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September 27, 2011
Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services holds first meeting
The first meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services, which was created by passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) signed into law early this year by President Obama, was held today in Washington, D.C. Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns is a member of the Advisory Council.
- Alzheimer's Association

September 20, 2011
September is World Alzheimer's Month
Angela Geiger, Alzheimer Association chief strategy officer, gives advice on how to get involved in fighting Alzheimer's disease.
- Good Morning America

Study reinforces link between Alzheimer's and diabetes
Evidence linking the most common form of diabetes and the risk for Alzheimer's disease may now be stronger, according to a new study.
- NBC Nightly News

September 19, 2011
U.N. high-level meeting recognizes global Alzheimer's burden
As world leaders gather for the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), the Alzheimer's Association is pleased that the NCD Summit 2011 outcomes document specifically recognizes Alzheimer's disease as a major chronic illness that contributes to the global public health burden.
- Alzheimer's Association

September 14, 2011
World Alzheimer Report confirms interventions for people with mild dementia beneficial
A new report released by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) shows that there are a variety of beneficial treatments and interventions — including drug and non-drug therapies — for people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, even in the early stages of the disease.
- Alzheimer's Association

August 23, 2011
Alzheimer's Association president and CEO named to Alzheimer's advisory council
As part of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), which was signed into law in January by President Obama, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services. Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, was among those selected to the Council.
- Alzheimer's Association
 

July 20, 2011
Inherited Alzheimer’s may be detected early
New research shows inherited forms of Alzheimer’s may be detected up to two decades before problems with memory and thinking begin to develop.
- NBC Nightly News

Alzheimer's debate: Test if you can't treat it?
Doctors are arguing about whether to test patients for signs of Alzheimer’s disease and to tell them the results.
- USA Today

Researchers report progress on Alzheimer’s blood test
Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal: A blood test to screen people for Alzheimer’s disease. An experimental test did a good job of indicating how much of the telltale Alzheimer’s plaque lurks in people’s brains.
- The Washington Post

With Alzheimer's in the genes, when do you test?
Researchers, patient advocates and policy makers are pushing for earlier testing of Alzheimer's, in part because it will help the search for a cure. But without a treatment or a cure, would people want to know?
- Reuters

Alzheimer's survey finds “considerable optimism”
Attitudes about Alzheimer's disease are evolving in a positive direction, a five-country survey presented at AAIC suggests.
- USA Today

Research Advances from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011
This week, more than 5,000 scientists from around the world gathered in Paris to report the latest advances in Alzheimer's research at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011).
- Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association® Welcomes President Nicolas Sarkozy to International Conference
Today French President Nicolas Sarkozy will address the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011), the premier annual forum presenting the latest research from the world's leading scientists in the Alzheimer's field.
- Alzheimer's Association

International Study of Genetic Alzheimer's Disease Gives Clues to Presymptomatic Detection and Progression of the Disease
Measurable brain chemistry changes may appear 10 to 20 years before the first detectable memory and thinking impairments among people with a rare genetic form of Alzheimer's, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris.
- Alzheimer's Association

International Survey Reveals Attitudes Towards Alzheimer's Diagnosis and Treatment
A survey reported today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris by Alzheimer Europe and administered by the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that while people fear Alzheimer's second only to cancer, the overwhelming majority would go to the doctor, or take a loved one for evaluation, if they saw symptoms of memory loss and confusion.
- Alzheimer's Association

Late Breaking Research Results from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011
Late breaking research results reported at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris.
- Alzheimer's Association

July 19, 2011
Cognitive impact from Lilly’s Semagacestat didn’t reverse
The worsening of cognitive symptoms in patients taking  a now-shelved Eli Lilly experimental Alzheimer’s compound wasn’t reversed even seven months after the end of treatment, according to new data presented at AAIC.
- The Wall Street Journal

Brain-injured veterans twice as likely to develop dementia
A study of almost 300,000 veterans aged 55 and older revealed that veterans who suffered a traumatic brain jury were twice as likely to develop dementia.
- NBC Nightly News

Exercise, healthy living, treating depression could slash millions of Alzheimer's cases
Millions of cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide could be prevented by curbing risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and lack of exercise, new research suggests.
- The Washington Post

Lifestyle changes can reduce risk of Alzheimer's
A new, theoretical analysis finds that about half of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease are potentially changeable, and that reducing them could substantially decrease the number of new cases of disease worldwide.
- The Wall Street Journal

Early lapses in memory shed light on Alzheimer's
Research from six countries on mild cognitive impairment (MCI), sometimes a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, was presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris.
- USA Today

New Studies Underscore Global Importance of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease Continuum
New research reported today in Paris at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) offers insight on the global incidence and prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) – a condition involving problems with memory or another mental function severe enough to be noticeable to the affected person or to others but not serious enough to interfere with daily life.
- Alzheimer's Association

New Global Model of Alzheimer's Risk Suggests a 25 Percent Reduction in Presumed Risk Factors Could Lower Alzheimer's Cases by 3 Million Worldwide
A new mathematical model of global Alzheimer's risk suggests that reducing the prevalence of well-known, lifestyle-based, chronic disease risk factors by 25 percent could potentially prevent 3 million cases of Alzheimer's worldwide, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris.
- Alzheimer's Association

July 18, 2011
Brain injury may raise dementia risk
A large study in older veterans raises concern about mild brain injuries that hundreds of thousands of troops have suffered from explosions in recent wars. Even concussions seem to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementia later in life, researchers found.
- CBS News

Traumatic brain injury could double risk of Alzheimer's
A large study of older war veterans suggests those who experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) during their lives had more than two times the risk of developing dementia.
- USA Today

Injuries of veterans, football players linked to dementia
Two studies, one of veterans and the other of former professional football players, show that head injuries such as concussions may be linked to dementia later in life and may make the brain more vulnerable to the development of symptoms characteristic of Alzheimer's disease.
- The Wall Street Journal

NFL players may be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's
Retired NFL players are more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a form of dementia that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, than similarly aged men who didn't play football.
- Time

Women at the Center of the Global Alzheimer's Epidemic
Today the Alzheimer's Association® in conjunction with GE Healthcare held a "Women and Alzheimer's: A Global Perspective" panel discussion during the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011 (AAIC).
- Alzheimer's Association

Brain Injury May More Than Double Dementia Risk in Older Veterans
Older veterans who experienced traumatic brain injury showed a more than two-fold increase in the risk of developing dementia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris.
- Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™ Connects More Than 2,500 People with Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Nationwide
Since its debut during the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2010, Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch has matched more than 2,500 people to Alzheimer's clinical trials based on their diagnosis, preferences and location.
- Alzheimer's Association

July 17, 2011
Falls in elderly, experimental eye test are studied as possible Alzheimer’s clues
Scientists are reporting encouraging early results from a simple eye test they hope will give a noninvasive way to detect signs of Alzheimer's. A separate study found that falls might be an early warning sign of the disease..
- Associated Press

Two Studies Advance Global Standardization of Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease
As the Alzheimer's field moves closer to new and earlier tests for the disease, innovative global research initiatives are taking the first important steps to standardize Alzheimer's biomarkers, as evidenced by two presentations made today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris.
- Alzheimer's Association

Falls May Indicate Earliest Stages of Alzheimer's and Need for Further Evaluation
Falls are more common among individuals with the earliest signs of Alzheimer's, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011).
- Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association Presents Lifetime Achievement Awards to Four Researchers
The Alzheimer's Association recognized four leading scientists for their extraordinary contributions to Alzheimer's disease research at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference (AAIC 2011) in Paris, France.
- Alzheimer's Association

May 13, 2011
Alzheimer's Association statement on Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act
The Alzheimer's Association commends Reps. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) for their leadership in introducing the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act (H.R.1897) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 19, 2011
New diagnostic criteria and guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease published
New criteria and guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease have been published — for the first time in 27 years — by three expert workgroups spearheaded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Alzheimer's Association

April 18, 2011
NARFE raises $9 million for the Alzheimer's Association
The National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) has surpassed its goal of raising "$9 Million by NARFE's 90th Birthday 2011" for the Alzheimer's Association. Having surpassed its fundraising goal, NARFE has extended the campaign to "$10 Million in 2012."
- Alzheimer's Association

April 15, 2011
New Department of Defense program to fund Alzheimer's research
The Alzheimer's Association is pleased that Congress has authorized a $15 million investment to be provided to the Department of Defense's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to create an Alzheimer's Research Grant Program.
- Alzheimer's Association  

April 7, 2011
Legislation introduced to improve diagnosis of Alzheimer's and strengthen care planning
The Alzheimer's Association applauds the introduction of the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act (S. 738/H.R. 1386), which seeks to improve detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and provide access to information and support for newly diagnosed individuals and their families.
- Alzheimer's Association

April 5, 2011
Discovery doubles genetic clues to Alzheimer's
Two new reports detail the discovery of five new pathways for detecting Alzheimer's. Previous research had identified five genes linked to the disease. The combined efforts of an international consortium of researchers has raised those known genetic markers to 10.
- CNN

March 15, 2011
2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
According to 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, released today by the Alzheimer's Association, there are nearly 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers in the United States. This new report shows that there are far more Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers than previously believed – 37% more than reported last year.
- Alzheimer's Association

February 1, 2011
First international collaboration on Alzheimer’s disease genetics launched
The launch of the International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project (IGAP) — a collaboration formed to discover and map the genes that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease — was announced today by a multi-national group of researchers.
- Alzheimer's Association

January 27, 2011
New Generation Alzheimer's report calls Alzheimer's defining disease of the baby boomers
According to the new Alzheimer's Association report Generation Alzheimer's, it is expected that 10 million baby boomers will either die with or from Alzheimer's, the only one of the top 10 causes of death in America without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.
- Alzheimer's Association

January 21, 2011
Alzheimer's Association statement on florbetapir PET amyloid imaging
An FDA advisory committee did not recommend approval of florbetapir injection for imaging amyloid plaques, but the committee did vote to recommend approval of florbetapir conditional on development and implementation of a training program on how to accurately and consistently read the PET scans.
- Alzheimer's Association

January 18, 2011
Alzheimer's Association statement on the passing of Sargent Shriver
The Alzheimer's Association joins the Shriver family and the nation in mourning the passing of Sargent Shriver.
- Alzheimer's Association

January 4, 2011
President Obama signs landmark legislation laying the foundation for a national Alzheimer strategy
As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association applauds President Obama for signing the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) into law.
- Alzheimer's Association

December 2, 2010
First-time inclusion of Alzheimer's and dementia in Healthy People 2020
The Alzheimer's Association is pleased that for the first time since its inception in 1979, the federal government's Healthy People report includes national health goals and objectives related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
- Alzheimer's Association

December 1, 2010
Regular walking may slow decline of Alzheimer's
New research suggests that walking about five miles a week may help slow the progression of cognitive illness among seniors with mild forms of cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease.
- Bloomberg News

November 29, 2010
Children ease Alzheimer's in South Korea
One of the world's fastest-aging countries, with nearly 9 percent of its population over 65 having Alzheimer's, South Korea is training thousands of people, including children, as “dementia supporters,” to recognize symptoms and care for people with the disease.
- The New York Times

November 22, 2010
MetLife Foundation Thanksgiving program to benefit Alzheimer's
During Thanksgiving week, football fans will help determine how much of a $500,000 donation the Alzheimer’s Association will receive through the MetLife Foundation's Thanksgiving Charity Score Program.
- Alzheimer's Association

November 18, 2010
Alzheimer's and money problems
Dealing with Alzheimer's, Dr. Max Gomez lost his life savings and doesn't remember how it happened. Money problems can be a warning sign of the disease.
- CBS News

November 11, 2010
Sharp late-life cholesterol decrease could signal Alzheimer's
Results of a study published in the Nov. 10 online issue of Neurology suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age could be a predictor of developing Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's Association

October 22, 2010
Alzheimer advances: promising but slow
Scientists performing research into treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are working with a gene therapy to help grow essential proteins.
- Good Morning America

Maria Shriver's Kennedy-esque dream: a world without Alzheimer's
Maria Shriver, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, has launched a new campaign against Alzheimer's. But she doesn't want simply to treat the disease, she wants to beat the disease.
- The Huffington Post

October 21, 2010
Waking up to the realities of Alzheimer's disease
This week, First Lady of California Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer's Association released The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, a friend of Maria's and a longtime Alzheimer advocate, was proud to contribute an essay about her experiences with the disease.
- The Huffington Post

October 20, 2010
Families struggles with Alzheimer's
Jay Jones is one of 500,000 Americans living with early-onset Alzheimer's, cases in which the disease strikes before the age of 65. There are still plenty of bright moments for the Jones family, but there are also flashes of the isolation to come.
- ABC News

October 19, 2010
Living with Alzheimer's: Role of caregiver
Maria Shriver and Dr. Marie Savard talk about the sacrifices Alzheimer caregivers make when caring with loved ones with the disease.
- Good Morning America

Dr. Besser and Maria Shriver talk about Alzheimer's disease
Dr. Richard Besser and Maria Shriver discuss Alzheimer's disease and its effect on women. Shriver and the Alzheimer's Association produced the new report The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's.
- ABC World News Tonight

October 18, 2010
Shriver Report gives a face to Alzheimer's
Maria Shriver talks about the Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation takes on Alzheimer's as well as new research and treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
- Good Morning America

Seven siblings: Who will get Alzheimer's?
A decade ago, a family volunteered to be part of a study to find genetic markers for Alzheimer’s disease. The goal is to identify people in middle age and follow them in the hopes of learning how the disease develops.
- Good Morning America

A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's
Maria Shriver, the first lady of California, sat down with "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour to discuss her extensive new report on Alzheimer's, The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's, produced with the Alzheimer’s Association.
-ABC News

October 14, 2010
Good news about Alzheimer's
The memory-robbing disease makes many women feel helpless, whether they're patients or caregivers. But recent research offers advice and support.
- Ladies' Home Journal

Attacking Alzheimer's
An Alzheimer diagnosis is a terrifying sentence: a slow deterioration of the mind that entwines a loss of self and life — a misery for both the person with the disease and his or her family.
- Time

September 21, 2010
Report: Worldwide costs of dementia set to soar
The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia are $604 billion in 2010, according to World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), released today, World's Alzheimer's Day.
- Alzheimer's Association

August 24, 2010
The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's
Maria Shriver, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, is releasing The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's on Oct. 15. The report is a groundbreaking look into the epidemic's effect on women as caregivers, advocates and people living with Alzheimer's.
- Alzheimer's Association

August 20, 2010
Maria's March to raise Alzheimer awareness
Longtime Alzheimer advocate Maria Shriver will once again bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease with the inaugural Maria Shriver’s March on Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer's Association

August 17, 2010
Alzheimer's Association statement on semagacestat trial
The Alzheimer's Association is disappointed to learn of the negative interim results from the Phase III clinical trial of semagacestat.
- Alzheimer's Association

August 11, 2010
Alzheimer's Association statement regarding biomarkers article in Archives of Neurology
By clearly indicating that we may be able to detect brain changes related to Alzheimer's before we see outward symptoms of the disease, this article provides support for the current effort to revise the Alzheimer's disease diagnostic criteria that is being driven by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association.
- Alzheimer's Association

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- CBS News