Alissa Sauer

About Alissa Sauer

Alissa Sauer has been dedicated to writing articles about Alzheimer's research and senior living for over four years. With a Communications Degree from the University of Illinois, Alissa strives to help families understand and manage the changes that often accompany caring for a senior loved one. On a personal note, Alissa enjoys traveling around the world as a military spouse and spending time with her two young children and Golden Retriever.

Blue Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Blue Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

As children we used night lights to scare away “monsters,” and as adults we use them to find our way in the night. Now, Alzheimer’s patients may use a specific type of blue light to reset their internal clocks in order to sleep better. Alzheimer’s Resets the Circadian Rhythm The circadian rhythm is an internal biological clock that […]

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Scientists Still Perplexed by Dementia

Scientists Still Perplexed by Dementia

Doctors, families, researchers and seniors living with Alzheimer’s or dementia are eager to end the epidemic, finding a cure to eliminate the disease entirely. However, scientists are still perplexed by dementia as recent failures of promising treatment options are revealing just how complex the brain is and how hard it is to reverse the signs […]

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New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Many of us can admit to having a “senior moment” from time to time, but the threat of a looming dementia diagnosis can be a reality for many families. The Mayo Clinic has recently developed a scale that will help identify those seniors who are at risk for developing dementia, hopefully encouraging high risk seniors […]

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What Nuns Are Teaching Us About Alzheimer’s

What Nuns Are Teaching Us About Alzheimer’s

Over 30 years ago, one researcher chose a small group of nuns as subjects for a study on aging and brain deterioration. Through the years, the study has grown to include nearly 700 sisters across the United States and continues to reveal groundbreaking insights into the aging process and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about “The […]

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4 Surprising Benefits of Coffee

4 Surprising Benefits of Coffee

Can’t live without your daily cup of joe? We don’t blame you! Although studies have historically shown the negative side effects of coffee, recent studies indicate that it can actually improve your health – from boosting brain power, to delaying Alzheimer’s disease and improving memory as you age. Surprising Benefits of Coffee Read on to learn more about […]

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Does Coffee Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Does Coffee Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Can’t live without your morning cup of coffee? New research shows that coffee may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing the amount of beta amyloid in the brain by as much as 50%. Learn more from this latest study about caffeine’s brain boosting benefits. Can Coffee Prevent Alzheimer’s? A new study led by Dr. Abhishek […]

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Top Tips for Dementia Caregiving

Top Tips for Dementia Caregiving

The holidays are full of family fun and tradition, but for some caregivers and people living with dementia, they can be incredibly stressful.  With the holidays comes added obligations like an increased demand on finances, visits from extended family, and other stressors which can make the holidays overwhelming for both the caregiver and those being […]

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A Family Story: Christmas with Alzheimer’s

A Family Story: Christmas with Alzheimer’s

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, full of family and celebration. But for caregivers and the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, the holidays can be nothing short of overwhelming. The holiday season brings additional financial strain, a disruption in routine and many more unforeseen […]

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Man with Alzheimer’s Signs Record Deal

Man with Alzheimer’s Signs Record Deal

It’s never too late to live your dreams! Ted McDermott is an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease, who still remembers the lyrics to hit songs. Recently, a video of McDermott singing with his son went viral, and he has now signed a record deal to record songs and raise Alzheimer’s awareness and funds. Learn more […]

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