Teens
    - New Guidelines on Alzheimer's Disease Released
    - Latest Issue of care ADvantage Magazine Talks About Intimacy
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Being 'Housebound' Linked to Alzheimer's Disease in Older Adults
  • E-Newsletter April 15, 2011  (4/15/2011)
  • - Five New Genes Linked to Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
    - AFA Announces 2011 AFA Teens College Scholarship Winner, Runners-Up
    - New Studies Indicate Lifestyle Factors May Impact Memory Loss
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - A Protein Found in the Blood May Indicate Severity of Alzheimer's Disease
    - New Research Suggests Hallmark Protein of Alzheimer's Disease May Start in Liver
    - Imaging Assists in Predicting the Progression of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter March 31, 2011  (3/31/2011)
  • - AFA Unveils Interactive 'Community of Care' Web Site to Educate and Connect Family Caregivers
    - Government Releases Strategy to Improve Healthcare Quality
    - New Reports Rank Health of Nation's Counties
    - News to Use
    - Call into Care Connection
    - Look Up in the Sky: It's AFA

    News Update:
    - Combination Therapy Effective in Mice With Similar Pathologies to Humans with Alzheimer's Disease
    - Tai Chi Helps Combat Depression in Older Adults
    - New Marker May Indicate Alzheimer's Disease Risk Years Before Onset
  • E-Newsletter March 17, 2011  (3/17/2011)
  • - Americans Voice Concerns About Hospice and End-of-Life Care
    - California Lawmakers Take Action in Wake of Looming Alzheimer's Disease Crisis
    - Actor Mickey Rooney Testifies at Elder Abuse Hearing
    - AFA Trains New York Nursing Students in Dementia Care
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Moderate Drinking May Help Lower the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease
    - Diet May Reduce Cancer and Other Age-Related Diseases
  • E-Newsletter March 3, 2011  (3/3/2011)
  • - Hundreds of Alzheimer's Researchers, Service Providers Urge U.S. Senate to Safeguard Federal Research Funding
    - Americans' Fear of Alzheimer's Disease Escalates
    - Study Suggests Alzheimer's Disease Being Misdiagnosed

    News Update:
    - Walking Speed Helps Determine Lifespan in Older Adults
    - Aerobic Exercise May Aid Memory in Older Adults
  • E-Newsletter February 18, 2011  (2/18/2011)
  • - AFA Announces 2010 Teens Video Competition Winners
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia
    - Being Bilingual May Delay Cognitive Impairment
    - Does Social Activity Help with Successful Aging?
  • E-Newsletter February 4, 2011  (2/4/2011)
  • - AFA Acknowledges President Reagan's Contribution to Alzheimer's Awareness on his Centennial Birthday
    - Alternative Therapies Offered During End-of-Life
    - Researchers Form International Collaboration on the Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
    - Latest Issue of care ADvantage Magazine Eyes Sports-Related Head Injuries
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Depression May Boost the Risk of Cognitive Loss
    - Older Adults Face Less Brain Atrophy with Brisk Walking
  • E-Newsletter January 20, 2011  (1/20/2011)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation of America Mourns Passing of Sargent Shriver
    - Alzheimer's Foundation International Forms Alzheimer's Foundation of Israel
    - Widespread Nursing Home Closures Leave Poor Neighborhoods Hardest Hit
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Protein Levels in the Blood and Cognitive Reserve May Play a Role in Alzheimer's Disease Development
    - Brain Imaging Procedure Helps Detect Amyloid Beta in People Living with Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter January 7, 2011  (1/7/2011)
  • - President Obama Signs Historic National Alzheimer's Project Act into Law
    - New Medicare Benefits Take Effect
    - Poll Reveals Boomers Are Concerned About Medicare Benefits
    - AFA Teens Wins Award for Innovations in Caregiving
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Older Adults Who Lose Their Teeth May Be at Increased Risk for Dementia
    - A Protein Found in the Blood May Indicate Alzheimer's Risk
    - Good Cholesterol May Be Associated with a Decreased Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
    - Bone Loss May Signal Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter December 23, 2010 Happy Holidays Edition   (12/23/2010)
  • AFA provides some hopeful news during the holiday season for all those touched by Alzheimer's disease.
  • E-Newsletter December 9, 2010  (12/9/2010)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation's CEO Testifies Before Congress and Urges Policymakers to Act Now on Alzheimer's Disease Crisis
    - 'Today' Show Nutrition Expert Joy Bauer Talks About Brain Health
    - Disparities Found Among Older Americans Who Get Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccinations

    News Update:
    - Early Brain Changes May Play a Role in Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter December 3, 2010  (12/3/2010)
  • - Nation's First Alzheimer's Telethon to Air December 4, Petition Calls for "Decade of Care"
    - National Alzheimer's Project Act Moves Forward
    - Report: Caregivers Want More Support in Workplace
    - Attitude and Adaptation May Lead to Successful Aging

    News Update:
    - Exercise May Be Important for Carriers of Risk Gene for Alzheimer's Disease
    - Music Exercise Programs May Help Reduce Falls Among Older Adults
    - Blood Vessel Dysfunction May Play Role in Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-newsletter November 23, 2010 Thanksgiving Edition   (11/23/2010)
  • AFA encouraged families to get together and watch the AFA "Together for Care" Telethon sizzle for a sneak peek at the televised event that aired December 4. In addition, AFA shared "Bardo of Rose," one sculptor's heartfelt and beautiful tribute to his father who had Alzheimer's disease and his mother who cared for him.
  • E-Newsletter November 11, 2010  (11/11/2010)
  • - National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month Events Coming Up
    - 'Together for Care' Telethon to Include Leading Celebrities
    - AFA Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

    News Update:
    - Fish Oil Supplements Do Not Help Slow Alzheimer's Disease
    - Does Walking in Late Age Help Brain Health?
  • E-Newsletter October 29, 2010  (10/29/2010)
  • - Baby Boomers Face Uncertain Financial Future with Caregiving and Long-Term Care
    - Alzheimer's Foundation of America Introduces Telethon Merchandise Online
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Medical Condition Linked to Cognitive Decline
    - Can a Diet Rich in Vitamin B12 Help Reduce Alzheimer's Disease Risk?
    - Heavy Smoking in Midlife More Than Doubles Odds of Developing Alzheimer's Disease in Later Life
  • E-Newsletter October 14, 2010  (10/14/2010)
  • - National Survey Highlights Major Concerns of Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers
    - Kmart Pharmacy Chain to Participate in AFA's National Memory Screening Day
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Researchers Find Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease
    - Individuals with Lewy Body Dementia Face Diagnosis Difficulties
    - Memory Impairment is More Common in Cancer Survivors
  • E-Newsletter October 1, 2010  (10/1/2010)
  • - President Obama Addresses Alzheimer's Community in Latest Issue of care ADvantage
    - Growing Residential Care Needs Will Fuel Job Growth for Nurses
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Protein Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Affects Amyloid Beta
    - Career Choice May Determine Location of Frontotemporal Dementia in the Brain
    - Friends and Family Offer Insight into Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter September 16, 2010  (9/16/2010)
  • - AFA Offering Free Copies of New 'Preventing Falls' DVD
    - Older Adults Show Biggest Growth in Social Networking Use
    - AFA Announces Redesigned 'Quilt to Remember' Web Site
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Blood Test Enables Scientists to Correctly Classify Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease
    - Low Testosterone Levels May Be Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
    - B Vitamins Reduce Brain Shrinkage in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • E-Newsletter September 2, 2010  (9/2/2010)
  • - National Day of Awareness to Help Reduce Falls
    - AFA Honors Two Members of Board of Trustees at 'Together for Care' Cocktail Reception
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - A Protein Produced in Rheumatoid Arthritis May Combat Plaques
    - Study Shows Impact of Informal Caregiving
    - Intellectually Active Adults Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms For Many Years But Then Face Rapid Mental Decline
  • E-Newsletter August 19, 2010  (8/19/2010)
  • - National Memory Screening Day Gains Support of Leading Professional and Trade Groups
    - More Headway on Detecting Alzheimer's Disease Prior to Onset of Symptoms
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Study Explains Effectiveness of Memantine
  • E-Newsletter August 5, 2010  (8/5/2010)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation and Second Wind Dreams Forge Strategic Partnership
    - U.S. Representatives Introduce Legislation to Assist Seniors
    - AFA Reformats Care Connection Teleconference to Broaden Audience Reach
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Suggested Link Between Heart Health and Brain Health
  • E-Newsletter July 22, 2010  (7/23/2010)
  • - New Guidelines Unveiled for Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
    - Older Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives
    - Berwick Named Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    - Wide-Scale Campaign Underway to Spot Financial Fraud
    - Call for Nominations for Dementia Care Professionals of the Year Award
    - News to Use
    - Sign Up Now for Free Caregiving Conferences in North Carolina

    News Update:
    - Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease Have Difficulty Feeling Emotions
    - Large Hips May Depict Reduced Memory Function in Women
    - Larger Head Size Linked to Better Memory Performance
  • E-Newsletter July 8, 2010  (7/8/2010)
  • - Leading Advocate for Older Americans Passes Away
    - Congressmen Encourage Implementation of "Independence at Home" Project
    - Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Scientists Link Brain Compound to Cognition
    - Researchers Rate Best Biomarkers to Predict Alzheimer's Disease
    - High Levels of Vitamin E Shown to Have Protective Effects
    - Key Protein Enables Scientists to Determine Alzheimer's Risk Years Before Onset
    - Middle-Age Stress in Women Linked to Dementia
  • E-Newsletter June 24, 2010  (6/30/2010)
  • - Alzheimer's Foundation Releases New DVD on Preventing Falls
    - Insurance Status Influences Mortality Risks in Hospital
    - Author Gail Sheehy Shares Caregiving Insight in New Issue of care ADvantage magazine
    - Missing Patient Alert Program Passes Senate Committee
    - Goverment Approves Extended-Release Namenda to Treat Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Disease
    - News to Use
    - Free Training to Become 'Excellence in Care' Specialist

    News Update:
    - Blood Pressure Lowering Drugs Aid in Memory Function
    - Apple Juice May Help Relieve Alzheimer's Symptoms
    - Song Lyrics Help Retain Information for Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter June 11, 2010  (6/11/2010)
  • - Coalition Announces Release of Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trial Database
    - AFA to Host Free Caregiving Conferences in North Carolina
    - Senior Population to Become More Diverse by Mid-Century
    - News to Use
    - Free Audio Webcast on Behavioral Challenges
    - Free Dementia Care Training in New York

    News Update:
    - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Increases Likelihood of Dementia Among Older Veterans
    - Alzheimer's Disease Medication Improves Skills Needed When Driving
    - Genetic Mutations May Play a Role in Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter May 27, 2010  (5/27/2010)
  • - The Latest on Falls Prevention
    - Looking to Recognize a Dementia Care Professional?
    - News to Use
    - Last Chance to Vote for AFA Teens!
    - New Additions to the E-Store!

    News Update:
    - Moderate Alcohol Consumption Has a Protective Effect with Alzheimer's Disease
    - Excessive Abdominal Fat in Middle Age Poses a Greater Risk for Dementia
  • E-Newsletter May 13, 2010  (5/13/2010)
  • - Help Teens Impacted by Alzheimer's Disease!
    - Spouses of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease Face Greater Risk of Developing the Disorder
    - Glen Cove Hospital Leads Sector in Qualified Dementia Care Professionals
    - Expert to Discuss New Approach to Caregiver Burnout
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Scientists Identify Two More Genes Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
    - Individuals with Dementia Face Loss of Meaning of Flavors
    - Assisted Living Residents Face Significant Sleeping Problems
    - Younger Baby Boomers Using Vacation Time to Care for Family
  • E-Newsletter April 30, 2010  (5/4/2010)
  • - Independent Panel Finds Lack of Evidence for Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
    - Free DVD Available to Help Caregivers Manage Medications
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Carriers of an Obesity Gene Face a Greater Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
    - Gene Variant May Help Older Adults Retain Thinking Skills
  • E-Newsletter April 15, 2010   (4/15/2010)
  • - AFA Announces 2010 AFA Teens College Scholarship Winner, Runners-Up
    - Seniors Require Help with End-of-Life Care Decisions
    - Neurology Group Issues Safe Driving Guidelines
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Visiting People with Alzheimer's Disease Can Improve Their Mood Regardless of Whether They Can Remember Who Their Loved Ones Are
    - A Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
  • E-Newsletter April 1, 2010  (4/1/2010)
  • - President Obama to Name New Director of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
    - Call for Nominations for 'Dementia Care Professional of the Year'
    - Most Retirement-Bound 'Middle Boomers' are Optimistic About Finances
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - People With Alzheimer's Disease Experience Cognitive Decline Four Times Faster Than Those With Cognitive Decline
    - Researchers Discover Gene Can Impact Alzheimer's Disease Differently

  • E-Newsletter March 18, 2010  (3/18/2010)
  • - House Aims for Sunday Vote on Health Reform
    - New Report Outlines Challenges for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults
    - New Online Resource Available for Aging and Legal Service Networks
    - Majority of Older Adults Postponing Retirement
    - News to Use
    - Caregiving Scholarships and Award Available

    News Update:
    - Plaques Linked to Family History
    - Study Highlights Harm of Driving with Alzheimer's Disease
    - Hallmark Plaque May Serve Alternative Function
  • E-Newsletter March 4, 2010  (3/4/2010)
  • - White House Middle Class Task Force Releases Annual Report
    - Alcohol Related Dementia: Is it Preventable?
    - Adult Day Centers Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults
    - Work Life of Older Americans Reaches 40-Year High

    News Update:
    - The Power of Purpose
    - Does Meditation Improve Memory
    - Regular Exercise Reduces Anxiety
    - Why It's Important to Follow-Up on Vision Loss
  • e-Newsletter February 18, 2010  (2/18/2010)
  • - AFA Applauds Social Security for Speeding Disability Benefits for Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
    - Survey Shows Seniors Need Better Information About Medical Imaging Safety

    News Update:
    - Caregiving Stress Associated with Greater Risk of Stroke in Men
    - Male Sex Hormone Tied to Memory Loss
    - Correlation Found in Types of Hospitals Administering Feeding Tubes to Individuals with Severe Dementia
    - Combination of High Blood Pressure and Executive Dysfunction Increases Dementia Risk
  • e-Newsletter February 4, 2010  (2/4/2010)
  • - White House Middle Class Task Force Releases 'Caregiver Initiative'
    - Project Lifesaver Offering Grants for New Programs and Families
    - AFA Expresses Condolences to Senator Mark Warner Upon Mother's Death
    - News You Can Use

    News Update:
    - Smoking Linked to Alzheimer's Disease in Independent Studies
    - Two Methods Improve Eating Skills of Individuals with Dementia
    - Women with Down Syndrome and Early Menopause Face Alzheimer's Disease at a Younger Age
  • e-Newsletter January 21, 2010  (1/21/2010)
  • - AFA Offers Online Guide to Long-Term Care
    - Consider Clinical Trials

    News Update:
    - Adjusting Sedation Reduces Delirium Following Hip Operations
    - Mental Images Are More Common Among Older Adults Developing Alzheimer's Disease
    - It's learning--More than the Method--That Helps Slow Alzheimer's Disease
    - Aerobic Exercise May Improve Cognitive Abilities
    - Loss of Smell May Signal Alzheimer's Disease
    - Study Finds Heavy Use of Antipsychotics
  • e-Newsletter January 8, 2010  (1/8/2010)
  • - Historic Healthcare Reform Moves to Negotiating Round
    - Annual AFA College Scholarship Competition Provides Chance to Reflect on Brain Disorder
    - Upcoming Care Connection Teleconference: Maintaining Friendships is Essential for Caregivers

    News Update:
    - Brain Imaging Technology May Help Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
    - Two-Prong Treatment Approach Holds Promise
    - Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease Have Counteractive Effects
    - Drinking Coffee and Tea Reduces Likelihood of Diabetes
    - Cell Phone Radiation Has Protective Effects
  • e-Newsletter December 23, 2009 Happy Holidays Edition  (12/24/2009)
  • In recognizing that for many people, caring for a loved one with dementia can be particularly stressful during the holidays, AFA presented as a gift to its subscribers, some insight into the season.

    Please read and share:
    - "Keeping the Cheer in the Holidays" by Carol Steinberg
    - "Unexpected Gifts: From Caregiving to Life as a Former Caregiver" by Terri Jo Barron, Esq.
  • e-Newsletter November 25, 2009 Thanksgiving Edition  (11/25/2009)
  • In the spirit of giving thanks, AFA shared articles from past issues of care ADvantage magazine about what it means to truly give and receive care, and unexpected gifts of renewal during the holidays.

    Please read and share:
    - "A Thanksgiving Essay: To Give and Receive," by Laura Beck
    - "Holiday Grief: Strategies to Gain Gifts of Strength and Renewal," by Julie Davies
  • e-Newsletter November 13, 2009  (11/13/2009)
  • - AFA Expresses Condolences to Justice O'Connor upon Husband's Death
    - AFA Urges Participation in National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Events
    - Fact Versus Fiction About National Memory Screening Day
    - Health Reform Moves to Senate
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - Middle-Aged Adults Whose Parents Have Alzheimer's Disease Show Risk Factors for the Brain Disorder
    - Is There a Link Between Muscle Strength and Alzheimer's Disease?
  • e-Newsletter October 30, 2009  (10/30/2009)
  • - November Marks National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
    - Flu Tips for Caregivers and People with Dementia
    - NFL Will Aid Former Players with Memory Disorders
    - AFA Teens Advisor Named 2010 Rose Queen
    - News to Use

    News Update:
    - High Protein Diet Leads to Shrinking Brains in Mice
    - Eyes of Mice with Alzheimer's Disease Show Hallmark Characteristics
    - Individuals with Dementia Who Also Have Diabetes Have Slower Memory Loss
  • e-Newsletter October 16, 2009  (10/16/2009)
  • - 'For the Love of George' Events Rock Major Cities
    - Nobel Prize Winner Has Dementia
    - Series Chronicles Families Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

    News Update:
    - Cognitive Changes Occur Prior to Diagnosis
    - Comfort Care Lacking
  • e-Newsletter October 1, 2009  (10/1/2009)
  • - Study Finds Former NFL Football Players Face Increased Dementia Risk
    - H1N1 Flu Vaccines Will Be Available Shortly
    - Health Reform Update
    - Emily West is Smarter than a Fifth Grader: Wins $25,000 for AFA
    - Residents' Rights Week

    News Update:
    - Impaired Kidney Function is a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline in the Elderly
    - Concentrating on Known Stroke Risk Factors to Prevent a Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia
    - Sleep Loss Linked to Increase in Plaques in Brains of Mice wih Alzheimer's Disease, According to a Study
    - Are Declining Financial Skills an Early Indicator That Mild Memory Problems Will Likely Lead to Alzheimer's Disease
  • e-Newsletter September 17, 2009  (9/3/2009)
  • - 'For the Love of George' Events Taking Off in Major Cities
    - Government Weighs Quicker Disability Qualification for Early-Onset Dementia
    - Take Steps to Prepare for Second Flu Wave

    News Update:
    - AIDS Virus Subtype Raises Dementia Risk
    - Study Shows High Blood Pressure-Low Brain Cognition Connection
    - Excess Weight Shrinks Brain Tissue

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