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November 4, 2013 - ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION URGES ATTENTION TO BRAIN HEALTH
New Infographic Released During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month  

NEW YORK (November 4, 2013) — With an eye on brain health this month and year-round, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today released a new infographic that presents practical tips to help keep minds sharp. Its publication is in conjunction with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and AFA’s National Memory Screening Day initiative during November.

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September 18, 2013 - ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA UNVEILS NEW SUPPORT FOR YOUNGER GENERATION OF CAREGIVERS
Skype and Phone-Based Groups Serve College Students and Spouses of People With Young-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease  

NEW YORK (September 18, 2013)— As the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease continues to climb, a new and younger generation of caregivers is facing the challenges of managing the memory loss and other cognitive and behavioral symptoms associated with the illness.

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September 12, 2013 - CALLING ALL TEENS: CHANNEL YOUR CREATIVITY FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL ‘TEENS FOR ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS’ VIDEO COMPETITION

NEW YORK (September 12, 2013) For the third straight year, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering teens a vehicle to channel their creativity and help educate their peers and the public: the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Video Competition.

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May 28, 2013 - ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA NAMES CAROL STEINBERG PRESIDENT
Long-Time Organization Executive Takes Reins as Care Needs Continue to Grow  

NEW YORK (May 28, 2013) – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Board Chairman Bert E. Brodsky announced today that Carol Steinberg has been appointed president of the national nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to optimal care for individuals with dementia and their families, advocacy and research.

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May 14, 2013 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Hosts Free Conference in New York
‘5 Boroughs Concepts in Care’ Event Offers Caregiving Strategies and Solutions

NEW YORK (May 14, 2013) The rising number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers often feel alone and unequipped to handle the daily challenges the brain disorder can bring. To offset this, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will offer a hands-on opportunity for people to gain support and practical skills at its free “5 Boroughs Concepts in Care Conference” in New York on June 26.

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April 25, 2013 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces College Scholarship Winner, Runners-Up
Teen Thanks Father for Gift of Dance, Life Lessons in Winning Essay

NEW YORK (April 25, 2013) – It began with a contra-dance that transported the reader to an old town hall, and, just as quickly, it grounded the reader in the realities of living with a parent who has Alzheimer’s disease. That was the power of an essay written by Jadend Russell-Johnson that netted the Maine teenager the $5,000 award in the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 2013 AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness College Scholarship competition.

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February 21, 2013 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces Teens Video Contest Winners  

NEW YORK, NY – One teen suggests using laughter to help cope with the daily challenges of Alzheimer’s disease; another challenges people to “get out of their comfort zone” and “walk with their loved one” with the brain disorder. These are the compelling and heartfelt messages relayed in the winning videos for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) third annual AFA Teens Video Competition.

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February 6, 2013 - Alzheimer's Foundation of America CEO Eric Hall Resigns
Executive VP Carol Steinberg Named Acting CEO

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer's Foundation of America ( AFA) Board Chairman Bert E. Brodsky announced today that Eric J. Hall, AFA’s founding CEO and president, resigned effective February 1.

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January 7, 2013 - Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Annual College Scholarship
Competition Provides Outlet to Educate, Engage Youth About Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK, NY – For many teenagers, nothing in their lives prepares them for close encounters with an illness that seems so far-removed from their youth – Alzheimer’s disease. Yet the number of teens who witness this brain disorder in their own families or communities continues to grow along with the escalating incidence of Alzheimer’s disease nationwide.

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