August 13, 2014
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Low levels of vitamin D may increase Alzheimer's disease risk
A new study confirms a correlation between vitamin D levels and risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but does not say what causes which. For example, having dementia may cause vitamin D levels to go down, or there may be a third factor that affects both vitamin D levels and dementia risk. Clinical trials are necessary to investigate whether increasing vitamin D can delay or prevent Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to have provided some of the funding for this research.

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Alex’s Artwork
The assignment was clear; find a concentration that is meaningful to you that shows a progression through twelve pieces of art. When approaching the project, St. Francis High School Senior Alex Fisher knew exactly what she wanted as the concentration of her Advanced Placement Art portfolio. 

When we were told to find something meaningful for our concentration, I felt I could show the progression of Alzheimer’s through the pictures of my grandpa’s life,” Alex said.

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Hilarity for Charity engages millennials in fight against Alzheimer’s disease
Actress and writer Lauren Miller, along with husband Seth Rogen, co-founded Hilarity for Charity in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. The couple is dedicated to raising Alzheimer’s disease awareness among millennials, using hope and humor to rally the younger generation to fight Alzheimer’s.
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Evanston businessman raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer's
One Evanston businessman will be heading to island of Crete to kayak approximately 350 miles as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter. 

Businessman Bob Danon is picking up the paddle this September to kayak around at least three of Crete’s coasts hoping to raise awareness, and funds, for the Greater Illinois Chapter.
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Families should talk openly about driving and Alzheimer's disease
Driving demands quick reaction time and fast decision making — because of this, a person with Alzheimer's will eventually become unable to drive. Making decisions about when it's time to stop driving can be difficult, but dealing with the issue early on can help ease the transition.
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