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Registration now open for Sacramento Advocacy Day 2014!

SACRAMENTO ADVOCACY DAY 2014 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Regular Registration: $20 until February 11, 2014 Late Registration: $40 February 12 – February 25, 2014 Register online by clicking here or complete this form to register by mail or … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Signs AB 394

Late yesterday, Governor Brown signed AB 394 (Yamada and Grove) into law.  This legislation extends the California Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund for five years, until 2020.  These check-off provides grant funding for critical research into the causes of, … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: Sacramento Advocacy Day 2014

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 4th, 2014! Come join other volunteer advocates from throughout the state for a day of learning about issues important to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. The morning program will include guest … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum scheduled for April 7-9, 2014

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, which will be held April 7-9 in Washington, D.C.  This annual event is an exciting opportunity for advocates to converge on Congress and further our mission to achieving a world … Continue reading

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Senate Office of Research releases special report on Alzheimer’s disease

This month, the California Senate Office of Research released a special report on Alzheimer’s disease, entitled Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.  The report outlines the stages of Alzheimer’s disease, key state and federal statistics, the state of available drug treatments, as well as … Continue reading

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Data highlights cognitive decline in California

This month, the Center for Disease Control released findings from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Cognitive Impairment Module, which confirms the growing prevalence of cognitive decline in America.  This is the first data ever released through the … Continue reading

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AB 394 Unanimously Passes Assembly

Last week, AB 394 (Yamada and Grove) – which will extend the voluntary tax check-off fund for Alzheimer’s research – passed the Assembly Floor with a unanimous 78 – 0 vote.  To date, a bipartisan group of 21 members have … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Tax Checkoff Extension Passes First Committee

On Monday, April 1st, AB 394 (Yamada and Grove), which would extend the voluntary tax checkoff that funds Alzheimer’s disease research, was heard in the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee.  The bill has already garnered bi-partisan support – 20 co-sponsors … Continue reading

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2013 Facts & Figures Released

This week, the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures were released.  This annual report highlights important information on the current prevalence, future risk, mortality, the use and costs of health and long-term care, and caregiving.  Key findings from … Continue reading

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Registration is now open for Advocacy Day 2013

Are you passionate about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and ensuring that families living with the disease have adequate programs and services to support them in this fight? Are you interested in learning more about California’s legislative process, and … Continue reading

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