We all have a reason to walk to end Alzheimer’s disease
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July 2, 2014
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We all have a reason to walk to end Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’sŪ is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research. We walk on behalf of the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their over 15 million caregivers. We walk for future generations so they may never know the devastation of this disease. We all have a reason to end Alzheimer's — sign up for Walk to End Alzheimer's in your community and help us put a stop to the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

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Military veterans who suffered brain injuries during their service were more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later, according to a new study. Research showed that 16 percent of the more 180,000 veterans aged 55 and above studied who had suffered a serious head injury had been diagnosed with dementia, compared to 10 percent of those without a brain injury — a 60 percent increase. The researchers said the connection between brain injuries and dementia is unclear and that the injuries studied were of the severe, traumatic variety, not concussions similar to those experienced by athletes such as soccer players.
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