November 20, 2012 – Newsletter

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November is always a special month. This November, one of the ways we celebrated Alzheimer’s Awareness Month was by conducting personal interviews with our scientists at the Fisher Center laboratory at The Rockefeller University. Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard and his team are making tremendous strides, and I am pleased to tell you that the successful outcome of our latest experiments provides the greatest likelihood for conquering this disease.

As we enter the holiday season, I want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  While this year may have been challenging for many of us, let us, as we sit down at the Thanksgiving table, reflect on the blessings we have received, the good times we have enjoyed with friends and family during 2012 and all the many things we have to be thankful for.

I also want to thank you, for being a part of our Fisher Center family.  We could not continue our vital research efforts and programs without your support.

From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Kent Karosen

President & CEO

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation

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Turning Inward

As the weather chills, we all head inside to stay warm. We hope this issue of Preserving Your Memory helps keep you comforted during these cooler months.

We spoke with Joan Lunden about the challenges and rewards of caregiving (page 18). We also talked with Kathleen Kelly of the Family Caregiver Alliance about the new National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and what it means to caregivers (page 27).

You’ve just found out a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. What’s your next step? We are here to guide you (page 8). We take the guesswork out of handling pet care (page 12) and personal care (page 30) for loved ones who have Alzheimer’s.

On the research front, we talk to Fisher Center scientist Dr. Marc Flajolet about an exciting new direction in Alzheimer’s research (page 11). And we meet three researchers who were honored with awards by MetLife Foundation (page 14).

We hope you enjoy this special issue of Preserving Your Memory.

Betsey Odell

Editor in Chief

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