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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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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Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

As Alzheimer’s disease and dementia progresses, communication can become impaired, leading to confusion, frustration and stress. Fortunately, there are ways for dementia caregivers to communicate effectively with loved ones impacted by the disease. Learn more from theses insightful communication tips for dementia caregivers. The Impact of Alzheimer’s and Dementia on Communication As dementia progresses, the person affected may […]

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Speech Changes, Pauses May Be First Signs of Alzheimer’s

Speech Changes, Pauses May Be First Signs of Alzheimer’s

A recent study has found that changes in speech may be the first signs of Alzheimer’s. The study, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, found that people with known cognitive issues experience significant changes in speech when compared to those without cognitive decline. Researchers are hopeful that a speech analysis could be instrumental in early detection of […]

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Disadvantages Raise the Risk of Dementia for African-Americans

Disadvantages Raise the Risk of Dementia for African-Americans

Recent studies explored the racial disparities in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and found that the stress of living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may substantially increase the risk of dementia among African-Americans. Learn more about these studies and the impact of social factors on brain health and the risk of dementia. Studies Show Racial Inequities Play a […]

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Canines for Dementia

Canines for Dementia

It’s undeniable that there’s something special about dogs. Most dog owners would tell you that their pets are an integral part of their family, with a desire to please their human owners and a strong personality. The Dementia Dog Project seeks to use loyal, loving and smart dogs to help people living with dementia manage […]

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What You Need to Know About Familial Alzheimer’s Disease

What You Need to Know About Familial Alzheimer’s Disease

Familial Alzheimer’s disease is an exceedingly rare form of Alzheimer’s, that was recently brought to light by the film, “Still Alice.” Learn more about the heartbreaking disease that devastates families and how you can determine your own risk. Familial Alzheimer’s Disease Familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) is a rare form of Alzheimer’s that is entirely passed down […]

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