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November 2012 Newsletter


November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In the United States, the month of November is distinguished as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  Throughout the month, advocates raise awareness, families honor loved ones who lost the battle to the disease, sponsors hope to raise additional funds, and some families might mark milestones as they care for those living with the condition.  November is the time to focus on Alzheimer’s so that we can move towards a cure, writes Derek Jones, a … Read the rest »

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October 2012 Newsletter


Nov. 13 is National Memory Screening Day, free screenings offered

The public can take advantage of free memory screenings on Nov. 13 at hundreds of sites across the United States and around the world.  The screenings are offered to promote early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses.  Participants should follow up with their own physicians if the screenings identify any potential problems.  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and a variety of healthcare organizations serve as … Read the rest »

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July 2011 News

Dear Readers:

Thursday, July 22, marked the end of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference held in Paris.  The weeklong forum gave researchers the opportunity to report on and discuss the groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  Therefore, this edition of the ARF ALZHEIMER’S NEWSLETTER contains a number of articles covering announcements made at the conference.

– ARF Editor

A son urges families to get caregivers the help they need… Read the rest »

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May 2011 News

Fear causes “shadowing” behavior in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease not only erodes a person’s memory, it also creates puzzling behaviors in patients with the condition.  Angela Lunde tells us about one of these behaviors called “shadowing.”  Lunde is a dementia education specialist in the education core at the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn.  Simply put, when a patient with Alzheimer’s keeps their caregiver in their sight at all times, that is shadowing.  Lunde, who … Read the rest »

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