December 17, 2014
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Alzheimer’s Association advocates celebrate Alzheimer's legislative victory
The Alzheimer's Association applauds Congress for creating a formal process to ensure that scientific judgment will guide them in future Alzheimer's disease research funding decisions. This critical provision comes from the Alzheimer's Accountability Act, which was fully incorporated within the fiscal year 2015 funding bill signed into law by President Obama.

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Writers and filmmakers examine Alzheimer's with new candor and empathy
With baby boomers approaching their 70s and Alzheimer’s becoming more common, fiction writers and filmmakers are illustrating the disease with works like “Still Alice,” "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" and "We Are Not Ourselves." These stories in popular culture are helping to raise the visibility of this country's most unaddressed public health crisis.
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A support group is a regularly scheduled in-person or virtual gathering of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, family, friends or caregivers who interact around issues relating to dementia. Groups are facilitated by individuals who have received training from the Alzheimer's Association.

We have over 80 support groups in the Greater Illinois Chapter area, at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.
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Sleep apnea may increase the risk of dementia in some older adults
Older men with breathing difficulties or who spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings don't prove that breathing disorders, including sleep apnea, lead to dementia, but they add to evidence that poor sleep may play a role in the mental decline of some older adults.
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