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Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report reveals impact of the disease on the workplace
On March 19, the Alzheimer's Association® 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures was released. This annual report reveals the burden Alzheimer's and dementia places on individuals, caregivers, government and our nation's health care system, and includes data on the impact of the disease in every state across the nation.

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The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and African-Americans
Your memory often changes as you grow older. But memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of dementia, which is a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.

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I Have Alzheimer’s
In September, the Alzheimer’s Association® launched "I Have Alzheimer’s Disease," a 23-page section of alz.org offering information and tools to help those living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s or other dementia live their best life for as long as possible.

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Conversations about Dementia
During the holiday season, spending extended amounts of time with friends and family can make it easier to notice changes in those we care about.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: resources to share
Dementia is a looming but unrecognized public health crisis in Latino communities across the United States. We still don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s disease or why Hispanics are twice as likely to develop the disease as Caucasians.

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Do a Little Big Thing
Every small action that you do today matters and together they add up to something big. "Do a Little Big Thing" this month to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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Support for caregivers
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease can create a genuine need for support, services and above all – answers.

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New statistic encourages talking about potential changes in memory
According to new data from 21 states recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 80 percent of people aged 60 and older who are having worsening memory problems have not talked to a health care professional.

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National Safety Month
June is National Safety Month and with the weather warming up, that means more activities - both in and outdoors for families.

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Caregiving and the working mother
A new poll, commissioned by Workplace Options© in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association®, shows that more than one in seven American workers (15 percent) are active or former caregivers for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

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New report reveals 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia
According to the Alzheimer's Association 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts & Figures report released today, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke, continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer's deaths continue to rise – increasing 68% from 2000-2010.

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April-Financial Literacy Month
The long term costs of caring for an individual with Alzheimer's can be significant. Creating a financial plan can help you identify potential resources and assistance before you need it. During the month of April, please take time to use these tools, provided free of cost, to put a financial plan in place for you and those you care for.

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Alzheimer’s disease and African-American Caregivers
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Because African-Americans in the United States have higher rates of vascular disease, they also may be at greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s.

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EssentiALZ™
The Alzheimer’s Association knows that being a caregiver is a daunting task. Often, the confidence to make educated decisions for your loved one is the hardest hurdle to overcome. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related care giving through a unique online program.

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Don't ignore signs of caregiver stress
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease can cause depression, anger and irritability, in addition to taking a physical toll that results in exhaustion and sleeplessness. Share this article with any employee who might need assistance with coping with caregiver stress.

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Alzheimer's Navigator guides families to a plan
Use this article to share the Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Navigator, a new free tool that can help families facing Alzheimer's disease develop an action plan and access resources.

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Working mothers need caregiving support
Use this article to share the results of a survey focusing on working mothers as caregivers for family members with dementia — and the many demands these women they face. The Alzheimer’s Association has tools and resources to help all caregivers.

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Honor caregivers with The Longest Day™
Use this article to share caregiving resources with your employees and challenge them to get involved with a new event to honor those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Growing Alzheimer’s awareness in the Asian community
Share this article to provide your Asian employees with a list of culturally-appropriate resources on Alzheimer’s disease.

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New report reveals Alzheimer’s will cost nation $200 billion in 2012
The recently released Alzheimer’s Association 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report says that caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the United States an estimated $200 billion in 2012. This includes $140 billion paid by Medicare and Medicaid.

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African-Americans and Alzheimer’s disease
Use this article to raise awareness about the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease among the African-American population and the tools the Alzheimer’s Association has available to help.

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Online Driving and Dementia Resource Center
Directs employees who are facing decisions around dementia and driving to the Association’s online Driving and Dementia Center. Includes signs of unsafe driving to watch for.

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Raising awareness worldwide
Share information about the global epidemic of Alzheimer’s and educational tools from the Alzheimer’s Association that are available in multiple languages.

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Safer travel
Tips on safe travel for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

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Safe and enjoyable gatherings for those affected by dementia
Tips to create a safe and fun summer get-together or vacation.

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New Report Reveals Nearly 15 Million Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Use this stock article to share new information from the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer's Disease 2011 Facts and Figures report.

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Generation Alzheimer’s report
On January 27, 2011, the Alzheimer’s Association released a new report calling Alzheimer's the defining disease of the baby boomer generation.

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Generation Alzheimer’s reveals toll of disease on nation
According to Generation Alzheimer’s, a new report released by the Alzheimer’s Association on Jan. 27, one out of eight baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's, a devastating, costly, heartbreaking disease.. Share this critical information with your employees.

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Shriver Report
Use this article to promote and share the results of The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s, a new study examining the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on American women as caregivers, people with the disease and advocates.

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New Report Addresses Alzheimer Crisis
Share information about the shocking statistics revealed in the “World Alzheimer Report 2010” by using this summary article.

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Sign the petition to make Alzheimer’s disease a national priority.
Use this paragraph to encourage your employees and the public to sign the petition and support the Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Ride, concluding in Washington, D.C. on World Alzheimer’s Day (Sept. 21).

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New Report Addresses Alzheimer Crisis - For internal and external use
A new report released by the Alzheimer’s Association reveals the rising financial cost of the Alzheimer crisis. Learn how these costs may affect our healthcare system and take action to make a difference.

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Home safety - For internal and external use
Get tips on how to improve the safety of your home for people with Alzheimer’s.

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10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease - Article for internal use
While visiting friends or relatives during the holidays, employees may notice changes in their behavior. This article describes the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests recourses for those who are concerned. Valuable information to share pre- or post-holiday season.

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AEDA - Article for internal use
Announces to employees your company's commitment to help raise awareness as an AEDA member. Includes 10 warning signs and Alzheimer's Association 10 signs hotline and free 24/7 helpline phone numbers. Use it in your employee newsletters or Intranet site.

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AEDA for customers - Article for external use
Announces to your customers your company's commitment to help raise awareness as an AEDA member. Includes 10 Warning Signs and Alzheimer's Association 10 signs hotline and free 24/7 helpline phone numbers. Use it in your online and print newsletters or on your public Web site.

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ComfortZone - Article for internal use
Introduces the new Alzheimer's Association Comfort Zone software to employees who care for an individual with Alzheimer's.

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Seasonal Articles

Use these feature articles in your internal and external communications as indicated.

Virtual Candlelight Rally - Article for internal use
The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Candlelight Rally is a great way for individuals to show support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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NADAM - Article for internal use
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. This article suggests resources to help caregivers cope.

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