Mobility for People with Alzheimer’s

Why is mobility important to people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners? Driving demands quick reaction time and fast decision making. As a result, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will eventually become unable to drive. Because most adults have relied on driving all their lives, losing that ability can be so disruptive that it jeopardizes…Read more »

Publication Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation

Dementia describes a set of symptoms associated with the progressive decline of an individual’s cognitive function, often becoming severe enough to interfere with everyday activities. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, although dementia can be caused by a number of conditions, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015).…Read more »

News You Can Use: Key Partners & Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association, National Partner The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research, the Association includes its headquarters in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country.…Read more »

A Quest to Become Dementia-Friendly

  Communities across an aging U.S. want to be more accessible for residents with dementia. By Gaby Galvin Staff WriterFeb. 1, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. WHEN KATHY ARMITAGE’S 75-year-old husband, Robert, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about three years ago, the former nurse was more prepared than most to handle his impairment. But because the…Read more »

Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. It’s important to talk to them about what is happening. How much and what kind of information you share depends on the child’s age and relationship to the person with Alzheimer’s. Helping Kids Cope Here are some tips to…Read more »

Police officers trained in ‘dementia friendly’ programs

New training offers insight into best practices for helping those with dementia. Watch the video below: Courtesy of ABC News ITeam Every 66 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As our population ages, it’s important police and other first responders understand effective ways to communicate with those suffering from dementia. Blountsville’s Police Department recently…Read more »


Scientists who study the genetics of Alzheimer’s distinguish between “familial Alzheimer’s disease,” which runs in families, and “sporadic Alzheimer’s disease”, where no obvious inheritance pattern is seen. True familial Alzheimer’s disease accounts for less than 5% of Alzheimer’s cases. Sporadic Alzheimer’s is much more common. Familial Alzheimer’s Disease All Familial Alzheimer’s disease known so…Read more »