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Afternoon At The Movies

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month.  Join us for a FREE showing of  The Notebook starring James Garner and Gena Rowlands as a couple whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer’s.   Bring a friend and enjoy the movie on us. There will be popcorn and other concession items for your enjoyment at a discount price. Hope to see you there! Wed November 7th 1:30 – 3:30 pm Holiday Cinemas 100 Baughmanns Ln. Frederick, MD 301-663-9230 RSVP Sponsored by:                                                                           The Elder Law Office of David Wingate, Right At Home and the Alzheimer’s Association                             

Alzheimer’s Disease – Latest Outlook

More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and the nonprofit Alzheimer's Association projects that, barring major advances, 11 million to 16 million will have it by 2050–at an annual cost of $1.1 trillion in today's dollars. In May, the government announced the first national plan to combat Alzheimer's, and one focus is the role of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, a leading suspect in this form of dementia. U.S. News spoke about progress against the disease with a leading researcher in the field, Reisa Sperling, head of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital…

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Afternoon At The Movies

the Law Office is walking in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” – make a donation.

The Elder Law Office of David Wingate is helping to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease by walking in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” We are raising money for Alzheimer’s in hopes others will not have to go through what our clients and family members have been through. We are calling our group “Wingate’s Warriors” as we feel we are in war with the disease. To help bring an end to Alzheimer’s, please go to the web site to make a DONATION. Currently, more than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow to as many as…

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Alzheimer’s disease affects young people not just seniors.

The early-onset form of Alzheimer’s disease affects people younger than 65 and accounts for as much as 5 percent of Alzheimer's cases in the U.S. — or about 200,000 people, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The Association estimates 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's. The costs of caring for those with the disease will total $200 billion this year. Some experts believe people who develop Alzheimer's before age 65 usually have a genetic mutation. They can show symptoms as young as age 35. Testing positive for the ApoE4 gene, increases the risk of Alzheimer's and is carried by one in four…

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Coping with stigma created by people living with the Alzheimer’s disease

In response to the Report and to honor of World Alzheimer’s Month, the Alzheimer’s Association is unveiling tips for coping with stigma created by people living with the disease. Current and former members of the Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group developed these tips based on their personal experiences: Be open and direct. Engage others in discussions about Alzheimer’s disease and the need for prevention, better treatment and an eventual cure. Communicate the facts. Sharing accurate information is key to dispelling misconceptions about the disease. Whether a pamphlet or link to online content, offer information to help people better understand…

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The Stigma Attached to Alzheimer’s Disease

Seventy-five (75) percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries, according to survey fielded by Alzheimer's Disease International and published today in the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia. In the current Report, nearly one in four people with dementia (24 percent) who responded to the survey said they hid or concealed their diagnosis, citing stigma as the main reason. They expressed concerns that their thoughts and opinions would be “discounted and dismissed,” and that they would be “treated more positively” if…

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How to help someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

• Attend an Alzheimer’s Association presentation in your community to learn about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia and ways in which you can support a family impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease. • Visit www.alz.org to stay informed about Alzheimer’s Disease, local programs and services worldwide,  research efforts, public policy. • Become an advocate for those living with Alzheimer’s and lend your voice to the cause (sign up as an advocate at www.alz.org). • For some families, having someone they can call upon to stay with the individual while they run errands is helpful.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter’s Awareness Video

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter’s Awareness Video Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s Sign up for the Alzheimer’s Walk to end Alzheimer’s Disease.  

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more — in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal. When you…

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