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.

Bill Gates Invests $50 Million to Alzheimer’s Research

Bill Gates Invests $50 Million to Alzheimer’s Research

Bill Gates is no stranger to charitable donations and philanthropy. The co-founder of Microsoft has used his wealth to focus on finding cures for infectious disease, promoting education and reducing global poverty. Gates is now focusing his efforts on Alzheimer’s disease through a $50 million donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund. Learn more about why […]

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Biogen Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s Treatment

Biogen Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s Treatment

A new drug may succeed where others have failed in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. A drug from Biogen Inc. may be the next best hope in the often hopeless and frustrating search for an Alzheimer’s treatment. Learn more about the drug and its potential impact in the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s. Success […]

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12 Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver on Thanksgiving

12 Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver on Thanksgiving

Last Updated: November 23, 2017 “I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.” William Shakespeare penned those words hundreds of years ago, but for families and friends of caregivers, they still ring true today. Caregivers selflessly give of their finances, hearts and time and ask for little or nothing in […]

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“Broken Memories” Movie Release

“Broken Memories” Movie Release

A romantic drama, “Broken Memories” showcases a son’s struggle with his father who has Alzheimer’s disease and the beautiful and mysterious caregiver who has a past of her own. Learn more about the movie and how it is raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s. Award-Winning “Broken Memories” Film Honors Alzheimer’s Caregivers “Broken Memories,” a film directed by […]

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Can a Sweet Tooth Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Can a Sweet Tooth Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Last Updated: November 15, 2017 A Washington University study found that doubling the glucose levels in the blood of mice increased toxic beta amyloid in the brain by as much as 20%. Can a sweet tooth increase your risk for Alzheimer’s? Learn more about the study and why some researchers are cautioning against taking a simplistic […]

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Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Studies have shown a link between childhood PTSD and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Until now, the studies have suggested a link between the two conditions, a new study from the University Medical Center Goettingen in Germany recently discovered a molecular link between the disease and PTSD. Learn more about this study […]

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Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

It’s no secret that the Alzheimer’s epidemic is growing with 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65 living with the disease. As a United States veteran, you may be entitled to unique benefits that can help you carry the financial burden an Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis can bring. Learn more about veterans benefits for […]

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Light the World Teal for Alzheimer’s

Light the World Teal for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is reaching epidemic proportions worldwide. In order to raise awareness of the disease and show support for those living with it, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is asking landmarks across the country to change their lights to teal for Alzheimer’s. Learn more about the campaign and how you can participate on a local level. […]

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Scientists Work Towards Better, Cheaper Alzheimer’s Test

Scientists Work Towards Better, Cheaper Alzheimer’s Test

Alzheimer’s disease is wreaking havoc on public health, costing Americans an estimated $259 billion in debt along with untold personal trauma. Researchers are still working to understand what triggers the disease and, ultimately, how to stop it, but their focus is on early prevention and detection. Learn more about the scientists who are working towards a better, cheaper Alzheimer’s […]

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