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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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June 2011 News

Entering an Alzheimer’s reality is the most rewarding path

As the director of Help Unlimited, Leeana McNeilley knew a lot about Alzheimer’s disease, but she was not sure how it would affect her mother.  At Help Unlimited, McNeilley provides services to people who need assistance.  The organization’s personal care attendants, certified nurse aides, and home health aides offer a variety of services from personal care needs to transportation.  McNeilley thought her knowledge would make it easy to relate to … Read the rest »

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