New study finds that 46 percent of caregivers spend more than $5,000 a year on elderly family members, Marie Marley profiles the work of USAgainstAlzheimer's in HuffingtonPost, and CNN highlights ActivistAgainstAlzheimer's member Sandy Halperin, and a new study from the NFL finds three in 10 ex-NFL players will develop “at least moderate neurocognitive problems as they age" (read more). 

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Alzheimer's top fear according to new poll, noted Alzheimer's researcher passes away, and the increasing threat of financial schemes targeting the elderly (read more).  Must reads

    The need to pass the Alzheimer's Accountability Act, Congressman Chaka Fattah meets with George Vradenburg and World Dementia Council envoy Dennis Gillings, and an interactive map of NIH funding (read more). 

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    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam talks about the need to increase Alzheimer's funding, dementia cases in the UK set to rise sharply by next summer, and NPR talks to researchers about the negative impact of budget cuts on research (read more).  

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    Meryl Comer's book bears witness to everything Alzheimer’s took from her husband and her family, Maine editorial calls for wandering system to help Alzheimer's sufferers, Biotechnology Industry Organization calls for large-scale multi-generational genome sequencing to fight diseases like Alzheimer's, and UCLA biologists say they have identified a gene that can slow the aging process when activated (read more). 

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