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Washington, DC – The 2015 government spending package, known as the ‘cromnibus,’ includes an increase of $25 million for the National Institute on Aging (NIA), with an expectation that much of the funding would support additional research into Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Washington, DC – Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers (available from CreateSpace) is a book for anyone who loves and cares for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Seasons of Caring contains more than 140 original meditations from faith leaders and care specialists representing a wide and diverse range of major religious traditions, including Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Muslim, Presbyterian, Sikh and Unitarian Universalist among others.

Lausanne, Switzerland – There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The main barriers to the development of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are an incomplete understanding of the disease, fragmented resources, and challenges with the design and implementation of clinical trials.  Experts gathered at a two day meeting in Lausanne to discuss future steps to address dwindling product pipelines and to increase the productivity of drug development processes.

Washington, DCOn November 14, 2014, a star cast will take the stage for a special ensemble reading of Act 1 of Surviving Grace, an original play by comedy writer Trish Vradenburg (“Designing Women,” “Family Ties,” “Kate and Allie”), co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, a national advocacy organization committed to stopping Alzheimer’s by 2020.  

Washington, DC— A pioneering online health study to assess the cognitive toll of Alzheimer’s and dementias caregiving using online brain performance tests was officially announced today at a ReACT/AARP event. Employers from more than 75 corporations, academic institutions, non-profits and government attended the event, which was held at AARP’s Washington, DC headquarters.

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