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2019 Studies Shed Light on Alzheimer's in Women

2019 Studies Shed Light on Alzheimer’s in Women

September 10, 2019

By Alissa Sauer

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  all women. Learn more about the impact of the disease on women and the studies …

Why Is Alzheimer's More Likely in Women?

Why Is Alzheimer’s More Likely in Women?

September 05, 2019

By Alissa Sauer

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 Is More Likely in …

September 21 Marks World Alzheimer's Day

September 21 Marks World Alzheimer’s Day

September 03, 2019

By Alissa Sauer

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 …

Make a Difference During World Alzheimer's Month

Make a Difference During World Alzheimer’s Month

August 29, 2019

By Jessica Gwinn

Last Updated: August 29, 2019 September is World Alzheimer’s Month and it’s an ideal time to get involved, help raise awareness and show support so we can one day find a cure for the disease. When my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2005, it suddenly all made sense. She hadn’t been herself for some time, …

How Are Purple Angels Improving Hospital Stays for Dementia?

How Are Purple Angels Improving Hospital Stays for Dementia?

August 22, 2019

By Ann Napoletan

Last Updated: August 22, 2019 During our Alzheimer’s disease journey, one of my greatest fears was that Mom might develop an issue necessitating a hospital stay. Just the thought of it made my hair stand on end. I couldn’t imagine having to remove her from familiar surroundings where she felt reasonably safe most of the …

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

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

August 20, 2019

By Alissa Sauer

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 …

How Alzheimer's Is Diagnosed

How Alzheimer’s Is Diagnosed

August 13, 2019

By Alissa Sauer

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. …

Alzheimer's Screenings Often Overlooked During Senior Wellness Exams

Alzheimer’s Screenings Often Overlooked During Senior Wellness Exams

August 08, 2019

By Alissa Sauer

A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association found that less than half of primary care physicians surveyed routinely tested patients age 65 and older for cognitive issues, despite 10% of people over 65 having Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about the lack of cognitive testing in routine care and why advocates are calling for Alzheimer’s screenings …

Alzheimer's: Inheritable Traits That Family Members Should Know About

Alzheimer’s: Inheritable Traits That Family Members Should Know About

August 06, 2019

By Sherry Christiansen

If you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you may have wondered at one point in time, how likely the disease is to be passed on genetically. Which inheritable traits should families know about and should you pursue genetic testing? Learn more from a recent Harvard Health article that provides …

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