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As winter weather heads our way, be prepared to help people with Alzheimer’s stay safe in cold weather. Make sure the person has the following supplies available: • Warm clothing and blankets • Medications • Flashlights and extra batteries in case power goes out • Food that is easy to prepare • Incontinence undergarments, if…Read more »
Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, it is not the only kind. Below is a list of other types of diseases that can also affect brain health. Dementia with…Read more »
Caregivers play an important role in helping people with mid-to-late stage Alzheimer’s communicate with their doctors. Make the most out of your time with the doctor with these tips: • Make a list of what you and the person with Alzheimer’s want to discuss. • Prioritize your concerns so you talk about the most important…Read more »
Dementia Friendly America, a national collaborative just launched the Dementia Friends program in the United States. Dementia Friends is a global initiative that began in the United Kingdom and aims to empower and educate individuals about dementia. Dementia Friends is designed to raise awareness about dementia and educate individuals and communities about how they can…Read more »
A family history of Alzheimer’s disease does not mean for sure that you’ll have it. But, it may mean you are more likely to develop it. Check out the following infographic from the National Institute on Aging to learn more about how a family history of Alzheimer’s may affect you.
As we age, our brains go through changes. The good news is that you can do to help maintain your cognitive function. Check out Cognitive Health and Older Adults, a new web-page resource from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, to learn about: • Taking care of your brain • Risks to cognitive health…Read more »