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December 20, 2017
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Woman living with Alzheimer's disease embraces her new reality
LuPita Gutierrez-Parker loves everything about the holiday season, from family get-togethers to knitting gifts and watching her favorite Christmas movies. This year's celebration will be different following her diagnosis of Alzheimer's, but Gutierrez-Parker, a member of the Alzheimer's Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group, offers words of encouragement to others living with the disease: "Embrace yourself. Love who you are and accept who you are today."

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2018 Advocacy Forum dates changed to June 17-19
The 2018 Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum has been moved to June 17-19, as Congress won't be in session during the event's original dates. We apologize for any inconvenience but feel this change is necessary to deliver the best and most effective Advocacy Forum experience for our advocates.
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IDEAS Study reaches recruitment goal
In 2016, the Alzheimer's Association launched the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, the largest ongoing study in dementia research, to test the impact of a brain amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) scan on medical management of people where the cause of their dementia or cognitive impairment is challenging to diagnose. The study has met its recruitment goal to provide more than 18,000 Medicare participants with amyloid PET scans and has closed enrollment ahead of schedule.
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