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.

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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Dementia’s Impact on Age, Brain

Dementia’s Impact on Age, Brain

As Alzheimer’s progresses, it can bring an onslaught of different symptoms including memory loss and personality changes. Until now, the manifestation of these symptoms has only been observed through the actions and behavior of people with the disease. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden are using PET imaging to show changes in the brain […]

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Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Sequence

Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Sequence

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 […]

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Using the Spark Memories Radio App for Dementia

Using the Spark Memories Radio App for Dementia

World renowned Alzheimer’s expert, musician, neurologist and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. has co-founded an app to help engage people with dementia through music. The SPARK Memories Radio app is a streaming music app that creates personalized playlists to reduce agitation in people who have the disease. Learn more about how the app […]

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