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 Tuesday May 3, 2011 - Issue #32

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief An Interview with Eric Hall

Eric J. Hall is the president and founding chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), headquartered in New York City. Mr. Hall spearheaded the development of AFA, a national nonprofit organization, to improve the quality of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and so that organizations from coast-to-coast could speak as one voice to advocate for optimal care and to enhance local support services. Under Mr. Hall’s vision and leadership, AFA unites more than 1,600 member organizations and associate member organizations in the United States.

Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg recently spoke with him about his work with the foundation.

Gary Barg:  What is the mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America?

Eric Hall:  At the time that I established the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America back in February of 2002, there was an enormous amount of discussion around a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and I, like everyone else, hope that there is a cure; that there is something that is disease-modifying that comes down the pike which will make Alzheimer’s disease a non-issue...continued

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Feature Article

Detection of Alzheimer's

By Kristine Dwyer, Staff Writer

Dementia itself is not a disease, but rather a set of symptoms that accompany specific diseases.  Dementia is a general term for the loss of memory, language and recognition that is severe enough to interfere with everyday life. Researchers believe dementia may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors....continued

Guest Column

Joint Efforts-Exercise and Arthritis: What Caregivers Need to Know
By Sean M. Kenny

Exercise is beneficial to most of us, but exercise is especially vital to patients who have arthritis. Over 40 million Americans (1 in 7) have arthritis. Chances are good that you or your loved one may develop arthritis in the future. Let's explore the role of exercise with regards to caring for the arthritic population...continued


Arthritis Tips
By Ryan Mackey

Few diagnoses can create such a transition from the routine in life, as does arthritis. Activities such as sports, traveling, and driving are often too painful to continue, and realizing the physical limitations can be disappointing. Being a caregiver in times such as this can be a stressful situation, but here are some tips that may allow the caregiver to alleviate a loved one’s emotional and physical pain associated with arthritis...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Eric Hall

Feature Article
Detection of Alzheimer's

Guest Column
Joint Efforts-Exercise and Arthritis: What Caregivers Need to Know

Arthritis Tips    


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