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April 10, 2014 - ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA AWARDS LOCAL GRANTS
10 Groups Nationwide Will Use Funds to Support People With Dementia

NEW YORK (April 10, 2014) — In the absence of a cure for Alzheimer's disease, care and enrichment programs are vital for maintaining quality of life for individuals with the brain disorder and for their families. Today, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, a national nonprofit organization announced that it has awarded grants totaling $50,000 to 10 local groups from coast to coast that provide such services.

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April 8, 2014 - DEADLINE APPROACHING: ALZHEIMER'S INNOVATION GRANT

NEW YORK (April 8, 2014) — From a rehabilitation program that tailors its therapies to an individual's abilities to an iPad app designed to spark conversation around classic works of art, countless organizations across the country are taking a fresh approach to support and engage people with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. And each year, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) awards one such group its Brodsky Innovation Grant in recognition of a service or program that improves the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

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March 26, 2014 - ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA STATEMENT ON TASK FORCE'S RECOMMENDATION ON SCREENING FOR DEMENTIA

NEW YORK (March 26, 2014) — The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care and services to people with dementia and their families, today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) recommendation on universal screening for dementia in people ages 65 and older with no signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment. While the USPSTF found adequate evidence that some screening tools have sufficiently high sensitivity and specificity to be clinically useful in identifying dementia, the group found inadequate direct evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment and of non-pharmacologic interventions.

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March 10, 2014 - ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA STATEMENT ON BLOOD TEST STUDY

NEW YORK (March 10, 2014) — The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care and services to people with dementia and their families, today issued the following statement in response to a newly published study in "Nature Medicine," regarding a blood test that could predict whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer's disease.

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February 26, 2014 - ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA ISSUES STATEMENT TO SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AT HEARING

NEW YORK (February 26, 2014) — The Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies held a hearing on Wednesday, entitled, "Taking a Toll on Families and the Economy: The Rising Cost of Alzheimer's Disease in America." Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., chief executive officer of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) submitted testimony, calling on Congress to attack the growing Alzheimer's disease crisis head on and consider concrete steps to provide relief to families.

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February 10, 2014 - FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED WINNER OF ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA'S VIDEO COMPETITION

NEW YORK (February 10, 2014) — Alexis Brown, 17, of Jacksonville Fla., likens her great-grandmother's experience with Alzheimer's disease to "being trapped behind glass and screaming to get out, but not knowing quite how…" Her dramatic depiction of this and other ramifications of the brain disorder has netted her the top prize in the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's (AFA) "Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness" video competition.

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February 3, 2014 - ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA URGES ADMINISTRATION TO DOUBLE DOWN ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FUNDING IN FY'15 BUDGET

NEW YORK (February 3, 2014) — In a letter to President Obama, Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., the chief executive officer of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), has called for doubling down its investment in Alzheimer's disease research and support services in next year's budget by increasing funds for this "unprecedented public health crisis" by at least $500 million. This proposed increase would boost the approximately $530 million for Alzheimer's disease included in the FY'14 budget at the National Institutes on Aging (NIA) to more than $1 billion in FY'15.

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January 16, 2014 - ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA AWARDS $100,000+ IN FAMILY RESPITE CARE GRANTS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS NATIONWIDE

NEW YORK (January 16, 2014) — As an increasing number of families bear the financial, physical and emotional toll of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to community organizations nationwide to give family caregivers a much-needed break.

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January 6, 2014 - ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA OFFERS ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

NEW YORK (January 6, 2014) — As more and more teens nationwide are experiencing Alzheimer's disease in their families or through volunteer experiences, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is again hosting its "Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness" college scholarship competition.

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January 2, 2014 - ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA NAMES CHARLES J. FUSCHILLO, JR. TO CEO POST
Former New York State Senator to Amplify Organization's Care-Related Mission

NEW YORK (January 2, 2014) — Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) Chairman Bert E. Brodsky announced today that Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., an eight-term New York state senator, has been appointed chief executive officer of the leading national nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to optimal care for individuals with dementia and their families.

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