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Dementia Activities and their Benefits

Scott Silknitter, founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems, shares dementia activities and their benefits, as well as insight to enhancing the quality of life of people living with dementia. Learn more from his discussion with Alzheimers.net. Dementia Activities and Benefits There are many [...]

On a Personal Note…Why I Walk (Steve Barbieri)

My name is Steven A. Barbieri. I will be 55 years old in November of this year, and I have dementia. I was diagnosed about three years ago, on Oct 18, 2012. That phone...

Senate Approves Landmark Increase in Alzheimer’s Research Funding

Alzheimer’s is one of the most deadly diseases in the United States that receives limited funding to put towards research efforts. However, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed a 60% increase in Alzheimer’s research funding, that, if passed into [...]

Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s

Deep brain stimulation is a neurosurgical procedure that has been shown to be an effective form of treatment for several disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. A new study found that deep brain stimulation may also be helpful when it comes [...]

Living with Early-Onset Dementia

Kate Swaffer, author of: “What the Hell Happened to My Brain?” was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 49. She speaks with Alzheimers.net about her diagnosis today and shares an excerpt from her book with us. Learn [...]

Mikey Hoag: Calling on a Community to Raise Funds

Nothing made Michaela (Mikey) Hoag of Atherton, California, feel more powerless than when her father, living more than 2,000 miles away on the East Coast, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Unable to help with...

Signs of Alzheimer’s Seen 18 Years Before Symptoms

The results of a study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago show that signs of cognitive impairment can be detected as early as 18 years before the disease is diagnosed. Learn more about this study and what it means for [...]

Detecting Alzheimer’s Decades Early

Doctors and scientists stress the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to increase treatment options and slow its progression. Now, new technologies are detecting Alzheimer’s earlier than ever before. Learn more about why this is important and [...]

Caregiver 101

Caregiving 101 By Michael Plontz A family member has just been diagnosed with an illness that will eventually require round-the-clock care. Of course you want to be the one giving that care. This decision is usually made without hesitation; [...]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

What’s With All of the “Walk” Talk? Ahh, summer, the season that lays claim to some of our nation’s favorite collective activities.  The heady scents of Hawaiian Tropic Suntan Lotion and chicken smothered in barbecue sauce cooking on the [...]

Nedra Brown – Why I Walk

I walk… because like so many other caregivers, I have been through the agony of watching a loved one face Alzheimer’s and lose the battle. We, who have been through this, have seen the...

How Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Studies continue to show the impact that positive life changes can have on brain health, so the Alzheimer’s Association compiled simple and easy to follow steps for preventing cognitive decline and reducing the risk of dementia. Learn more about these [...]

I Am More than My Diagnosis

Tim, diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia in 2012, living with HIV Working in information technology and then for many years as a part of a management team, my career was very important to me. At the end of 2009, however, [...]

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