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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.

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”

Optimism linked to longevity, the connection between Alzheimer’s and cholesterol, novel blood biomarkers in Parkinson’s, and more

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Myths about Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and millions of Americans are affected by the disease. It’s important to distinguish the facts from the myths about Alzheimer’s, especially when it comes to finding information online. A few common myths surrounding this disease are: Read about more common myths and get theContinue reading “Myths about Alzheimer’s disease”

The Sounds Good Choir Hosting Free Holiday Sing-A-Long for Older Adults

The Sounds Good Choir will be hosting FREE Holiday Sing-A-Long for older adults every Friday from 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM! Join in the holiday spirit, singing songs you love! Join through Zoom or simply by calling in through your telephone. Learn more and register at: https://soundsgoodchoir.org/sg-sing-along/

Optimism Linked to Longevity, the Connection Between Alzheimer’s and Cholesterol, Novel Blood Biomarkers in Parkinson’s, and More

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