What’s being tested to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), supports a widening range of research studies in people to find answers about how to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia - from drug development, to lifestyle and caregiving interventions, and more.…

Get the Latest News on Aging and Alzheimer’s

Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH: Drug combo removes senescent cells, restores cell growth in obese mouse model—The senolytic drug combination of dasatinib and quercetin…

The Healthy Brain Initiative’s (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map

From the CDC's Division of Population Health: The third in a series of public health road maps was just released this week.  It is entitled  The Healthy Brain Initiative’s (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023…

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Libraries: How we Support Patrons and their Care Partners

The following information was provided by Jill Skwerski, Community Engagement Librarian at the Evanston Public Library:   Please join us for the next Community Engagement Networking Group meeting, to be held Thursday, November 8, 9:30-11:30am at the Naperville Public Library,…

Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Release Webinars

The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map (RM) for Dementia will be released October 18, 2018, through a series of webinars, as well as events/presentations at American Public Health Association and Gerontological Society of America Conferences. The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map will be present…

What are biomarkers and how do they help detect dementia?

From the National Institute on Aging: Biomarkers are measures of what is happening inside the living body, shown by the results of laboratory and imaging tests. Biomarkers can help doctors and scientists diagnose diseases and health conditions, find health risks…

Caring of Caregivers Organically (CoCO): Health Study for Latinas Caring for Family Members with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

When an individual faces Alzheimer's disease or related dementia (ADRD), those who assume caregiver roles are also affected in the trajectory of providing care. Consequently, it is crucial to also consider the caregiver’s health and well-being as they may forgo…

Memory Cafes and Dementia Friendly Communities

Persons living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners often experience social disengagement and disconnection as they navigate disease progression. Isolation can cause multiple challenges for the PLWD and their care partners including depression, a decline in health, and worsening…

The Many Faces of Dementia

Loyola University School of Social Work Annual Summer Institute on Aging 2018 • Understand the various forms of dementia • Develop skills in empathic communication • Recognize family & cultural dynamics in caregiving • Interventions across the trajectory of the…

Addressing Transportation, Dementia and Caregiving

Title: Dementia, Caregiving & Transportation Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Time: 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Register now. Description:  The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) collaborated with Dementia Friendly America and Dementia Friendly Prince George’s County, Maryland to conduct a Dementia,…