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Brackenridge Main Event Center to Host “Saddle Up For Alzheimer’s”

It's almost that time again. Crossroads cowboys and cowgirls will soon gather their teams to saddle up and prove their skills in the arena during the annual Saddle Up for Alzheimer's Event from Aug. 15 to 17 at the Brackenridge Main Event Center, 284 Brackenridge Parkway, in Edna. This event grows larger every year. It's a great chance to see local cowboys and cowgirls do what they do best and support an important cause. But this competition is more than belt buckles and prizes. It's about working toward a cure.

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Victoria Generals to Host ‘Purple Out’

Senior Helpers and the Victoria Generals are teaming up to host Purple out the Park at Riverside Stadium on Thursday in support of the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

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Alzheimer’s Support Group

Senior Helpers is hosting a bi-weekly support group for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. The next session is on Thursday, June 12th starting at 10:15 a.m. at Copperfield Village Senior Living, 501 E

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Glen Campbell’s Daughter Makes Emotional Plea to Lawmakers for Alzheimer’s Research

Although country music legend Glen Campbell is working on an album of re-recorded hits, he struggles with Alzheimer's Disease daily. The singer's daughter, Ashley Campbell, gave an emotional plea for Alzheimer's research at a Senate hearing at Capitol Hill this week; her testimony is a grim reminder that this is a heartbreaking disease.

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‘Rope to Remember’ August 17th and 18th

Cowboys of all ages from all over will be gathering near Victoria to help find a cure for Alzheimers.

AlzCare's fourth annual Rope to Remember is Aug. 17 and 18 at the Brackenridge Main Event Center in Edna. Proceeds go to fund Alzheimer's research.

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Study Reveals Head Trauma May Increase Likelihood of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease has long been a medical mystery, but new research may point to at least one cause for the debilitating condition.

After a study involving 300,000 veterans aged 55 and up, scientists at the University of California-San Francisco learned that older people who’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury — or TBI — during their lives have more than twice the risk of developing dementia.

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Peter Falk, Star of ‘Columbo,’ Dead at 83

Actor Peter Falk, who for decades played the titular character on the detective telepic series ‘Columbo,’ died Thursday night at his home in Beverly Hills, CA. He was 83.

Falk had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s, which was first made public in December 2008, according to the AP. The actor “died peacefully,” his family said in a statement.

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Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Mild, Moderate, and Severe. These are the three stages of Alzheimer’s. And it affect millions, many right here in the Crossroads area, with memory loss, problems with familiar tasks, disorientation to time and place, changes in personality and more

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