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September 13, 2017
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Miss America contestant advocates for Alzheimer's disease awareness
Victoria Huggins, the reigning Miss North Carolina, has been advocating for Alzheimer's awareness and music therapy since she was 7 years old. Huggins sang for her great-grandmother during visits to her care facility and later performed for people living with Alzheimer's disease. A participant in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer'sŪ, Huggins has been gathering iPods and loading them with personalized playlists for individuals living with the disease.

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Senate Appropriations Committee renews commitment to Alzheimer's research funding
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an additional $414 million increase for Alzheimer's and dementia research for the fiscal year 2018 budget. The Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) and our network of advocates applaud the Senate Appropriations Committee for approving this important funding increase.
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Nutritious meals may be a challenge for people living with dementia
As a person's cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat or have difficulty using utensils. Proper nutrition is important to keep the body strong and healthy. For a person living with Alzheimer's or dementia, poor nutrition may increase behavioral symptoms and cause weight loss.
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