Press Releases

November 7, 2011 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Host 9th Annual National Memory Screening Day
November 15 Event Initiative Offers Education, Road to Diagnosis

NEW YORK, NY – As federal officials and other experts work toward developing the first-ever national plan that will address the growing crisis of Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging Americans to take their own steps to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free memory screenings during its National Memory Screening Day (NMSD) on November 15.  

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October 31, 2011 - Johns Creek Teen Wins Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Volunteer Challenge
Student Learns Life Lessons While Leading Activities at Sunrise Senior Living

NEW YORK, NYWhile Vedika Rajasekaran, 17, of Johns Creek, GA, spent her summer doing creative activities like karaoke and baking, it was the unique individuals she shared these experiences with that made the summer one of her most memorable ever.

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November 1, 2011 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Hold Second Annual Video Competition

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is calling on teens to create a short video that creatively expresses their personal stories related to Alzheimer’s disease as part of its 2 nd annual AFA Teens Video Competition.

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August 16, 2011 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Creates Unique Division for College Students

NEW YORK, NY—Recognizing that an increasing number of college students may be facing Alzheimer’s disease in their own families or are looking to get involved in a worthy cause, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has unveiled a unique network for college students—AFA on Campus.

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August 7, 2011 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Host Online Puzzle Competition
Renowned Puzzle Master Lends His Expertise to the Cause

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is calling on crossword buffs, novices up for a challenge and others in between to participate in its inaugural National Brain Game Challenge, an online game of skill created by one of the nation’s most admired puzzle masters.

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May 18, 2011 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Challenges Teens to Volunteer Across America this Summer

NEW YORK, NY—In an effort to engage teens nationwide in community service that benefits individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and families, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today issued the “AFA Teens Volunteer Across America Challenge.”

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April 27, 2011 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2011 College Scholarship Winner
Teen Chronicles Loss of Grandmother’s ‘Dragon Spirit’ to Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK, NY—Clara Luu, 18, of San Jose, CA used to liken her grandmother to a mighty dragon, but over the last three years she has watched her grandmother slowly lose her “headstrong and determined dragon-spirit” to Alzheimer’s disease. While the progression has brought conflicting emotions for the teen, it has also nurtured a surprising strength to become the person her grandmother once was, according to the teen’s powerful essay that won her top prize in an annual college scholarship competition sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA ).

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March 30 , 2011 -
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Unveils Interactive ‘Community of Care’ Web Site to Educate and Connect Family Caregivers
New Tool Responds to Increasing Needs, Numbers of Caregivers Nationwide

NEW YORK, NY—With the nation facing a huge swell in the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today unveiled an innovative, interactive “community of care” Web site that will help family caregivers meet other caregivers, learn about the brain disorder and connect “live” with experts.

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February 23, 2011 -
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces Teens Video Contest Winners

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently announced the winner and runners-up of its inaugural AFA Teens Video Competition.

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January 11, 2011 -
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers College Scholarship
Creative Outlet Helps Teens Cope with the Disease

NEW YORK, NY—Whether teens are trying to understand the loss of a relative or neighbor to Alzheimer’s disease, or have a volunteer experience to share, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) encourages college-bound students to apply for its 4 th annual AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship.

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