Sandra Day O’Connor Battles Dementia

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, 88, released a statement yesterday announcing that physicians have diagnosed her with the early stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease and the progression of the dementia is forcing her to retire from public life  Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, O’Connor was the first woman to serve…

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caregiver resources

National Aging Groups Join Forces to Bring Better Resources to Caregivers

Two national aging organizations join together to bring information to families caring for loved ones with dementia.  The Chicago-based Alzheimer’s Association and the Washington DC-based AARP announced today they are collaborating together to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting family caregivers with local community resources to help address concerns…

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Michael Splaine

Splaine Consulting Begins Work to Update State’s Alzheimer’s Plan

The Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island, as fiscal agent, recently hired Michael Splaine and Kate Gordon, of Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Splaine Consulting, a small advocacy and government affairs consulting firm.  The company’s clients include the Alzheimer’s Association in their public health work with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s Disease International, the umbrella organization for…

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Encouraging Earlier Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease

  This month, the Alzheimer’s Association, a volunteer health organization that focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer’s Disease, joins together with persons in the early stages of the disease to encourage families to talk about memory and cognition concerns sooner rather than in the disease’s later stages. They personally know the many benefits…

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