Alzheimer’s: We’ve done it before, we must do it again
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April 16, 2014
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Alzheimer’s: We’ve done it before, we must do it again
We’re at a pivotal moment in Alzheimer’ s disease research, with scientists poised to make more significant and rapid advances if given the necessary resources. In a Huffington Post op-ed, Alzheimer’s Association President and CEO Harry Johns writes that in the future, we’ll either look back at 2014 as a turning point in the Alzheimer's crisis — the year we started making really significant progress toward the goals of the National Alzheimer's Plan — or we’ll look back at the missed opportunity that could have saved millions of Americans lives and trillions of dollars in avoidable costs.

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Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity aims to raise Alzheimer’s awareness
Actor Seth Rogen’s mother-in-law was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2006, at the age of 55. The family’s experience with the illness prompted Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, to start Hilarity for Charity, which raises money and awareness about the disease, especially among young people.
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