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.

2019 Studies Shed Light on Alzheimer’s in Women

2019 Studies Shed Light on Alzheimer’s in Women

Although Alzheimer’s is a global epidemic, recent studies are showing that women bear a disproportionate burden of the disease. The reason for this remains largely unclear, but an increasing body of research is taking a closer look at Alzheimer’s in women. Learn more about the impact of the disease on women and the studies that […]

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Why Is Alzheimer’s More Likely in Women?

Why Is Alzheimer’s More Likely in Women?

Last Updated: September 5, 2019 It’s no secret that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers previously attributed this to the longevity of women, but scientists are finding that there may be other contributing factors to the disease. Learn more about the new studies and what may be causing more women to suffer from Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s […]

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September 21 Marks World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21 Marks World Alzheimer’s Day

The international campaign sponsored by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), “World Alzheimer’s Day” is a global effort to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Learn more about September 21, 2019, World Alzheimer’s Day, and how you can make a positive impact for a cure this month. A Global Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease The […]

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How Technology Can Help People With Alzheimer’s Avoid Emergency Rooms

How Technology Can Help People With Alzheimer’s Avoid Emergency Rooms

Many Americans are turning to technology in hopes of detecting or preventing medical conditions or diseases, like Alzheimer’s. More than just expensive, emergency room visits for senior loved ones with the disease can be confusing and traumatizing. Learn more about the importance of avoiding unnecessary trips to emergency rooms for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease […]

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How Alzheimer’s Is Diagnosed

How Alzheimer’s Is Diagnosed

Last Updated: August 13, 2019 When you think a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, it can be tempting to look for an easy and quick diagnosis. While new research shows potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s through simple tests, such as blood tests or retina tests, actually diagnosing the disease requires a careful medical evaluation by a skilled physician. […]

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Doctors Say Brain Health Supplements Are “Pseudoscience”

Doctors Say Brain Health Supplements Are “Pseudoscience”

Brain health supplements are a $3.2 billion industry but neurologists are warning against their use, claiming many Americans are being scammed and served false hope. Learn more about the lack of evidence supporting brain health supplements and proven ways to support brain health. Brain Health Supplements in the United States Three neurologists from the University […]

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Alzheimer’s Brain Map Published by Scientists

Alzheimer’s Brain Map Published by Scientists

A recent study on the differences between healthy brains and those affected by Alzheimer’s disease has revealed a brain map, now freely available online for any scientist. A team of researchers from the University of Auckland, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester successfully published the most comprehensive map of the Alzheimer’s brain. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s […]

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Dementia: When Do You Announce a Diagnosis?

Dementia: When Do You Announce a Diagnosis?

Over 5.7 million Americans are living with dementia today. Unfortunately, even with such a staggering number of people coping with the diagnosis, a stigma still exists and it can be very difficult to share such a devastating diagnosis with co-workers, family members and friends. So, how do you know when it’s time? Read these tips […]

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