Your Alzheimer's Community
If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Researchers know that Alzheimer’s disease creates abnormal levels of certain proteins and causes increased inflammation in the brain. What is still largely unknown, however, is how it works together to trigger Alzheimer’s. Scientists recently conducted a study and discovered a link between the three – essentially a cascading effect.
Learn more about this study and the sequence of events that lead to the disease.
The Alzheimer’s Sequence
Researchers have known that people with Alzheimer’s have a high amount of activated immune cells in their brain along with abnormal deposits of the amyloid beta and tau proteins.
Until now, researchers have not been able to see how
Many of us have either heard or seen the incredible effects that music can have on people with dementia.
Learn more about the Music & Memory Program, a non-profit organization bringing personalized music to seniors to “vastly improve [their] quality of life.” Thus far, the program has provided iPods to over 140 residences in North America.
The Music & Memory Program
The world was introduced to the Music & Memory organization through a YouTube video that went viral upon its release. The video featured a senior, Henry, who had suffered from dementia for a decade and was very withdrawn, unable to communicate… until Music & Memory gave Read more