WNY Alzheimer's Association

5K honors past mayor of Buffalo

Jul 31, 2016

On Sunday morning a number of people gathered in downtown Buffalo for a run to benefit a local Alzheimer's research organization.

Financial exploitation is costing seniors and New York state nearly $1.5  billion each year. A new multi-agency study shows that in many cases victims aren't aware the crimes are taking place.

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The 14th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival is under way this weekend.

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The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will receive a share of 50-million dollars over the next two years. The unprecedented funding comes from the new state budget. For many people it will mean support for the high cost of care-giving at home.

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The Movie “Still Alice” opens in local theaters today. The film has been credited with its’ accurate portrayal of a woman coping with Alzheimer’s Disease. WBFO’s Cheryl Hagen spoke with a Western New York couple facing the same circumstances.

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Since the release of the movie “Still Alice” in January, the film has drawn rave reviews for its accurate portrayal of Alzheimer’s disease.  The movie opens locally in Dipson Theaters tomorrow.

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Baker Victory Services with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York opened a new residential care facility for people with developmental disabilities diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or age-related dementia.

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The Western New York Alzheimer’s Association held a Dementia Care Symposium in Cheektowaga Friday. The day-long event aims to spread awareness about the disease and how to get help for loved ones at risk.