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Registration now open for 2014 Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer's in early September

This year’s walk will take place on Sept. 6. (Photo provided)   The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana is inviting teams and individuals to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the 2014 Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Association’s largest local fund-raiser will take place on the morning of Saturday, Sept....

'Round to Remember' golf tournament to benefit Alzheimer's Assoc. coming in June

The Third Annual A Round to Remember to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association will be held on Saturday, June 14. (Photo provided)   The Third Annual Round to Remember will take place on Saturday, June 14, at Connemara Golf Course in Nicholasville to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.   More than 100 association benefactors are expected to be present for an afternoon of golf, prizes,...

Report busts Alzheimer’s myths, says women have double men’s chances to get dementia

  A woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man.   A new Alzheimer’s Association report says the dementia risk is as real for women as is a concern about breast cancer. Women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer,...

New Year’s resolutions to eat healthy help both body and brain, can prevent Alzheimer’s

Thinking about making a New Year’s resolution? How about adopting a few habits to improve your brain health?   According to the Alzheimer’s Association, a diet that consists of foods that reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, encourages good blood flow to the brain and that is also low in fat and cholesterol, can help both your body and your brain.   A long-term study of 1,500...

Constance Alexander: Everyone can help STOP! bullying by taking school safety pledge

“How many of you have always wanted to be a teacher?” The audience does not respond. It is first thing Monday morning, after all, and they are not sure how to react to Karen McCuiston, director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety.   Karen McCuiston Despite the lack of reaction, McCuiston is not cowed.   She steps closer to the first row of seats in the auditorium and repeats her...

Third battle of the blondes versus brunettesin Louisville raises money for Alzheimer's

Fun teams up with philanthropy as blondes face off against brunettes in the 2013 Louisville Blondes vs. Brunettes women’s flag-football game to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana. On Saturday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m., two teams of women – divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between hair colors – will compete in a powder puff game at Trinity High School...