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Group offers ‘toolkit’ for living with dementia

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It just doesn’t sit well with Karen Love when people talk about people “suffering” from or being “victims” of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. “What we don’t hear much about is that people can and do live full and meaningful lives with dementia,” said the executive director of the national Dementia Action Alliance. “It’s very important that we raise money for the cure and focus on that but it’s also important that we focus on the care and look…

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Darryl E. Owens: Pat Summitt’s death is slam-dunk signal of need for more funding to fight Alzheimer’s Disease

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Pat Summitt’s death presented a solemn moment for reflection on an accomplished life. In a legendary 38-year career, the former University of Tennessee coach with a Hall of Fame scowl put women’s basketball on the map. She guided her Lady Vols to 18 NCAA Final Four appearances and eight national championships while exploding myths about women coaches on her way to claiming the crown as the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history. Still, her most enduring legacy may…

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California

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Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president — and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease — has died. She was 94. The former first lady died Sunday at her home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, assistant Allison Borio told The Associated Press. Her best-known project as first lady was the “Just Say No” campaign to help kids and teens stay…

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Florence Snyder: Postcard from Alzheimer’s

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“We take that very seriously,” is quite possibly the biggest of the big lies they tell in Tallahassee. There’s a ribbon and a 5K walk and a proclamation for everything, but precious little cash on the barrel head for families collapsing under the weight of caring for a loved one whose needs exceed the family’s resources. The Florida Department of Taking Things Seriously is great with the flashy gesture. We saw that Tuesday when they bathed the Old Capitol in…

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Florida’s Old Capitol turns purple tonight to honor Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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Florida’s Old Capitol turns purple this week to honor Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. From 8 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday morning, the Alzheimer’s Association will bathe the historic building in purple light, as a sign of concern and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in America. With the second highest incidence rate of Alzheimer’s in the country, Florida has over 500,000 residents affected with the disease. As the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support…

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