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About Alzheimer's Disease: National Alzheimer's Project Act

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From Andrew Rosenzweig, MD, your Guide to Alzheimer's Disease
The National Alzheimer's Project Act was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The Alzheimer's Association called the Act's passage a "victory for you and more than 300,000 other advocates who stood up and demanded that our nation's leaders create a plan for combating this disease." Today's newsletter will explore what this means in more detail for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.

What is the National Alzheimer's Project Act?
The National Alzheimer's Project Act creates for the first time a coordinated national strategy to confront Alzheimer's disease... Read more

Alzheimer's Association
As the nation's largest private, non-profit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Alzheimer's Association was highly involved in securing passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act... Read more

Lessons We Can Learn From South Korea
South Korea is making great strides at early recognition, education of its population, and de-stigmatization of Alzheimer's disease. Hopefully the National Alzheimer's Project Act will incorporate some of these clever and innovative strategies... Read more

Age and Alzheimer's Risk
One of the main reasons the National Alzheimer's Project Act is long overdue is the fact that once you hit age 85 you've got a 50% chance of developing Alzheimer's disease.... Read more


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