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.

After a Diagnosis: Early-Stage Caregiving Tips

After a Diagnosis: Early-Stage Caregiving Tips

Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease where symptoms worsen over time. However, in the early stages of the disease, most people are able to function independently and some are still able to volunteer and work. This can be a challenging time for caregivers who want to be available to help while encouraging independence and respecting […]

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20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone With Dementia

20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone With Dementia

Last Updated: February 6, 2019 Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult job, one that can cause caregivers a great amount of stress. However, if you love someone with dementia, you know that the position can also bring joy into your life and be extremely rewarding as well. In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day […]

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How Vitamin B Slows Alzheimer’s Progression

How Vitamin B Slows Alzheimer’s Progression

Last Updated: February 1, 2019 How diet affects Alzheimer’s disease has been proven time again. Now, a recent study conducted by Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences examines vitamin B and it’s role in slowing down the progression of the disease. Learn more about Vitamin B – found in foods like cereals, dairy and fish – […]

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Alzheimer’s Care and Medicare: What You Need to Know

Alzheimer’s Care and Medicare: What You Need to Know

Last Updated: January 28, 2019 Medicare is a federal health insurance program that covers “medically-necessary” costs, but the term can be confusing when it comes to eligibility for long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Does custodial care fall under a “medically necessary” expense? Learn more about Alzheimer’s care costs and Medicare. Alzheimer’s Costs and Medicare […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Affects Families and Finances

Alzheimer’s Awareness Affects Families and Finances

Last Updated: January 25, 2019 A study from the University of Utah suggests that people who have a family history of Alzheimer’s are more likely to seek expert financial advice and delay retirement than those who do not have a family history of the disease. Learn more about this study and why researchers believe an […]

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How “Caregiver Education Days” Could Help Families Address Alzheimer’s

How “Caregiver Education Days” Could Help Families Address Alzheimer’s

No one can be fully prepared for the challenges of Alzheimer’s caregiving, but there are ways that we can better prepare caregivers for the demands the disease brings. That’s why one organization is encouraging caregivers to participate in “Caregiver Education Days.” Learn more about how Caregiver Education Days can help caregivers prepare for the challenges […]

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7 Technological Innovations for Those With Dementia

7 Technological Innovations for Those With Dementia

Last Updated: January 9, 2019 While time has not brought a cure for dementia, it has brought new technological innovations which can ease the caregiving burden and help keep those diagnosed more comfortable and safe. Learn more about these innovations for dementia and how they can help your parents and senior loved ones. 10 Technological […]

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How AI Could Detect Alzheimer’s Years Before a Medical Diagnosis

How AI Could Detect Alzheimer’s Years Before a Medical Diagnosis

A new study published in the journal Radiology demonstrates how artificial intelligence (AI) can improve brain imaging to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study found that using AI may help doctors detect Alzheimer’s six years before a medical diagnosis is made – opening the door for more lifestyle changes, preparation and treatment methods. […]

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Air Pollution and Dementia: Study Shows More Evidence of Link Between the Two

Air Pollution and Dementia: Study Shows More Evidence of Link Between the Two

New research has found a positive association between air pollution and dementia, supporting the findings of previous studies. The latest research study used data from the Clinical Practice Research Database to compare dementia diagnoses by zip code, finding that those in higher polluted areas were more likely to eventually develop the disease. Learn more about the […]

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