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USAgainstAlzheimer’s Applauds Senate Committee Action

Washington, DC – The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill, which contains a $300 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease research, $1.1 billion above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a more than 25% increase for the National Institute on Aging (which funds the majority of the Alzheimer's disease research at NIH).

WASHINGTON, D.C. — USAgainstAlzheimer's and the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church today announced the launch of the Faith United Against Alzheimer’s Coalition (FUAAC), a cooperative effort to mobilize all elements of the faith community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Tampa, FL (June 1, 2015) – The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has teamed up with African Americans Against Alzheimer’s to host the award-winning Garrett Davis play Forget Me Not at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 27, at USF Theatre I, 3755 USF Holly West, Tampa, FL 33620.

Washington, DC – Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s has won the 2015 International Book Award for Autobiography/Memoirs.  Meryl Comer, a former Emmy Award winning reporter, producer and talk show host, writes a poignant and deeply personal account of a professional couple in their prime and what happens when her physician husband is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 58.  On the bestseller lists of the New York Times


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