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SPOKANE CHAPTER 32 NEWSLETTER

Published Monthly except July and August

www.narfespokane.org

20 - 05 Advocates for Current and Former Federal Employees May 2020

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Scott Robinson

Here we are still living with the consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Inslee may extend his Stay Home, Stay Healthy order after May 4. Virginia’s Governor also extended his stay-home order, which consequently means NARFE headquarters’ building will remain closed through June 10. However, FEDcon20 in Scottsdale, AZ is still scheduled to occur, and early registration was extended until May 1. Our chapter will not meet until Darcy’s will once again offer in-house dining. Therefore, we won’t see each other until after our normal summer break during July and August. Please stay tuned for details regarding our garage sale in July and rest-stop fundraiser in October. Therefore, I encourage everyone to read this newsletter and our chapter’s webpage for the latest, UpToDate information. Because most all of us are in the high-risk age group, we all should practice staying home, staying a safe distance, and frequently washing our hands to live a longer, healthy life. I hope to see all of you the next time we meet. Anyone with questions can either call (208-661-7695) or email me at scottsoriole@q.com.

The 2020 election cycle for NARFE officers kicked off with candidate statements in the March issue of NARFE Magazine. Information on bylaws amendments and resolutions will follow in the June/July 2020 issue of NARFE Magazine, and the ballot will be included in the August 2020 issue. Members can review the candidate statements and get more information about the 2020 NARFE election timeline on the web at www.narfe.org/2020balloting.

We celebrate Public Service Recognition Week of May 3-9 to honor all public servants on social media.


DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Due to the present health situation all Meetings are cancelled until further notice.

LEGISLATION Roger Bosky

Public Service

As we prepare to celebrate National Public Service Recognition week, my heart and esteem go out to those public servants who spoke truth to power as they carried out their constitutional duties. Their efforts were rewarded with humiliation and loss of jobs. Now, once again, public servants are being asked to serve on the front lines as the COVID-19 virus rages across the country. As I write this, I learned that a Federal vaccine doctor believes that he was ousted from his job for questioning the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine.


TSA screeners, VA nurses and doctors, postal workers, border patrol agents, security guards, and many others come in contact with the public in carrying out their duties and may be exposed to the virus. And, many workers use locker rooms and showers where person-to-person contact requirements cannot be followed. Workers have died.


The Government response to worker concerns has been mixed. The VA, for example, has required workers to continue working after exposure to the virus and until they have symptoms. Or else they are AWOL. The VA chief has acknowledged that there is a shortage of protective equipment for its hospital workers. On the other hand, strong efforts have been made to allow teleworking, where possible. There has also been discussion of bonuses for front-line workers and additional sick leave.


Now, there is strong pressure to return to normal and bring all employees back to work. Let us hope that this can be done safely. My concern is that in view of the administration’s abdication of leadership to the States, how will this situation work for national programs?

NOTICE: Washington State Federation has a new website. The address is – www.narfewa.org.

PROGRAM Louise Soles

Who would have ever thought the world could get so upside down! Seems I have a tendency to want to be reclusive and it takes some effort talking myself into getting out and about and being social. Now I find myself lamenting the loneliness caused by "social distancing" and self-isolation. Sheesh. I do miss all my friends, but we all know that "This too shall pass". God willing, it be over soon.


Editor’s Note – Louise is stepping down as our Program Chair after many years of providing outstanding speakers for our Chapter Meetings. We want to wish Louise success in her future endeavors and hope to see her at our meetings, when they begin again.

President Scott Robinson is looking for a replacement for Louise, so if you are interested, or know someone, please contact Scott.

MEMBERSHIP Sandy Cook

What started out with 14 people in 1921 grew to 491,000 in the mid-eighties. Since then it has dwindled somewhat, but the mission is still relevant.


Here is a copy of NARFE's mission statement:


NARFE Mission Statement:

• To support legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to their interests.

• To promote the general welfare of current and potential federal annuitants by advising them with respect to their rights under retirement laws and regulations.

• To cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of these general objectives.

This mission is critical and timely as Congress and the administration consider unprecedented cuts to federal pay and benefits. Each new member strengthens the message to Congress and makes our national outreach stronger. It also shows NARFES resolve in maintaining a strong and effective federal workforce.


When you are talking to a possible member, let them know how long we have been in existence and give them an example of the impact NARFE has made for them, such as prevented impact to our Health Benefits and prevented Retirement, Pay and Benefit Cuts. I think they might be interested in preserving their retirement benefits, don’t you?


Let's build those numbers up again!

NARFE is really more than just a great magazine. Let them know!

Promote NARFE anytime you can. The more members we have the more power to protect our benefits and retirement!


NARFE = YOUR BEST BET FOR THE FUTURE!

NARFE-PAC MaryAnn Bosky

You can contribute to NARFE-PAC at our monthly meetings at Darcy’s or by completing the NARFE-PAC contribution form in the NARFE magazine. I will have pins for a $25 contribution at our meeting.


The more members we have the more power to protect our benefits/retirement. We are speaking to all members not just those retired.

SEMINAR & OUTREACH Kathy Brooks

With everything going on in the world, we have made the decision to postpone the Pre-Retirement Seminar until this Fall. If you are aware of anyone interested in attending, please let me know.


I heard from a friend that the Postal letter carriers were unable to purchase and sanitizer wipes. These wipes are needed to sanitize the vehicles before they start their day. Well, I came up with an idea to make these wipes. With the help of Sue Harvey, Mary Rohner, and Jodi Brugh, we made 40 containers of sanitizer wipes and distributed them to the carrier stations within the Spokane area. We also want to thank all our friends and family for their donations of plastic containers.


We hear thank you to all the medical, fire, police, etc. workers. However, we need to remember all those workers ensuring we receive our mail, packages, etc. They too are out daily helping to ensure there is some normalcy to our days.


THANK YOU TO ALL WORKERS, GOVERNMENT AND CIVILIAN, ENSURING WE HAVE NORMALCY IN OUR LVES, BY PROVIDING SERVICES.

Spokane Chapter 32’s new website has launched. You can view it at www.narfespokane.org. Please take a look and share your thoughts.

SUNSHINE Susan Harvey

STAY HOME (as much a possible), STAY SAFE, STAY WELL!


Breigh Soles, daughter-in-law of Louise Soles, received good news! After having cancer return, receiving immunotherapy, and six months later, her MRI shows one tumor left (it is shrinking) and her CT scan was clear!


Arlene Patton recently lost her youngest brother after a lengthy illness.


Chapter 32 sends birthday and anniversary wishes to all who celebrated in April and upcoming May celebrations.


REMINDER, spouses can be members OR can take over the membership of a deceased member. If you are interested in continuing this very valuable membership, please contact membership chair, Sandy Cook at 509-294-3296 or sjcook51@hotmail.com.


If you become aware of good news, illnesses, surgeries, or a death of a member or family member, please contact me.

ALZHEIMER’S Pat Hegerberg

Covid-19 and the Brain

THE FIRST REPORTS of Covid-19 affecting the central nervous system appeared on the preprint server medRxiv in late February, posted by neurologists in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started. Analyzing health records from 214 patients admitted to the Union Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the team found that 36.4 percent of those patients showed signs of nervous-system-related issues.

The most common symptoms they observed were muscle pain, headaches, dizziness, or confusion—which tend to manifest during any viral infection, especially in older people. In at least some of the patients, especially the ones with headaches, the neurological symptoms started days before a cough and fever set in.

The upshot? Doctors need to consider altered brain function as cause to test for SARS-CoV-2, in order to “avoid delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and prevention of transmission,” the authors wrote in a peer-reviewed version of the study published Friday in the journal JAMA Neurology. Failure to recognize these early warning signs could result in patients being discharged and unknowingly exposing others to the virus, they wrote.


Spokane Washington Chapter 32

PO Box 4592

Spokane, WA 99220

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association 32

NARFE on the Web: National: www.narfe.org WSF: www.narfewa.org Spokane: www.narfespokane.org

SPOKANE CHAPTER 32 NEWSLETTER

Published Monthly except July and August

www.narfespokane.org

20 - 04 Advocates for Current and Former Federal Employees April 2020

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Scott Robinson


By now, you all have tuned your eyes and ears to various news media regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Like most of you, my email inbox has become inundated with messages from AVISTA to vacation rentals about their responses to this contagious disease. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released its own guidance documents and updates to keep Feds informed of policies and protocol. NARFE will share this information on its social media and platforms. However, its headquarters’ office is presently closed from March 17 to 31, which affects sharing of information and webinars. Because most of our membership is older than 60 years, COVID-19 is more likely to impact us. Because I do not wish for our membership to cross-pollinate the virus amongst ourselves, I decided to cancel our Board meeting on March 23 and our Membership meeting on April 13. Our meetings may remain cancelled until Darcey’s can once again serve in-house diners. I encouraged our executive board to expand their sharing of information with our Chapter 32 newsletter and webpage. For the immediate future, we will keep the membership informed through these two sources. Armed with knowledge and dedicated experience, I believe active and retired Feds will rise above any and all confusions. Anyone with questions regarding this matter can either call or email me, scottsoriole@q.com.

PROGRAM Louise Soles


Who would have ever thought the world could get so upside down! Seems I have a tendency to want to be reclusive and it takes some effort talking myself into getting out and about and being social. Now I find myself lamenting the loneliness caused by "social distancing" and self-isolation. Sheesh. I do miss all my friends, but we all know that "This too shall pass". God willing, it be over soon.


Our March speaker was Reverend Ian Robertson. He is working hard to educate the public and elected officials on homelessness. He is trying to find funding through Public/Private Partnerships by: 1) funding homeownership; 2) Using excess land; and 3) Changing attitudes so that folks in need take responsibility to improve their lives. He is seeing progress in Ferry and Stevens counties, Walla Walla and Tri Cities. These community leaders are starting to change how they address affordable housing for the low-income and homeless populations. And he holds hope for Spokane. Rev. Ian stated that most of Spokane’s resources are focused on covering case management costs and he would like to see those resources used to provide affordable housing options instead. People Need an incentive to change and most government programs do not provide that incentive. He is also depending on the faith community to step up and help solve the problem of lack of affordable housing. (Thanks to Arlene Patton for taking notes for me. I was fortunate enough to be in Las Vegas for the WCC Basketball Tournament - and got to see Gonzaga win the conference!)


As you know, we will not hold a April meeting. I had to call Joe Guarisco, retired illustrator and publisher for the USDA Forest Service, to cancel his presentation. He was certainly understanding. I am holding out hope that we will be meeting in May and June. Praying for the health of our country and the world. Take care. And God bless those Federal Employees who continue to work at their jobs and serve our country.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Due to the present health situation all Meetings are cancelled.

VICE PRESIDENT REPORT Arlene Patton


Washington State Federation (WSF) update: The Washington State Federation conference, planned for May 19-21, 2020 in Lynnwood, WA, has been cancelled. The hotel returned the deposit fee to WSF. Members who submitted their registration fee, that fee will be returned. If you made hotel reservations, please call and cancel those reservations.


The WSF April 9th board meeting will be conducted by “GoToMeeting”. We used the system for a special meeting on March 20th and it worked just fine. Maybe this will replace the need to travel to Seattle for quarterly meeting.

LEGISLATION Roger Bosky


DOING THEIR JOBS

When will Federal employees gain the respect from their leaders and the public that they so rightly have earned?


Solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic will be led by government laboratories and Federal scientists. Employees in Federal offices and airports like the Social Security Administration, The TSA, and first responders continue to work on the front lines ensuring that the publics concerns are addressed during this crisis. Federal employees worked through the government shutdown without pay and not knowing if they would get paid. Federal employees risked their safety and jobs to speak the truth under political pressure and do their jobs in keeping with their constitutional duties. And some were rewarded with losing their jobs. They are civil servants, not bureaucrats.


What faces the Federal community now is the President’s FY2021 Budget proposal which calls for substantial cuts to the earned benefits of Federal employees and retirees. We deserve better treatment.


NOTICE: Washington State Federation has a new website. The address is www.narfewa.org.

MEMBERSHIP Sandy Cook


Recruitment tips for all members.


NARFE is a great organization and adds value to all Federal Employees life whether they are retired or still working. They might not know about it, though and this is where you come in.


1. Keep a membership application handy. (in your car, purse, wallet or even your back packet.) If you need some, you can pull them from the NARFE website.

2. Stress NARFE's value. The cost of membership is $40 dollars, but what they could lose is worth far more that. For most current and retired Federal Employees , their retirement and health care benefits are among the most valuable assets they possess.

3. Tell them about NARFE's achievements. White House FY21 proposed budget calls for billions in cuts from Feds taking aim at the earned benefits of federal employees and retirees. NARFE works diligently to protect Federal employee interests

3. Give them a old NARFE magazine, and show the question and answer section. It is one of our best-selling points.

4. Share why you personally find value in belonging.

5. Finally, don't forget to ask them to join us!

Please be safe during these tiring times.


Have a great April!

NARFE is really more than just a great magazine. Let them know!


Promote NARFE anytime you can. The more members we have the more power to protect our benefits and retirement!

NARFE = YOUR BEST BET FOR THE FUTURE!

NARFE-PAC MaryAnn Bosky


You can contribute to NARFE-PAC at our monthly meetings at Darcy’s or by completing the NARFE-PAC contribution form in the NARFE magazine. I will have pins for a $25 contribution at our meeting.


The more members we have the more power to protect our benefits/retirement. We are speaking to all members not just those retired.

SEMINAR & OUTREACH Kathy Brooks


With everything going on in the world, we have made the decision to postpone the Pre-Retirement Seminar until this Fall. If you are aware of anyone interested in attending, please let me know.


Spokane Chapter 32’s new website has launched. You can view it at www.narfespokane.org. Please take a look and share your thoughts.



SUNSHINE Susan Harvey

I have few words for our new daily life. Stay home, stay safe, stay well!


When our Chapter lost Lester Ames, we were told a memorial service would be held. His family had it set for late March; it has now been postponed until a date in the future.


Margie and Mike Dennis recently lost his sister. She had been ill a major part of her life. Wanda Faulkner’s partner, Wilma, has been hospitalized and then in rehab.


Chapter 32 sends birthday and anniversary wishes to all who celebrated in March and upcoming April celebrations.


REMINDER, spouses can be members OR can take over the membership of a deceased member. If you are interested in continuing this very valuable membership, please contact membership chair, Sandy Cook at 509-294-3296 or sjcook51@hotmail.com.


If you become aware of good news, illnesses, surgeries, or a death of a member or family member, please contact me.

ALZHEIMER’S Pat Hegerberg


Very old rhesus monkeys exhibit similar patterns of brain pathology as human Alzheimer’s patients, researchers report in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.


Researchers at Yale, collaborating with those at Boston University and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, examined brain samples from tissue banks of monkeys that had reached extreme age, and observed neurofibrillary tangles forming in the same types of neurons as seen in humans.

Researchers have been hampered in studying this more common, late-onset form of Alzheimer’s, a condition impossible to model in mice.

“This new information may provide novel therapeutic strategies to protect against early stages of degeneration, and thus decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” added senior author, Amy Arnsten, professor of neuroscience.


Primary funding for the research comes from the National Institutes of Health. Bill Hathaway: william.hathaway@yale.edu

Spokane Washington Chapter 32

PO Box 4592

Spokane, WA 99220

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association 32

NARFE on the Web: National: www.narfe.org WSF: www.narfewa.org Spokane: www.narfespokane.org

SPOKANE CHAPTER 32 NEWSLETTER

Published Monthly except July and August

www.narfespokane.org

20 - 03 Advocates for Current and Former Federal Employees March 2020

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Scott Robinson


President Trump recently released his fiscal year 2021 budget proposal. It recommends an inadequate 1.0 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2021, which falls short of his budget’s recommendation for the military. This same budget also recommends nearly $180 billion cuts to federal benefits. After thoroughly reviewing the president's recommendations, NARFE's advocacy team will strategically set out to defeat any measures that threaten the preservation of America's federal employees' and retirees earned pay and benefits. I believe the President should not hold federal employees and retiree’s hostage to pay for his other high-priced programs.

March is NARFE-PAC month, which is the perfect time to promote the PAC to our fellow members. Doing so is critical because we are in a new stage of the election cycle. A strong NARFE-PAC month will ensure that the PAC has the fortitude to fight for our federal retirement security in upcoming elections. Look for more information on what we can do to promote NARFE-PAC as it becomes available.

Early Bird registration (greatest cost savings) for FEDCON 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ ends March 31. Attendees will experience two-and-a-half days of thought-provoking speakers, leadership training, intensive education on federal benefits, and opportunities to connect with fellow NARFE members and federal colleagues. For more details on FEDCON20, visit NARFE.org/FedCON20.

PROGRAM Louise Soles


Our February 10th speaker was Candice Correia, Assistant Professor at Whitworth University. Her expertise is in the area of taxation and she made this subject very interesting for us. Candice had some surprising information. Since the 2018 tax law changes, only 5 to 7% of Americans itemize on their tax returns! The top deductions are medical expenses and real estate. Since gifts to charities do not affect your taxes unless you itemize, and now so few do so, there have been less contributions to non-profits because the tax changes. Union fees are no longer deductible. The standard deduction for a single person is $12,200 and married jointly is $24,400 but those over 65 may qualify for more. Since the new tax laws went into effect, taxes collected by the IRS have been less than projected. Income tax has been 5.4% less than projected, and corporate taxes are a whopping 38.7% less than projected! Professor Correia said that right now "we are in dire need because of the National Deficit which needs to be corrected with higher taxes or some other way". (Roger Bosky, NARFE Legislative Chair, warned that a Republican Congressional Committee has called federal employees overpaid and has recommended cuts to health and other benefits.) Candice advised keeping tax records for 7 years. If you are an AARP member, there are sites around the Spokane area that will do your taxes for free. I don't have room for all the information but use this website to learn more. www.spokanecash.org.


Rev. Ian Robertson is on the agenda for March 9th. Since retiring, Rev. Robertson has started a new organization where he continues his ministry work. He is one of the original organizers of The Hub in Liberty Lake. He initiated a plan to build "tiny houses" for the homeless. And now he is focusing on a program in Colville WA. The issue of homelessness continues to receive a lot of attention in Spokane and around the country. Ian will explain his vision for helping to abate this social challenge.


April's speaker will be Joe Guarisco who worked for the USDA Forest Service between 1996 and 2015 as an illustrator and publisher. He worked on a Forest Service cultural preservation team working with various government agencies across the country and internationally. The team partnered with USAID, The Nature Conservancy, World Bank and other international funding sources, and private land-based entities on sustainable tourism-based projects. As a Federal Employee, Joe had some very unique experiences locally and abroad.

VICE PRESIDENT REPORT Arlene Patton


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CHAPTER 32: NARFE was formed in 1921 and shortly thereafter Chapter 32 was organized on March 1, 1950, 70 years ago this month. Looking over our Chapter membership we have 393 Chapter members and 203 members that have elected to be National members only. It’s hard to believe but of the 393 Chapter members we have 105 members that joined NARFE (Chapter 32) in the 1960s (1 member), 1970s (9 members), 1980s (28 members) and 1990s (67 members) A special celebration/program is being planned for our June 8th Chapter meeting. Hope many of you will join us for the celebration.


The 2020 Washington State Federation (WSF) Conference: The conference will be held in Lynnwood, WA on May 19-21, 2020. Hotel information and registration is posted on the WSF website: NARFEWA.org. Hope to see a good turnout from Chapter 32 in attendance.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

(Canceled until further notice)

March 9th Chapter Meeting

March 23rd Board Meeting

April 13th Chapter Meeting

April 21&22 Pre-Retirement Seminar

LEGISLATION Roger Bosky


THE PRESIDENT PROPOSES, THE CONGRESS DISPOSES

Like last year, the President’s budget proposal contains many cuts and belt-tightening items which would adversely affect Federal employees and retirees.


The proposed FY 2021 budget contains such items as increasing contributions to retirement programs and health insurance, reducing or eliminating COLA’s for employees and retirees, eliminating the FERS supplement, and many other hits to our earned benefits. The proposal also contains a modest 1% pay increase.


Recently, the House Republican Study Committee has a proposed even more draconian measures on the civil service. The Committee labeled employees’ pay as too high and recommended phasing in the elimination of pensions in favor of a TSP match.

The upside to all this bad news is that Congress has largely ignored these types of proposals in the past. But they cannot be ignored since they reflect the President’s priorities.


In the meantime, NARFE has helped us get a 3.1% raise and paid family leave for employees. Now, let’s push for doing away with the Windfall Elimination Provision which has hurt so many retirees.

NOTICE: Washington State Federation has a new website. The address is www.narfewa.org.

MEMBERSHIP Sandy Cook


As you know this newsletter writing is all very new to me. Thank you in advance for any tips, hints and encouragement. Margie Dennis has graciously agreed to allow access to her historical files for which I am grateful.


Did you know that retirees can sign up for membership dues to be pulled out of your retirement by OPM so that you never have to think about it again? I have dues withholding and have found it to be extremely easy and painless. It’s one less payment to remember. Just sign up and each month 1/12th of your yearly dues will be sent to NARFE until you decide to change it. To apply for dues withholding:


Your authorization may be sent to your chapter or directly to National Headquarters. National Headquarters requires your authorization at least 60 days prior to your expiration date to allow adequate time for processing.


You will need your …

• Civil Service Annuity (CSA or CSF) number.

• Social Security number.

• Date of birth, and

• NARFE membership number, if you are already a member.


Once the application process is completed, you will receive a special membership card distinguishing you as a Dues Withholding member. If you require more information, contact NARFE National Headquarters at 800-456-8410, or by mail. My experience with Headquarters is that they are very helpful.


You can also pay for 3 years at a time, so again, you do not have to worry about when your dues is due for a couple extra years. When you renew online, there is a button on the bottom of the renewal page that asks you to choose how many years you want to renew for.

Wishing you a pot o’gold, and all the joy your heart can hold.


NARFE is really more than just a great magazine. Let them know!


Promote NARFE anytime you can. The more members we have the more power to protect our benefits and retirement!

NARFE = YOUR BEST BET FOR THE FUTURE!

NARFE-PAC MaryAnn Bosky

You can contribute to NARFE-PAC at our monthly meetings at Darcy’s or by completing the NARFE-PAC contribution form in the NARFE magazine. I will have pins for a $25 contribution at our meeting.


The more members we have the more power to protect our benefits/retirement. We are speaking to all members not just those retired.

SEMINAR & OUTREACH Kathy Brooks


It is that time of year to again begin planning the 2020 Pre-Retirement Seminar. The dates are Tuesday & Wednesday, April 21 & 22, 2020. If you are aware of anyone interested in attending, please let me know.


Spokane Chapter 32’s new website has launched. You can view it at www.narfespokane.org. Please take a look and share your thoughts.



SUNSHINE Susan Harvey

Our Chapter has suffered a severe loss in the passing of Lester Ames. We were fortunate to have him attend many of our meetings to share his insights and many funny, some would say, corny jokes. Our Chapter members helped him celebrate his 100th birthday in 2019.


Chapter 32 sends birthday and anniversary wishes to all who celebrated in January and upcoming February celebrations.


REMINDER, spouses can be members OR can take over the membership of a deceased member. If you are interested in continuing this very valuable membership, please contact membership chair, Sandy Cook at 509-294-3296 or sjcook51@hotmail.com.


If you become aware of good news, illnesses, surgeries, or a death of a member or family member, please contact me.

ALZHEIMER’S Pat Hegerberg

Seaweed-Based Drug Approved for Alzheimer's


The first prescription drug since 2003 to be approved for Alzheimer's is now available in China but not yet in the United States.

Much to the surprise of the global Alzheimer's research community, the remedy, called GV-971, has been given the go-ahead in China following successful trials.

The makers of the drug are considering asking the FDA to create a “compassionate use” indication to allow people to access this drug in the U.S., while we await more clinical study. The research is certainly promising.

Geng Meiyu, the scientist who started development of the drug in 1997, was interested in the connection between poor gut health and Alzheimer's. This led her to look at the properties of seaweed to restore balance to the intestinal flora. It’s a novel strategy to combat the disease.


In a mouse model of Alzheimer's, unbalanced gut bacteria led to infiltration of immune system T cells into the brain, where they stoke neuro-inflammation. Treatment with GV-971 altered the microbiome so it no longer triggered an inflammatory response.


NCBI Publicmed.com

Spokane Washington Chapter 32

PO Box 4592

Spokane, WA 99220

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association 32

NARFE on the Web: National: www.narfe.org WSF: www.narfewa.org Spokane: www.narfespokane.org

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