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New Funding Opportunities From NIA

Recent funding opportunities and notices This alert links to all of the Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices published by the National Institute on Aging at NIH in the previous month, giving researchers and trainees a heads up about what’s new. Read about the latest NIA Funding Opportunities (published in December 2022) by clicking on theContinue reading “New Funding Opportunities From NIA”

Alzheimer’s and Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia

Due to complex changes occurring in the brain, people with Alzheimer’s disease may see or hear things that have no basis in reality. If a person with Alzheimer’s has ongoing disturbing hallucinations or delusions, seek medical help. An illness or medication may cause these behaviors. Medicines are available to treat these behaviors but must be used with caution. TheContinue reading “Alzheimer’s and Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia”

Banner Health’s Dementia Untangled Podcast Featuring: “The Loneliness of Alzheimer’s with Susan Frick”

Podcast Link The Dementia Untangled podcast is back in 2023 with Season 6! Join us for our next episode where our guest speaker from Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Susan Frick, MSW, LSW, a social worker and director of Without Warning Support Group, talks about loneliness and Alzheimer’s disease. She untangles not only the feelings ofContinue reading “Banner Health’s Dementia Untangled Podcast Featuring: “The Loneliness of Alzheimer’s with Susan Frick””

Four Reasons to Participate in Alzheimer’s Research

By volunteering for a clinical study or trial, you can become a partner in helping researchers discover new ways to potentially diagnose, treat, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. You may also: Explore more information about clinical research. To find and join a local or online clinical trial, use the Alzheimers.gov Clinical Trials Finder.

Daily Multivitamin Use and Cognition in Older Adults

An NIA-funded research team at Wake Forest University School of Medicine aimed to fill the gaps in our understanding of multivitamins and flavanols — compounds found in high levels in unprocessed cocoa — and their effects on cognition. The study examined more than 2,200 participants, ages 65 and older, who enrolled in the study fromContinue reading “Daily Multivitamin Use and Cognition in Older Adults”

The Brain Trust Podcast Website is LIVE!

The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Project is proud to announce the debut of its brand new podcast: The Brain Trust. Hosted by Dr. Raj Shah and Dr. Eukesh Ranjit, the podcast and website is a resource to help physicians understand, screen for, and diagnose Alzheimer’s diseaseContinue reading “The Brain Trust Podcast Website is LIVE!”

New Tip sheet: Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning is important for adults at any age. It involves sharing and discussing potential decisions about medical care should you become seriously ill or unable to communicate your wishes. This could happen due to an emergency or at the end of life. Preparing for your care in advance can help ensure you getContinue reading “New Tip sheet: Advance Care Planning”

What Does Medicare Cover?

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2023 closed on December 7, 2022. Medicare is a federal health insurance program that helps pay some medical costs for people age 65 and older, and for people younger than age 65 with certain disabilities and serious health conditions. Medicare has different parts that help cover specific services, such as thoseContinue reading “What Does Medicare Cover?”