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PRESS RELEASES 2009



November 9, 2009 — Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease to be Remembered During Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Commemorative Candle Lighting

NEW YORK, NY—For Frank Hester of Manteo, NC, what a difference a year makes. Last November, his mother, Naomi, belted out “Amazing Grace” at a candle lighting ceremony that paid tribute to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease—she, among them. Although she needed some prompting from her husband and community members, Hester sang with the same beautiful voice and enjoyment as she had done her whole life.

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September 21, 2009 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Names Actor Hector Elizondo as Honorary Chairman

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced that actor Hector Elizondo, whose mother had Alzheimer’s disease, will serve as the honorary celebrity chairman of AFA.

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September 10, 2009 — ‘Today’ Show’s Joy Bauer to Keynote Alzheimer’s Foundation National Conference
Powerful Dementia-Related ‘Quilt to Remember’ to be Displayed

NEW YORK, NY— As Alzheimer’s disease takes hold of more aging Americans, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free national conference in Chicago on September 24 that will offer strategies for individuals living with the disease today and those hoping to head it off tomorrow.

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