Women

WASHINGTON, DC WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, the first and only national network of women organized to speed the pace of research and build momentum in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease - today called for more sex-based research into the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s disease on women in light of a new report that confirmed that women are more than two times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men. 

March 18, 2014 - Trish Vradenburg

If Alzheimer's were cured, people would simply age, rather than disappear into the unforgiving vortex of the disease. There are many octogenarians and nonagenarians who age as nature meant them to. Take for example:

WASHINGTON, DC -- WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s – the first national network of women in leadership positions working to speed the pace of research and build real momentum to end Alzheimer’s disease – today announced that Pat Summitt, head coach emeritus of the University Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, will be joining the organization as an honorary founder.

Joan Cronan

March 14, 2014 -- Jennifer Molinoff

Joan Cronan has served for the past twenty-eight years as University of Tennessee Women’s Athletics Director. Under her leadership  the Lady Vols  became one of the most visible and well-respected programs in the country, amassing ten NCAA national championship titles, forty-six top-five NCAA finishes, and twenty-nine Southeastern Conference regular-season championships.A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, Cronan first came to Knoxville in 1968 to teach at the University of Tennessee and coach women's basketball.

Pat Summitt

March 13, 2014 -- usalzheimeradmin

For four decades, the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball program has been among the nation's elite and has helped change the national perception of women's college basketball.

That’s thanks in large part to Pat Summitt, head coach emeritus, who won eight NCAA Championships and 32 combined Southeastern Conference titles during her 38 years as the team’s head coach. Her career won-lost record was an amazing 1,098-208.

Mary Ann Ragona

March 7, 2014 -- usalzheimeradmin

Mary Ann Malack-Ragona joined what is now known as the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) in February 2003, and in 2004 opened The Neuwirth Family Care Center within the agency’s Ronkonkoma office.  In 2011 Ms. Ragona moved the agency to a 9000 square foot facility, adding The Mickey & Felice Neuwirth Care Center as a critical care component to the new Resource Center.  In 2011 Ms. Ragona also opened a satellite office in Southampton, bringing much needed services to the East End of Long Island.  Ms.

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