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Alzheimer's Association

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Top Alzheimer's Association Articles

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  • 'The Longest Day'

    A staggering number of people have had a personal experience with Alzheimer's. A week from today, June 21, the longest day of the year, bridge clubs across North America will participate in "The Longest Day," a dawn-to-midnight day of bridge staged by the...
  • With careful planning, you can keep long-term care costs under control

    The cost to receive long-term care continues to increase each year, according to the 2013 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. In the 10 years that Genworth has conducted its annual study, the median annual cost of a room in a private nursing home has jumped...
  • Davis Patterson McNameeDecember 4, 1926 - April 28, 2014

    Davis Patterson McNamee<br/>December 4, 1926 - April 28, 2014
    Davis "Pat" Patterson McNamee, a former Navy and commercial airline pilot and 52-year resident of Corona del Mar, California, died in his home with family by his side on April 28th, 2014. He was 87 years old. Pat was born in Seattle, WA on December 4th,...
  • Peninsula Alzheimer's activist will bike cross country to raise money and awareness

    Peninsula Alzheimer's activist will bike cross country to raise money and awareness
    NEWPORT NEWS — Rona Altschuler, volunteer chairwoman of the local Walk to End Alzheimer's, will embark on a cross-country bike ride March 7 to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. She will turn 60 during the trip. Altschuler has been...
  • 'The Big Bang Theory' Cast, Glen Campbell Honored at 'A Night at Sardi's'

    The Beverly Hilton transformed into New York City's Broadway institution Sardi's for the 22nd Annual "A Night at Sardi's" in support of the Alzheimer's Association on Wednesday. Country Hall of Famer Glen Campbell was honored with the first Glen Campbell...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, April 13 Theater The Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents its final performance of "Pippi Longstocking" at 2 p.m. at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Discounted rates available for...
  • Detecting Alzheimer's early [Letter]

    I am responding to the letter from Dr. Andy Lazris entitled "Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks," (April 17). The Alzheimer's Association supports efforts that increase early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease by trained...
  • Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
  • Maintain your mental edge with exercise and a brain-boosting diet

    Just as a healthy diet can help fend off chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, what you eat also can help you keep your mental edge as you age. Approximately five million Americans over age 65 have Alzheimer's disease, a progressive...
  • 6 of 10 dementia sufferers wander, get lost

    6 of 10 dementia sufferers wander, get lost
    Eleanor Alexander never deviated from her nighttime routine. She'd eat a light dinner, let her dog Spot out, let him back in, double-lock the screen door. And then, she and her companion would call it a night. The evening of July 26 started the same...
  • Planning for Alzheimer's: Take steps early to ease financial burden

    Rebecca Barnard, of St. Louis, Mo., spent her career as a software developer, but her passion was fine-art photography. She was detail-oriented in both her job and her hobby, says her husband, Richard Rubin. So he was surprised when he began noticing...