Today's Top Alzheimer's News

The need for more funds to fight Alzheimer's, New York Academy of Sciences and CEOi partner to accelerate Alzheimer's R&D, and the nation's long-term care crisis (read more).    

 

Must reads

  • A September 23, 2013 Sentinel & Enterprise (MA) editorial highlighted the need for increased funding to fight Alzheimer's. According to the editorial, "Federally funded research has proved critical to combating other major diseases. There's no reason to think that it can't be a similar catalyst for breakthroughs in Alzheimer's, for which there are currently no effective treatments. It's the only major disease that doesn't have a cure. One of three Americans older than 85 can expect to get it."

Caregiving

  • A September 22, 2013 Philly.com article profiled the book The Geography of Memory by Jeanne Murray Walker which chronicles the experience of her mother's memory loss. According to the article, "Alzheimer's disease has become the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. In recent years, scientists have ramped up efforts to find a cure. But what about the family members who witness a loved one's memory slowly fading away? Written by award-winning poet Jeanne Murray Walker, The Geography of Memory makes us keenly aware of the emotional toll of the illness."
  • A September 21, 2013 Washington Post article reported on the nation's looming long-term care crisis. According to the article, "Basically, individuals in need of services often don’t have enough money to pay for long-term care. They mostly rely on family and friends, who often are also at their financial wits’ end. Caregivers are overburdened and underpaid. If we don’t figure out how to address this issue, the situation will get worse."

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  • A September 22, 2013 La Jolla Light (CA) article reported that Trish Vradenburg's play "Surviving Grace" will play at the Shiley Theater on the campus of the University of San Diego on September 27th. According to the article, "The production is presented by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, which is mobilizing individual, political, business and civic leaders to achieve the goal of ending Alzheimer’s by 2020, and B.A.B.E.S “Beating Alzheimer’s By Embracing Science,” an organization dedicated to harnessing the power of women to beat Alzheimer’s by raising funds to support the most promising Alzheimer’s research"

 

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