By George Vradenburg

"It’s amazing how shortsighted we can be. The same week that the world marked the five-year anniversary of the financial collapse, tens of millions of families around the globe quietly observed World Alzheimer’s Day with little to no acknowledgement from the media or world leaders.

This is not only ironic, it’s alarming. Alzheimer’s is a global health crisis unfolding before our eyes that poses a grave and long-term threat to international economic health."

Possible breakthrough in Alzheimer's research, changes to improve long-term care services on the horizon, the impact of sequestration on Alzheimer's research, and new research uses peanut butter to test for early-stage Alzheimer's (read more).   

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After heavily investing in Alzheimer's research, Lilly moves to reduce drug development costs, Mass. State Senator Katherine Clark pushes for federal funding for Alzheimer's research, and the lack of Alzheimer's services in Guam (read more).   


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Nobel prize winners slam funding cuts for U.S. medical research, a new study finds delaying aging may have a bigger payoff than fighting disease, and Alzheimer's caregivers keeping tabs on the Affordable Care Act (read more).   

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Alzheimer's researcher wins Nobel Prize, Women Against Alzheimer's advocate highlights disease' negative impact on women, and the Baltimore sun puts the spotlight on neuroscience researcher whose research is halted by the government shutdown (read more).   


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