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.

CDC Reports That Alzheimer’s Cases Will Double by 2060

CDC Reports That Alzheimer’s Cases Will Double by 2060

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the first of its kind to forecast the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by ethnicity and race. The report found that the burden of Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia will double by 2060, with minority populations having the largest increase due to population […]

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Link Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia

Link Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia

Last Updated: December 10, 2018 Vitamin D is essential for good health in aging adults and may play a role in the prevention of diabetes, hypertension and multiple sclerosis. A recent study has found that a vitamin D deficiency may also play a role in the development of dementia. Learn more about the link found […]

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Study Identifies Biggest Alzheimer’s Caregiver Challenges

Study Identifies Biggest Alzheimer’s Caregiver Challenges

There are approximately 15 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. While it’s no secret that caregiving can take an emotional, financial and physical toll, not much progress has been made when it comes to alleviating the caregiving burden. Recently, researchers examined what is […]

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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 19, 2018 “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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Celebrating Caregivers During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Celebrating Caregivers During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Last Updated: November 12, 2018 November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month as well as National Caregivers Month. Caregivers are on the front lines of the fight against Alzheimer’s, witnessing its devastating effects daily. This month, let’s celebrate caregivers for all they do and for the impact they have in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s, […]

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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 now living with the disease in the United States. As a U.S. veteran, you may be entitled to unique veterans benefits that can help you carry the financial burden an Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis can bring. Learn more […]

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Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: November 7, 2018 Studies have shown a link between childhood post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Until now, the studies have suggested a link between the two conditions, but a new study from the University Medical Center of Goettingen in Germany recently discovered a molecular link […]

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Babysitting Grandchildren Could Lower the Risk for Alzheimer’s

Babysitting Grandchildren Could Lower the Risk for Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: October 26, 2018 There’s nothing like children to keep older adults active and joyful. A recent study shows that babysitting grandchildren may actually prevent Alzheimer’s disease by increasing brain function and memory. In addition to boosting brain power, babysitting has been linked to decreased rates of depression. Learn more about the correlation between babysitting […]

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