UsAgainstAlzheimer's Blog

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July 22, 2019

3 New Alzheimer's Studies' Goal: 'Preparing Us For A Cure'

This article was originally published in Forbes on July 21, 2019. George Vradenburg, the co-founder and chairman of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s advocacy group is a man on a mission. And he is in a hurry. He’s not prepared to wait until 2025, the federal government’s deadline to recommend next-step solutions for Alzheimer’s disease through the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) . Instead, at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week, Vradenburg’s UsAgainstAlzheimer’s released Preparing Us for a Cure . It’s a collection of three new research studies on key areas of Alzheimer’s disease impacting the lives of patients, caregivers and communities.
July 15, 2019

Preparing Us for a Cure

During the 2019 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), UsAgainstAlzheimer's is releasing "Preparing Us for a Cure," three research products on key areas of Alzheimer's disease that impact the lives of patients, caregivers, and communities. This research underscores the importance of ensuring that the American healthcare system, payers, and other market entities are prepared to quickly and effectively deploy treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's disease. 'Preparing Us for a Cure’ is all about readying our healthcare system so that when treatments and a cure are ultimately developed, patients and caregivers aren’t forced to wait 10 more years for the healthcare
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June 21, 2019

Dementia Friendly Worship: A Multifaith Handbook for Chaplains, Clergy and Faith Communities

Every person deserves the basic human right to live with value and purpose. This is, perhaps, one of our most strongly held beliefs, and the reason why we decided to write Dementia Friendly Worship: A Multifaith Handbook for Chaplains, Clergy and Faith Communities . The book is first-of-its-kind, and will hopefully enable every congregation and faith community in the country to welcome and serve those living with dementia, together with their caregivers and families. It is too often the case that dementia and Alzheimer’s rob people of their individuality, their personhood, and their dignity. It’s easy to think of those
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June 14, 2019 - Greg O'Brien

Father’s Day on a Journey with Alzheimer’s

I was scared at first. Even though I had been raised in a family of ten, had been married at the time for six years (of 43 years of marriage), and desperately wanted children, I was scared. Thoughts of becoming a father intimidated me. I was worried about the money, new responsibilities, and all the sleepless nights they would bring. I was afraid I would fail. But on July 13, 1983, in a basement delivery room at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Brendan McGeorge O’Brien was born, and Father’s Day had new meaning. He weighed in at nine pounds, two
June 06, 2019 - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

SEN. CAPITO: Alzheimer’s disease is devastating families – We must make it a national priority

This article was originally published by Fox News on June 6, 2019. He alth care is a subject that remains front and center in so many of our national conversations and debates. It’s a leading talking point among 2020 presidential candidates. It continues to poll as a top concern among the American public. And it’s something I hear about regularly from constituents back home in West Virginia. Much of the talk related to health care issues has to do with flashier or more controversial topics such as "Medicare for All" or prescription drug prices, and there are good reasons for