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December 23, 2015
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Historic annual Alzheimer’s disease research funding increase signed into law
The largest-ever annual increase in federal Alzheimer’s disease research funding has been signed into law by President Obama. This $350 million boost is a direct result of the combined efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association and our passionate advocates, and brings the amount allocated for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to nearly $1 billion per year.

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Managing expectations can help make the holidays less stressful for Alzheimer’s families
More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and more than 15 million people care for them. Families across the country are dealing with the realities of Alzheimer's disease during the holidays; understanding how to navigate difficult situations can help make for happy gatherings.
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People with Alzheimer’s can still travel during the holidays
Holiday travel can be stressful and chaotic for any family. It can be even more overwhelming for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, but that doesn’t mean leaving home is off limits.
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