Alzheimer's Association
02/17/2017 at 22:05. Facebook
"I know the biggest impact is made when we all come together to share in the fight to end Alzheimer’s." Sarah Collett describes how
advocating to make Alzheimer's a national priority has empowered her to use her voice to make a difference. bit.ly/2m3kk39

Finding My Voice in the Fight to End Alzheimer’s: A Young Advocate’s Story

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Alzheimer's Association
02/16/2017 at 14:41. Facebook
Alzheimer's Association
02/15/2017 at 18:09. Facebook
We were overwhelmed by all the love you shared through your photos and posts this week! Your stories help give Alzheimer's a voice. Here are a just a few of our favorites from the #TheLongestDay #ShowYourLove Gallery. See them all at: alz.org/ShowYourLove.
"I just want to find a cure for this terrible disease and you can help us do that." Maryland Basketball Coach Mark Turgeon watched his father-in-law's golden years slip away after he developed Alzheimer's. Now he is in the running to win $100K for the Alzheimer's Association as part of the INFINITI Coaches' Charity Challenge. Vote for Coach Turgeon today at espn.com/infiniti.
Our Part the Cloud Luncheon, held last week in Menlo Park, CA, raised more than $800,000 to fund Alzheimer's research, bringing the total raised since 2012 to more than $17.8 million! In addition to raising important funds, the event honored Peabody and Emmy-winning journalist and Alzheimer's activist Maria Shriver with the Silver Lining Award for her commitment to end Alzheimer's.
Calling all The Longest Day participants: In honor of Valentine’s Day next week, we are asking you to show your love! Share a photo or video of the person you plan on honoring on Alzheimer's Association: The Longest Day. Use #ENDALZ and #TheLongestDay on Instagram and/or Twitter and your photo will be included in our online gallery: alz.org/showyourlove.
In honor of today's big game, we'd like to give a shout out to our RivALZ all-stars who take their fight to end Alzheimer's to the turf! Learn how you can inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer's through a friendly (but fierce) game of flag football: alz.org/rivalz.
From the court to the cause – University of Maryland’s Coach Mark Turgeon is fighting to end Alzheimer’s. Show your support by voting for him in the INFINITI Coaches’ Charity Challenge. espn.com/infiniti #Coaches4Charity
Daisy spends almost every moment of every day caring for her mom with Alzheimer's. "It hurts to see someone so independent, who has raised raised three kids, deteriorate year after year." Watch Daisy and other Alzheimer's caregivers share their stories on the PBS documentary 'Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts' tonight at 10/9c. bit.ly/DaisyPBS

Watch 'Alzheimers: Every Minute Counts' on PBS

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Thank you, Devine Color by Valspar, for joining the fight to end Alzheimer’s and donating $25,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association by the end of January.
Don’t miss PBS' powerful documentary ‘Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts’ on the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. The documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered. ‘Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts’ premieres Wednesday, 1/25 at 10/9c. bit.ly/PreviewPBS

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Shantel Thilman will begin a 123-day, 4,000-mile bike ride from Anchorage, Alaska to the US/Mexico border on Alzheimer's Association: The Longest Day. Her grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago, and she helps care for him. "Over the last year, I’ve learned what a toll this disease has on those affected by it. I want to help do something about this." Learn more about The Longest...
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"There's a stigma associated with memory-loss disorders and oftentimes people are afraid to ask for help; I believe my calling is to help reduce that shame." Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel, D.Min., living with early-stage Alzheimer's, shares how Alzheimer's has become her ministry. bit.ly/2jk3VXB

This Is What It's Really Like to Live With Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease

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Today on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we honor our volunteers, advocates and donors for their unwavering passion and dedication to the fight to end Alzheimer's. Thank you!
Alzheimer's advocate Maria Shriver will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer's Advocacy Forum. Join us March 27-29 in Washington, D.C. Learn more at alz.org/forum.
A new year, a new commitment to the fight to end Alzheimer's. Join thousands of Alzheimer's advocates in making a difference. alz.org/advocacy
Women make up nearly two-thirds of the 5 million+ Americans living with Alzheimer's today. Our Senior Director of Medical & Scientific Operations, Dr. Heather Snyder, discusses distinct biological and genetic factors that may shape how the disease progresses in women and how understanding them could be crucial to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Alzheimer's Falls More Heavily on Women than on Men

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Support the fight to end Alzheimer’s by donating to the Alzheimer’s Association. Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s. Give today: alz.org.