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WASHINGTON, DC, July 13, 2016—Following a Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health, briefing, “Alzheimer’s Disease: The Struggle for Families, a Looming Crisis for Medicare,” WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s (WA2), an UsAgainst’Azheimer’s network, submitted a statement for the record, outlining the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on women, emphasizing the need for sex and gender differentiated research, as well as asking

March 3, 2016 - Lynda Everman

I am one of countless Americans who have lost loved ones to Alzheimer’s - first my dad in 2001 and then my husband in 2012. As their primary caregiver for 18 years, I understand all too well the emotional, physical and financial toll Alzheimer’s takes on our loved ones and our families, and the urgent need for a cure.

Washington, DC – Jill Lesser, President of the Women’s network of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, released a statement today in support of Hillary Clinton’s plan to effectively treat, prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. 

Washington, DC – Following is a statement by Trish and George Vradenburg, founders of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, on Diane Rehm’s announcement that she will retire as the host of “The Diane Rehm Show” in 2016.

“Congratulations to our dear friend. Diane has been must-listen-radio for millions of us. Her keen insights, passion and ability to probe beyond the headlines has deepened our understanding of our world and ourselves.”

Unprecedented partnership to raise awareness of women’s brain health challenges and significantly expand funding for sex-based brain health research 

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WomenAgainstAlzheimer's is part of the UsAgainstAlzheimer's Network and harnesses the powerful and creative voice of women across the country and abroad to find a cure for Alzheimer's by 2025. We believe that it is time to bring Alzheimer's Out of the Shadows and into our conversations with policymakers, researchers, colleagues, and community leaders.

Anna Palmer

January 16, 2015 -- usalzheimeradmin

Anna Palmer is a senior Washington correspondent for POLITICO, where she covers the nexus of politics, money and corporate interests. POLITICO is a nonpartisan, Washington-based political journalism organization, a one-stop shop for fast, in-depth coverage of the White House, Congress, politics and policy. Anna previously served as co-author of the daily newsletter, POLITICO Influence, considered a must-read on K Street.

Berna Huebner

January 16, 2015 -- usalzheimeradmin

Berna Huebner is the founder of the Hilgos Foundation, which supports and encourages the ongoing process of artistic creation in people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. She co-directed the film and edited the book I Remember Better When I Paint, which examines the positive impact of art on people with Alzheimer’s and shows how the creative arts can help Alzheimer’s patients re-engage in life. Berna is director of the Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris, France.

Olivia Mastry, JD, MPH

January 16, 2015 -- usalzheimeradmin

Olivia Mastry is currently serving as Executive Lead for ACT on Alzheimer’s, a Minnesota statewide collaboration involving more than 60 organizations and 500 individuals seeking to transform Minnesota’s medical and long-term care systems and communities to support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.  Olivia combines her training and experience in law, health administration, public health and conflict resolution to facilitate multi-stakeholder collaborations and focuses her work on achieving large-scale systems change through a unique collaborative

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