Today's Top Alzheimer's News
July 25, 2014
Forget Me Not Project raises awareness of Alzheimer's in the African American community, advancements in Alzheimer's testing, and USAgainstAlzheimer's launches ClergyAgainstAlzheimer's initiative (read more).
- A July 25, 2014 The NorthStar News & Analysis article profiled the "'Forget Me Not Project,' a six-person play portrays a black family's realization that their father is suffering from Alzheimer's." According to the article, "The African American Network Against Alzheimer's is promoting a stage play that raises awareness about the debilitating and deadly disease, which is growing rapidly in the black community. Alzheimer's is characterized by a progressive loss of brain function…The play's purpose is both to entertain and to educate, Monroe said. The African American Network Against Alzheimer's wants more blacks to participate in clinical trials in which researchers are attempting to develop a cure for Alzheimer's. So far, however, the participation rate has been very low."
- A July 25, 2014 Roll Call article highlighted a recent Economist article that underscores advancements in Alzheimer's diagnostics. According to the article, "The Economist magazine this week points out that efforts have slowed recently in developing drug treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease. However, the article highlights progress in developing tests to identify early indicators of Alzheimer’s."
- A July 24, 2014 Religion News Service post highlighted the launch of the ClergyAgainstAlzheimer's Network. According to the release, "USAgainstAlzheimer’s, the national movement committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s by 2020, today officially launched ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s, a diverse, multifaith network of clergy working to focus our nation’s attention on the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on American families."