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Washington, DC – The much-anticipated film Still Alice opens nationwide today and will help shine a spotlight on the devastating social and economic impact of Alzheimer’s disease, but films like Still Alice can also spark the demand for more research into a cure, according to George Vradenburg, Co-founder and Chairman of USAgainstAlzheimer’s.

WASHINGTON - Hoy, USAgainstAlzheimer’s lanzó “Latinos contra el Alzheimer”, la primera coalición de organizaciones latinas en la nación centrada en la concienciación de la enfermedad de Alzheimer como un problema urgente de salud en la comunidad latina.

WASHINGTON – Today, USAgainstAlzheimer’s launched LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s, the nation’s first-ever coalition of Latino organizations focused on raising awareness of Alzheimer's as an urgent health issue within the Latino community.

WASHINGTON – With the projected growth of Alzheimer’s disease and the dramatic growth of the Latino population, Alzheimer’s poses a serious threat to the health and well-being of the Latino community, the nation’s largest minority group.

As the Alzheimer’s epidemic grows, it is critical for policymakers, healthcare service providers, and community stakeholders to understand and address the unique challenges that the disease poses to the Latino community via targeted research, policy solutions, and increased community awareness and engagement.

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.

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