Press Releases

November 16, 2012 - The Alzheimer's Foundation of America to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, a national nonprofit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

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November 5, 2012 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Joins Sharecare as New Content Collaborator to Help Educate Consumers About Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiving

NEW YORK, NY – Sharecare, an interactive health and wellness social platform providing access to expert-developed answers, health information and programs, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a leading national nonprofit organization, today announced that the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has joined Sharecare’s dynamic network of experts as a new content collaborator.

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October 17, 2012 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Hold Third Annual Teens Video Competition
Contest Offers Creative Outlet for Teens to Express How Alzheimer’s Disease Impacts Their Lives  

NEW YORK, NY— As more and more teens witness Alzheimer’s disease in their families or communities, 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 third annual AFA Teens Video Competition.

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July 24, 2012 - Alzheimer’s Foundation Takes ‘Quilt to Remember’ on Tour, Unveils Virtual Quilt
Heartfelt Arts Project Pays Tribute to People Impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis  

NEW YORK, NY —To Sarah Hoover of Tyler, TX, her dad, Dr. Eugene M. Allen, was her hero. Seeking a way to honor the memory of her father, who passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease in 2006, she recently crafted a four-foot square quilt of red, white and blue fabric and embroidered stitching that highlights his “extraordinary life” and sums up her feelings at the top with the simple statement, “My Hero.” The quilt, she said, is “a true project of love.”

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June 7, 2012 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2012 College Scholarship Recipients
Teens Chronicle Personal Experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease in National Competition

NEW YORK, NY— A Baltimore teen is inspired to become a geriatric physician after spending three years interacting with people with Alzheimer’s disease at a geriatric clinic at a prestigious hospital. An Orlando-area teen shared a special bond with his grandfather while caring for him for five months until he passed away. And a Hartford-area teen finally confronts the harsh realities of Alzheimer’s disease through her writing.

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March 8, 2012 - Lambert High School Students to Host Dance-A-Thon
Benefiting Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

NEW YORK, NY—Students at Lambert High School, Suwanee, GA, who are involved in a teens chapter of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and the school’s National Honor Society will dance the night away at a “senior prom” with residents of a local long-term care facility on March 9 to benefit people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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February 2, 2012 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces Teens Video Contest Winners
Heartfelt Videos Sound Powerful Messages About Disease’s Impact on Families

NEW YORK, NY—Hannah Schwartz, 18, of Clarksville, TN has witnessed what she calls the kind of love that can only be expressed by a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, and she has captured that “enduring devotion” in the winning video for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Teens Video Competition.

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