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.

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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Diagnosis Matters: Is It Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia?

Diagnosis Matters: Is It Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two terms often used interchangeably. However, the two conditions are different and diagnosing the cause of impaired cognition is incredibly important. Learn more about other conditions that cause dementia and why getting the correct diagnosis is important. Why an Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia Diagnosis Matters It is not uncommon for […]

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10 Caregiver Tips for Traveling With Alzheimer’s

10 Caregiver Tips for Traveling With Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: May 3, 2019 Summer is just around the corner and for many of us, that means fun family vacations. These vacations can turn stressful, however, for caregivers who are traveling with a parent or senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Although it can be overwhelming, foresight and proper preparation make it possible. Learn more from these […]

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