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Alliance Annual Dinner Highlights Caregivers, Alzheimer’s Research

Date: December 7th, 2015

The Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner is a time-honored tradition at the Alliance for Aging Research. Over the years, the dinner has brought to the stage of the historic Willard Hotel notable government officials such as Senators John Glenn and Edward Kennedy, extraordinary innovators like Jay Walker and Martha Stewart, and heads of critical health agencies that include the FDA, NIH, CMS, and even NASA. On September 29, 2015, the Alliance continued the tradition of celebrating the cause of aging research and honoring


Sepsis: Common & Deadly

Date: October 10th, 2013

Every year as many as one million Americans develop sepsis—a life-threatening medical condition that arises when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection. All types of infection can lead to sepsis—from an infected scrape, to pneumonia, to an infection at a surgical incision site, and no matter what the origin, sepsis can lead to death. Sepsis is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and up to 40% of patients do not survive. Anyone can get


Navigating Health Care Transitions: Tools for Information Sharing

Date: July 1st, 2009

At some point in our lives, most of us will face an illness where we have to deal with many different health care professionals—often spread out in different locations and settings across the health care system. Our primary physician may refer us to a specialist, or we may have an emergency that sends us to the ER and later requires that we be admitted to the hospital or see our primary physician for follow-up. We may even have to move


Helping Alzheimer's Caregivers Take Care of Their Own Health

Date: July 1st, 2008

The role of caregiver for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can be a stressful one. Caring for someone with a memory-related disease is more stressful than helping someone with a physical injury. Due to the demands of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, caregivers tend to neglect their own health care and well-being. One study shows that up to 47 percent of family caregivers experience depression, but with the right resources, caregivers can successfully balance their time and provide


Caregiver Involvement Leads to Better Cancer Outcomes

Date: October 1st, 2005

Those who have been diagnosed with colon cancer will tell you that the support of friends and relatives is invaluable. A survey of over 100 oncologists shows that physicians agree, and that caregiver involvement can lead to better disease outcomes in elderly colon cancer patients. The survey, commissed by the Alliance for Aging Research, was conducted as part of the program “Colon Cancer: Caring for the Aging,” that aims to increase awareness about the importance of caregiver involvement in disease management