Inform the National Participation Strategy in Alzheimer’s Research

As part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, studies are being funded to test treatments, interventions and services for people with Alzheimer’s and their families. Yet, efforts to engage participants in this research are not on pace with…

Latino Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s

April is Minority Health Month. It is an important opportunity to highlight health disparities in Alzheimer's among Latinos and to engage Latinos on brain health, policy advocacy, and movement building. The Latino US Against Alzheimer's Coalition published "Promoting Brain Health Equity During…

The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a two-day meeting of researchers, service providers, persons with dementia, family caregivers, and other stakeholder groups. It will be held October 16-17, 2017, at the Natcher…

Minimize danger around the house—tips for caregivers

People with Alzheimer’s disease may not see, smell, touch, hear and/or taste things as they used to. Make life safer around the house by: Checking foods in the refrigerator often. Throw out anything that has gone bad. Put away or…

Make communication easier for a person with Alzheimer’s disease

Check out these 5 tips to make communication easier between you and a person with Alzheimer’s: Make eye contact and call the person by name Be aware of your tone, how loud your voice is, how you look at the…

Health Care Professionals: Online course for Practical Discussions about Cognitive Impairment with Patients

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have a lot of questions and concerns. To help you prepare for these visits, the Alzheimer's Association® presents Challenging Conversations About Dementia.…