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December 16, 2015
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Alzheimer’s Association call to Congress answered with historic research commitment
The Alzheimer’s Association, the leading advocate for federal Alzheimer’s disease research funding and leading provider of caregiver support, celebrates the announcement from House and Senate appropriations leaders that details their intention to pass the largest increase in history for Alzheimer’s research funding — $350 million — in the FY2016 budget. The Association worked with congressional leaders to make this happen, and our effort was realized with this historic announcement.

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High stress may be connected to memory problems
New research says stress may be linked with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a decline in memory and thinking skills that can be a prelude to Alzheimer’s disease. In the study of older adults, feeling stressed was associated with a 30 percent greater risk of cognitive impairment. It’s not yet clear whether the stress causes Alzheimer's, whether the decline into Alzheimer's is what causes the high levels of stress or if both issues are involved.
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An Alzheimer's diagnosis doesn't have to mean an end to traveling
Whether taking a short trip to see friends and family or going a far distance for vacation, it's important to consider the difficulties and benefits of travel for a person with Alzheimer’s. Traveling with someone who has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is possible, but there are extra precautions you may want to take.
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