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August 01, 2017 - Elizabeth Plant

Out And About With UsAgainstAlzheimer's In July 2017: Uniting Communities For A Cure

July was a busy month for UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. We’ve been to many places, including: London for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), and to Phoenix, Kansas City, and of course Washington D.C. and featured in the news. We hope that you enjoy the second monthly installment where we will highlight what the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board and staff have been up to around the U.S. and the world to stop Alzheimer’s. London UsAgainstAlzheimer’s had a major presence at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in London where we presented an analysis of treatments in the drug pipeline and led important conversations to speed
July 18, 2017 - Jamal Rahman

Gratitude for the Opportunity to Serve

Do what is beautiful. God loves those who do what is beautiful. - Qur’an 2:195 Help God! - Qur’an 47:7 In a Hadith Qudsi (a Revelation from God to the Prophet Muhammad in a dream) God asks the son of Adam, “Why did you not visit Me when I was ill?” The human being is dumbfounded and in a daze. He stutters, “You are the Lord of the worlds!” God then explains that when one of His servants is unwell, “you will find Me with him.” When food and drink are offered to one of God’s own, they are offered
July 06, 2017 - Rabbi Michael Lerner

Be Trish

Editor's note: Rabbi Michael Lerner gave a moving eulogoy in honor of his sister and UsAgainstAlzheimer's co-founder Trish Vradenburg at the May service celebrating Trish's life. Rabbi Lerner's remarks are reprinted here in their entirety. I am Rabbi Michael Lerner. I'm Trish's older brother. I think I knew her longer than anybody in this room. I met her first when she came back from the hospital, and being born. Our family that she came into was a family that was very involved in talking at the dining room table all the time about politics. My parents were leaders of the
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July 01, 2017 - Elizabeth Plant

Out And About With UsAgainstAlzheimer's In June 2017: Uniting Communities For A Cure

This is a new monthly feature from UsAgainstAlzheimer’s where we will share with you what our team has been up to around the U.S. and the world in our work to stop Alzheimer’s. We are pressing for greater urgency from government, industry, and the scientific community and bringing people together in the quest for an Alzheimer’s cure. Here are a few highlights from June: Boston Shawn Taylor, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Board Member, was in Boston to speak at the Veterans Administration Alzheimer's and Aging Conference for Collaboration. We will soon be launching our newest network, VeteransAgainstAlzheimer’s. She also published a blog post
June 28, 2017 - Shawn Taylor

Our Veterans and Dementia

June is PTSD Awareness Month . The rapidly surging number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease includes a growing number of military veterans, who may be at increased risk for dementia as a consequence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries suffered in service . UsAgainstAlzheimer’s successfully works with and for communities at higher risk for dementia, including women, Latinos, and African Americans. Veterans also face unique risk factors for Alzheimer's as a result of their service. Love of country and support for our military is in my blood, and, sadly, so is Alzheimer’s. So it is fitting that I
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