August 4, 2015 in Health, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire Jackson, MS – Today, Congressman Bennie Thompson committed to co-sponsor The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act (H.R. 1559) which was reintroduced in March by Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ-04), Paul […]

Hundreds take steps to end Alzheimer’s

September 18, 2014 in Health, News

First Lady Bryant cuts ribbon to kick off Central Mississippi’s walk The Mississippi Link Newswire Central Mississippians took steps in the right direction as hundreds gathered in downtown Jackson Saturday, […]

Mississippi chapter of Alzheimer’s Association surpasses goals

September 20, 2013 in Health, News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa


According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Its symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Memory loss is the most severe and recognizable symptom…

Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday

September 10, 2013 in Health, News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday September 14th at The Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS. Nearly 1,000 people from the Jackson Metro Area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will participate in a 3 mile walk/run…

Organizers of Walk to End Alzheimer’s: ‘Keep the robber at bay’

September 19, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories, Videos

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Staff Writer
As the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Mississippi was set to begin, former editor of The Mississippi Link, Gail Brown, whose father succumbed to this dreaded disease, put out the rallying call:
“Alzheimer’s is like a robber that goes in and out of the homes of families, stealing its victims’ memory and quality of life.” …

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Robbery in Progress

August 31, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

Mini Series – Part four
Disaster preparedness while remembering ‘grandma’
By Gail Brown
Special to The Mississippi Link
As severe weather looms over the metro and surrounding areas, Gentiva Hospice Executive Director Janet Butts and her staff were busy making sure their patients were safe, secure and had the supplies needed in case of a disaster.

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Robbery in Progress

August 23, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

Mini Series – Part three
Husband faces challenges in coping with wife’s ‘early onset’
By Gail M. Brown
According to national statistics, there are more than 200,000 Americans under the age of 64 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Earlier it was termed “working age dementia,” and today, it is referred to as “early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s.”…

Alzheimer’s: A Robbery in Progress

August 16, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

Not only does Alzheimer’s disease robs its victims of their quality of life, but it also impacts the caregivers as well.
Marshia Smith, a longtime Jackson resident and an active member of Holy Temple Missionary Baptist Church, serves the Mothers’ Ministry where she often is expected to give words of encouragement and pearls of wisdom to others.