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Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resource List

Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease occurs between a person’s 30s to mid-60s. It is rare, representing less than 10 percent of all people who have Alzheimer’s. People with this disorder are younger than those with late-onset Alzheimer’s and face different issues, such as dealing with disability at work, raising children, and finding the right support groups. This resourceContinue reading “Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resource List”

What do we know about diet and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease?

Many studies suggest that our diet may affect the aging brain’s ability to think and remember. These findings have led to research on general eating patterns and whether they might make a difference.  One diet that shows promising evidence of health benefits is the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish,Continue reading “What do we know about diet and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease?”

Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Learn about new and featured studies below or search for clinical trials and studies near you with the Alzheimers.gov Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details and contact information. Biomarkers and Diagnostics Alzheimer’s Disease Proteins in the BrainContinue reading “Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research”

PBS Premieres UW–Madison Alzheimer’s Documentary

University of Wisconsin-Madison , March 2, 2022 We are thrilled to share the news “Determined: Fighting Alzheimer’s” will premiere on the PBS series NOVA Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 8 p.m. CT. Watch a preview now. Filmed over five years, DETERMINED is an independent documentary portraying the stories of three women and their decision to participate in Alzheimer’sContinue reading “PBS Premieres UW–Madison Alzheimer’s Documentary”

Join UChicago Medicine Virtual Grand Rounds: Memory Loss, Caregiving, & Navigating Resources During a Pandemic

The UChicago Medicine Virtual Community Grand Rounds with Dr. Doriane Miller is tomorrow evening at 6pm. (This is designed to follow our March 5th WVON 1690AM UCM Community Health Hour radio segment – livestream recorded here on the March 5 post). (See agenda attached and below for speaker lineup). Tomorrow, Thursday, March 17th, is the virtual Community GrandContinue reading “Join UChicago Medicine Virtual Grand Rounds: Memory Loss, Caregiving, & Navigating Resources During a Pandemic”

Activities to Do with a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s important to spend quality time with a family member or friend who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. This can help improve their quality of life and manage behavior changes that may come with the disease. It can also help grow and strengthen their connection to you. Shared activities are a great wayContinue reading “Activities to Do with a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease”

Communication Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Communication can be difficult for people with Alzheimer’s disease. They may struggle to find words or forget what they want to say. As a caregiver, you may feel frustrated or impatient, but it is important to understand that the disease is causing the change in communication skills. Here are some ways you can help makeContinue reading “Communication Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers”

Download Your Copy Today: RADC’s Activity Book for Individuals Experiencing Memory Loss

As a caregiver, it can be a challenge to continually create different activities that are engaging and purposeful for a loved one who is experiencing memory loss. Activity Book for Individuals Experiencing Memory Loss, created by social worker, Charon Cannon, MSW, LSW, provides simple activities for all stages of memory loss, that encourages engagement and creativity.Continue reading “Download Your Copy Today: RADC’s Activity Book for Individuals Experiencing Memory Loss”