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WASHINGTON – – George Vradenburg, Chairman of USAgainstAlzheimer’s tonight applauded President Obama’s clear call to protect Alzheimer’s research funding from drastic spending cuts in the State of the Union. The president’s bold remarks come just days prior to the March 1 deadline for lawmakers to reach a deficit deal in order to prevent extreme budget cuts across the federal government. Without a deal, the sequester would deliver a crushing blow to National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Alzheimer’s research.

The death of Senator Charles Percy means that our nation has lost to Alzheimer’s a leading statesman and a devoted family man.  We have also lost another citizen to this deadly disease  -- one for which cruelly there is  no treatment or cure.

Every day, families across our country confront the tragic realities of Alzheimer's disease -- an irreversible, fatal illness that robs men and women of their cherished memories and leads to progressive mental and physical impairments. Millions of individuals suffer from this debilitating ailment, and millions more shoulder profound emotional and financial burdens by serving as caregivers for their loved ones.

USAgainstAlzheimer's Calls on Political, Business, and Civic Leaders to Strengthen Support and Investment in Alzheimer's Research

NEW YORK, NY—Several leading groups involved in Alzheimer’s disease or related issues are pioneering a new way of communicating with caregivers of individuals affected by the brain disorder through the development of #TalkAlz, a monthly discussion in the Twittersphere on the second Tuesday of every month at 12 p.m. (ET).


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