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Church and Society has compiled information on selected talking points. This information can be accessed in multiple languages below. English petition information French petition information Portuguese petition information Tagalog petition information   The General Board of Church & Society has submitted the following petitions to the 2016 General Conference. The petitions... read more »

‘Alzheimer’s Talks’ teleconference Oct. 13

Topic Down Syndrome link to Alzheimer’s

Harpold to discuss why persons with Down Syndrome experience Alzheimer's disease earlier and at much higher incidence. read more »

October 08, 2015

Every 67 seconds

Someone in U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease

Sign petition to Congress to fully fund life-saving Alzheimer's research. read more »

by the Rev. Cynthia Abrams
on September 24, 2015

Alzheimer’s affects every community

A conversation with the Rev. Cynthia Abrams

Faith United Against Alzheimer’s Coalition championing bottom-up approach to empower people with tools to build network of care transcending borders. read more »

September 24, 2015

Kozol to discuss ‘Theft of Memory’

July 29 Alzheimer’s Talks teleconference

Exploration of father’s notes led to powerful book chronicling decline, but to preserve memories. read more »

July 28, 2015

Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference Aug. 19

Topic to be late-life depression relationship to cognitive decline

Monthly series produced by USAgainstAlzheimer's raises awareness about issues, unites advocates with researchers or policy leaders. read more »

July 28, 2015

Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference July 14

NOBLE trial evaluation of drug for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's to be topic

Monthly series produced by USAgainstAlzheimer's raises awareness about issues, unites advocates with researchers or policy leaders. read more »

June 29, 2015

Raise dementia awareness Sept. 21

Clergy asked to challenge stigma on World Alzheimer’s Day

Goal to promote dignity, compassionate care, quality of life for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. read more »

September 12, 2014

Depression, suicide should not be taboo subjects

Comedian’s death opens doors to difficult conversations

Robin Williams’ death should be impetus for churches to talk openly about mental health, become aware of resources to help. read more »

by Eric Alsgaard
on August 25, 2014

‘Robin Williams’ death once could have been mine’

A personal reflection about depression

‘Ministry of presence’ seems like perfect calling for church of Jesus Christ, United Methodist communicator says. read more »

by Cynthia Astle
on August 15, 2014

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