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April 4, 2018
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Alzheimer's disease is an urgent public health issue
It's National Public Health Week, and Alzheimer's disease is a major public health issue we must urgently address. Learn about the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (S. 2076/H.R. 4256), legislation to create a nationwide Alzheimer's disease public health infrastructure.

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Alzheimer's stigma may discourage people from learning about risk
Stigma surrounding Alzheimer's disease may discourage Americans from learning about their risk and from joining clinical trials for potential treatments, a new study shows. The researchers involved in the small study said the results suggest that advances in therapies to improve the prognosis of people living with Alzheimer's could help reduce stigma. "We need to reduce the stigma to encourage persons with mild or even no symptoms of Alzheimer's disease to enroll in prevention trials to find effective treatments," said Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer's Association chief science officer.
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It's important to acknowledge feelings after an Alzheimer's diagnosis
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's is difficult. In fact, it's life-changing. It's normal to experience a range of emotions, but coming to terms with your diagnosis can help you accept it, move forward and discover new ways to live a positive and fulfilling life.
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