November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month!
November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and there are many ways you can help AFA raise awareness and show support for the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, including:

AFA has an easy to follow guide on our website. Click here to learn more !
Get Your "Teal" for Alzheimer's Awareness Month at AFA's E-Store!
Alzheimer's Awareness Month is almost here, and now is the perfect time to get some teal!

From cause bracelets to coffee mugs, shop the AFA e-store to find "teal" products, as well as products that can be helpful to caregivers. The best part: proceeds raised through the e-store support AFA's programs, services and research efforts!

Shop today!
At-Home Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's:
What You Need to Know
At-home genetic tests are not just being used for ancestry; more and more people are using them for health purposes as well. But do consumers truly understand the impact of the results and what they will mean?

AFA's Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board recently authored a commentary published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease with recommendations that individuals should consider before taking a test, as well as steps that should be taken to protect consumers.
Congress Approves Record Alzheimer's Research Funding Increase
Congress recently made tremendous progress in helping those living with dementia-related illnesses and their caregivers by providing a record $2.34 billion in federal funding for Alzheimer's disease research as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

This is the first time that Congress has met the $2 billion a year funding threshold leading scientists said is necessary to meet the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease's goal of finding a cure or disease modifying treatment by 2025.
Member Spotlight
Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area offers education and support programs to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory-related impairments. Services and resources offered include a Helpline, resource library, Lunch-N-Learn series, Making Sense of Cents financial literacy program, an annual education conference, caregiver support groups, and quarterly TLC (Tender Loving Care) for Caregivers and their loved ones to socialize in a comfortable, friendly environment.
Alzheimer’s Services’ activity and respite centers, Charlie’s Place in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, LA, offer affected individuals an interactive, purposeful day while also offering caregivers a much-needed, 6-hour break. Charlie’s Place includes music and pet therapy, inter-generational activities, gardening, arts and crafts, exercise, and socialization with peers among other activities.

“A plaque hanging on the wall as individuals enter our office reads, ‘If you think our hands are full, you should see our hearts.’ Our employees are all heart-and-compassion driven," said Dana Territo, Director of Services. “The organization is a one-stop shop for anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or memory impairment and the Charlie’s Place Respite Centers uphold best practices, person-centered models.”
November Educational Programs
AFA continues to bring educational programs into communities across the country to connect individuals with helpful information about Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, brain health and wellness and more.

Educational programs include:

In the News:
Balancing the demands of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, and taking care of yourself in the process, can be challenging. Self magazine detailed 11 tips offered by family caregivers to help others who are taking care of a relative with Alzheimer's disease. Read the article here .