Jennifer Wegerer

About Jennifer Wegerer

Jennifer Wegerer is a writer and editor living in the Pacific Northwest. Originally from the Midwest, Jennifer graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in English and later earned a Certificate in Project Management from Portland State University. She's worked as a writer in the technical communications and marketing fields for over 15 years, taking a short break along the way to have twins. Along with writing, she enjoys movies, yoga, beach trips, wine tasting, and the chance to relax with friends and family.

Seniors Dance to Curb Alzheimer’s

Seniors Dance to Curb Alzheimer’s

Studies suggest that the Latino population faces a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease than others. But, staying physically active can help ward off symptoms. Getting in better shape through regular exercise, like dancing, can help seniors keep their bodies fit and their minds sharp. The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet fully understood among scientists, but […]

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How Technology Will Change the Future for Alzheimer’s Patients

How Technology Will Change the Future for Alzheimer’s Patients

Technology can help us see, hear and communicate better. Applying innovations in technology to the specific needs of Alzheimer’s patients, scientists are giving many seniors a safer and more independent life. Remembering names, losing keys and even finding their way home; seniors with Alzheimer’s face enormous challenges in dealing with what were once everyday tasks. […]

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Best Movies and TV Shows for Alzheimer’s Patients

Best Movies and TV Shows for Alzheimer’s Patients

Movies make for great memories. The story, the actors or even the person who watched with us, any of these can be a reason why a particular movie sticks in our memory. When seniors with Alzheimer’s watch a favorite movie or television show, it can stir positive memories and inspire good feelings about the caregivers […]

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Leaving the U.S. for Alzheimer’s Care

Leaving the U.S. for Alzheimer’s Care

Rising health care costs in the United States have led seniors affected by Alzheimer’s to travel to other countries for affordable, resort-style treatment. But is that treatment better than what they’d receive at home? In the United States, the financial costs of Alzheimer’s are staggering. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, out-of-pocket costs for Alzheimer’s care […]

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Top Alzheimer’s Books

Top Alzheimer’s Books

If you’re searching for books on Alzheimer’s disease, you’ll find an extensive list of choices. How can you narrow it down? Here is Alzheimers.net’s list of best Alzheimer’s books. You’ll find Alzheimer’s books written from many different perspectives, including caregivers, family members and physicians. Reading as much as you can about the disease obviously helps […]

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Best Alzheimer’s Blogs from 2013

Best Alzheimer’s Blogs from 2013

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million people. Many caregivers and activists have chosen to blog about their individual experiences with this disease. Alzheimers.net believes that sharing these stories helps generate support for Alzheimer’s advocacy and research funding.  Often, the stigma that comes with Alzheimer’s disease prevents people from talking about it. But some have […]

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Alzheimer’s Research Spending vs. Annual Care Costs

Alzheimer’s Research Spending vs. Annual Care Costs

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans. It’s the fifth leading cause of death in the United States overall, and care costs for Alzheimer’s patients exceed $200 billion. But somehow the government hasn’t made research into this disease a top priority.  Facts about Alzheimer’s In a year’s time, Alzheimer’s affects more people than cancer, heart disease […]

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4 Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

4 Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent studies have shown that treatments traditionally given for high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic conditions also lessen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Discoveries like these could lead to greater and possibly more effective alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s patients.  Traditional Treatments for Alzheimer’s Traditional Alzheimer’s medications treat cognitive symptoms of the disease, such as […]

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