Alzheimer's Association and Parkinson's groups team up for research
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February 12, 2014
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Alzheimer's Association and Parkinson's groups team up for research
The Alzheimer's Association, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation of Canada announced that they will offer joint research grants to study the similarities and differences between these degenerative diseases, which together affect 6 million Americans. The hope is that by collaborating on research, scientists will gain insights that will lead to early diagnostics and better, more targeted treatments for both diseases.

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Help Coach Turgeon win money to benefit Alzheimer’s
We need you to help University of Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon make it to round three of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge, which features the nation’s top men’s basketball coaches counting on fans to vote for their favorite charities. Turgeon has designated the Alzheimer’s Association as his charity of choice for the challenge — vote every day through Sunday to help win an additional $16,000 for the Association. (Voting ends at 11:59 a.m. ET on Feb. 16.)
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On April 7-9, Alzheimer’s disease advocates will converge on Washington, D.C., for the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum. Candy Crowley, CNN's award-winning chief political correspondent, will deliver the Forum keynote address on April 8. Crowley covers a broad range of stories, including presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races and major legislative developments on Capitol Hill. Register for the Forum today!
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