American Health Assistance Foundation Recognizes November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

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CLARKSBURG, MD.-In recognition of November being National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, the American Health Assistance Foundation has prepared a newsletter highlighting exciting research in the area of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Over 5 million Americans age 65 and over have Alzheimer's disease
  • By 2050, the number of American with Alzheimer's disease could increase to 13.6 million
  • In the absence of disease, the human brain often can function well into the 10th decade of life

These statistics* and more are outlined in the attached newsletter along with two articles on cutting edge studies currently going on about the connection between sleep and Alzheimer's disease and a third article about aerobic exercise and Alzheimer's disease.

The articles and photographs are available for you to use to inform your audience about this devastating disease and to give hope that treatments and a cure will be found. The articles are available for your use and can be printed without prior approval, however, please credit Alzheimer's Disease Research, a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation.

American Health Assistance Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for age-related and degenerative diseases by funding research worldwide on glaucoma, macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease. AHAF also provides the public with free information about these diseases, including risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.

*Statistics are from the 2008 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer's Association; a 2004 report of the National Institute on Aging; Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery, National institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Sept. 2008, and Aging Services Programs, House Report 109-515-House of Representatives, The library of Congress. June 20, 2006.