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Washington, DC – African Americans are two to three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than white Americans, yet they are less likely to be diagnosed. While Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, it is the fourth leading cause of death for older African Americans. Alzheimer’s is the only disease in the top ten that currently has no cure, treatment, or prevention.

Washington, DC – George Vradenburg, founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s and convener of the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease, released the following statement in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day. Vradenburg is also a member of the Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services to the U.S.

Washington, DC – The ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s Network, a diverse, multi-faith, national network of clergy working to focus our nation’s attention on Alzheimer’s disease, is calling on religious leaders and clergy to mark World Alzheimer’s Day in their congregations’ sermons and addresses during the weekend of September 19-21.

Washington, DC – WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a robust and growing national network of influential women focused on ending Alzheimer’s, will hold its second annual Women’s Summit in Washington, DC on September 16-17. In addition to briefings from leading Alzheimer’s experts, the Out of the Shadows Summit will launch the Shadow Box Memory Project.

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