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Mass. First State To Join Alzheimer’s Program

Three years after governor Deval Patrick formed a task force on Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders, Massachusetts became the first state to join an Alzheimer's program. (Steven Senne/AP)

Three years after governor Deval Patrick formed a task force on Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders, Massachusetts became the first state to join an Alzheimer’s program. (Steven Senne/AP)

BOSTON — State officials say Massachusetts has become the first state in the nation to sign on to a program that provides employees information about Alzheimer’s Disease.

Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration says the state’s partnership with the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance will give thousands of state workers information about early warning signs of the disease, along with resources to help care for a loved one who has been affected.

The programs are offered through the Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

About 100 businesses in the Bay State previously registered for the program.

In 2010, Patrick formed a task force on Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders to formulate strategies to help families impacted by the disease.

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    State workers will get the information? How about the rest of the State’s population; can we be infomed too? How about sharing the information with all of us?

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