Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

ADRD Community Resources

The Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) would like to share our interest and offer the community resources on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. On this page you find information to further educate the public and promote activities and resources associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

MAGEC Provides Educational sessions about the Alzheimer ’s disease and related dementia (ADRD). MAGEC is a project supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Geriatric Education Centers under Grant Number UB4HP19066.

This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, U.S. Government or MAGEC.

Alzheimer’s Association

On a national level The Alzheimer’s Association contributes to support services in the community by providing resources (such as referrals to physicians, facilities, elder law attorneys, and educational programs) as well as 24/7 support. The association has coordinators and social workers that provide counseling either in person or by phone in order to assist Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families in accessing long-term services and support.

The Alzheimer’s Association has regional chapters that provide support to the local community. Here in south Florida there is the Southeast Florida chapter that has locations in Miami, West Palm Beach, Hobe Sound, and Deerfield Beach. The Southeast Florida chapter has local support groups and it provides phone and personal counseling for Alzheimer’s disease patients and families. Additionally, the chapter provides educational programs and resources (such as lists of elder law attorneys, neurologists, physicians, and memory disorder clinics, among others) to greater assist the Alzheimer’s community in accessing long-term services and support.

Articles and slide shows associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease Related Material
Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Nutrition

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease Frequently Asked Questions

Alzheimer’s Mortality Varies Widely Between States

Alzheimer’s Grips Brain Before Mental Decline

Any Exercise May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk at Any Age

Brain Scans Show Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s

Drug May Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Earlier

Key Challenges for Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease

Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Alzheimer’s

Longer Use of Alzheimer’s Drug May Help Patients

Ask Alzheimer’s Patient Caregiver: Patch or Pill Therapy?

Federal Funds Launch First Alzheimer’s Prevention Study

Delirium Hits Hard in Hospitalized Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s Cases May Triple by 2050

Early Warning Signs: When to Call the Doctor About Alzheimer’s

When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease

1 in 7 People with Alzheimer’s Lives Alone

Alzheimer’s Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds

Red-Flag Delusions to Watch Out For

Report Outlines Amyloid PET Imaging Criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease

Vascular Lesions May Impair Cognition More Than Amyloid Deposition

Cardiac Disease May Double Women’s Risk of Cognitive Impairment

Medicare Needs More Data Before Covering Amyloid Scans

Alzheimer’s Assessment Scale May Not Be Accurate Enough

Potential Impact of Amyloid Imaging on Diagnosis and Intended Management in Patients With Progressive Cognitive Decline

Memantine in patients with Alzheimer’s disease receiving donepezil: new analyses of efficacy and safety for combination therapy

Long-term associations between cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine use and health outcomes among patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Coupled Cognitive and Functional Change in Alzheimer’s Disease and the Influence of Depressive Symptoms

Renovating Alzheimer’s‘Constructive’ Reflections on the New Clinical and Research Diagnostic Guidelines

HHS Releases the 2013 Update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Seen on Scans Decades Before Dementia, Study Shows

Report: Alzheimer’s disease now fastest-growing threat to US health

“Thinking About It for Somebody Else”: Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Proxy Decision Makers’ Translation of Ethical Principles Into Practice

Neuropsychological Correlates of Capacity Determinations in Alzheimer Disease: Implications for Assessment

Phenotyping Apathy in Individuals With Alzheimer Disease Using Functional Principal Component Analysis

Memantine May Improve Cognition in Bipolar Disorder

Alzheimer Disease in Down Syndrome

Mild Physical Impairment Predicts Future Diagnosis of Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type

Preclinical Brain Amyloid Deposition Is Linked to Poor Sleep

Are Low HDL and High LDL Cholesterol Linked to Cerebral Amyloidosis?

Early Surgical Menopause Is Linked to Cognitive Decline

BACE Inhibitor Lowers Beta-Amyloid Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

Microglial Modulator May Improve Cognitive Function in Patients With MCI

MRI and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for predicting progression to Alzheimer’s disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment: a diagnostic accuracy study

Unintended Effects of Cardiovascular Drugs on the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Sundowning

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease — the Basics

Alzheimer’s Disease Stages

Types of Alzheimer’s Disease

Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk: Study Results, if confirmed, might point to new treatments

Some Brain ‘Pathways’ Possibly Tied to Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s prevention: Does it exist?

Do Autoantibodies Cause Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy-Related Inflammation?

Personal Care for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Progression, Step by Step

Treating Agitation in People With Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Tips for Maintaining a Normal Life

Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy Options

Medical Reference Related to Alzheimers

Subscale Validation of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire: Comparison of Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative and National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center Cohorts

Psychological and behavioral symptoms delayed by early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Genetic Carriers At Highest Risk For Alzheimer’s Take Positive Steps After Learning Risk Status

Weill Cornell Presents Updated Results From Phase 3 Trial Of IVIG For Alzheimer’s Disease

Paeonol For Neurodegenerative Diseases

Potential Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker: Path Of Plaque Buildup In Brain

Copper May Be Tied to Alzheimer’s

New Clues to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Found

Hospitalized, elderly, and delirious: What should you do for these patients?

A young geriatrician on the struggles of Alzheimer’s patients — and their caretakers

Alzheimer’s ‘affects a family in every way there is

10 Symptoms of Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Communicating in Alzheimer’s World

What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

FDA Approves Exelon Patch for Severe Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Drugs Linked to Lower Risk for MI, Death

Researchers seek Alzheimer’s clues in people with Down syndrome

Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias take spotlight at NIH workshop

The dilemma of delirium in older patients

Do Your Genes Contribute to Alzheimer’s?

Causes and Risk Factors of Alzheimer’s Disease

Making the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Better Hygiene Could Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s

Fornix Changes May Be First Clue to Cognitive Decline

Art and Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s May Vary, Brain to Brain

Mental health benefits under the new health care reform law

Quiz: Alzheimer’s Myths and Facts

Test of Alzheimer’s Drug Gets Large Federal Grant

What Not to Prescribe: APA List Aims to Make Patients Safer

Do Statins Impair Cognition?

Stressful Middle Age & Alzheimer’s Risk in Women

Stress May Increase Risk for Cognition, Memory, and Psychologic Problems

Sleep Quality May Influence Cognition Among Middle-Aged Adults

The Association Between Diet and Cognition May Vary With Gender

FDA Approves Second Brain Amyloid Imaging Tracer

Alzheimer’s Aggression

International Collaboration Finds 11 New Alzheimer’s Genes to Target for Drug Discovery

The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic?

Science You Can Use: Could breastfeeding lower your risk of Alzheimer’s?

Subjective Cognitive Decline: The Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Genomic Studies of Non-Caucasians Could Deepen Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease

MRI Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

Aerobic Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function in Patients With MCI

Effect of Vitamin E and Memantine on Functional Decline in Alzheimer Disease

Study Finds Dietary Supplement Improves Cognitive Functioning in Alzheimer’s Patients

Aerobic Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function in Patients With MCI

Amyloid PET Imaging: Appropriate Use Criteria Activity

Practical Approaches to Managing Patients With Moderate to Severe Alzheimer Disease Activity

Moderate to Severe Alzheimer’s: Managing Your Loved One’s Care

Amyloid Imaging: Understanding the Appropriate Use Criteria

Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy Options

Progression towards Alzheimer’s disease indicated by an abnormal resting-state functional brain network

Misfolded proteins are capable of forming tree-like aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease

Tentative molecular link between head injury and Alzheimer’s

Problems in clock genes contribute to neurodegeneration

Vascular changes in the neck may play role in Alzheimer’s disease

Keeping astrocytes’ phagocytic process from slowing has implications for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

How Alzheimer’s Progresses

Amyloid-β diurnal pattern: possible role of sleep in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis

Predicting time from Alzheimer’s onset to nursing home, death

Anavex 2-73 blocks Tau and amyloid-beta proteins in a preclinical model of Alzheimer’s disease

Photo therapy may someday cure brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Increasingly, Adults With Down Syndrome Face Alzheimer’s

Tau-Based Therapeutics Emerge as Potential Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Genomic Studies of Non-Caucasians Could Deepen Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease

Cancer and Chemotherapy Are Associated With a Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer’s

Concussions Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk in Study

Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer’s Risk

Managing Complications of Alzheimer’s Disease

Traumatic Brain Injury and Accelerated Alzheimer’s

DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer’s Risk: Study

The Silence of Doctors Around Alzheimer’s

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

Smell Tests Show Potential for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Florbetaben Imaging Reliably Excludes Amyloid Pathology

TDP-43 May Be a New Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

World Alzheimer Report 2014: the key points

Benzodiazepines Linked to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

Marijuana Compound a Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s?

Novel Intervention May Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

Benzodiazepine Use and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: Case-Control Study

Tau, not amyloid-beta, triggers neuronal death process in Alzheimer’s

Walnut-enriched diet slows Alzheimer’s progression in mice

Male sleep difficulties may warn of Alzheimer’s

Close link between Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease unlocked by researchers

Radiologists use MRIs to find biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease

Nobel discovery opens window onto Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers propose new milestones to augment National Alzheimer’s Plan

Roskamp Institute Discovers New Target for Drugs to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

5 States Expected to See the Biggest Increase in Alzheimer’s Disease

Therapeutic program reverses Alzheimer’s memory loss, UCLA researcher says

Herpes Simplex May Double Alzheimer’s Risk

Slideshow: Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Risk

Discover 7 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Hidden Alzheimer’s Disease Risks

Alzheimer’s Disease Questions and Answers

Alzheimer’s Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

Big Data: Could It Ever Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

Novel Intervention May Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

CSF Biomarkers Alone May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

Marijuana Compound a Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s Association Backs Three Nondrug Studies

CSF Findings Highlight Role of Sleep in Alzheimer’s

A Cause for Nocturnal Wakefulness in Alzheimer Disease?

Herpes Simplex May Double Alzheimer’s Risk

Benzodiazepine Use and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: Case-Control Study

Hypertension Adds to Genetic Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Brain?

Video: The Effects of Lifestyle and Nutrition on Alzheimer’s Disease

Video: The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

Video: Preventive Measures for Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia Related Material
Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

Heart Problems Tied to Early Signs of Dementia

Brain Exercises and Dementia

Spouse Has Dementia? You’re at Risk Too

Projections of the Future Prevalence of Dementia

The War Against Dementia

FDG–PET May Be the Strongest Predictor of Alzheimer’s Dementia in MCI

Late-Life Depression Increases Risk of Dementia

‘Dementia Dogs’ Give Patients Back Their Lives

New system can help spot sleep disturbance in people with early dementia

Alternative Decision-Makers’ Perspectives on Assent and Dissent for Dementia Research

Decision Making for Participation in Dementia Research

Public’s Approach to Surrogate Consent for Dementia Research: Cautious Pragmatism

Clinical and Ethical Aspects of Financial Capacity in Dementia: A Commentary

Experts Debate Electronic Tracking of Dementia Patients

High Blood Glucose Linked to Dementia Even Without Diabetes

Population Screening for Dementia May Not Lead to Better Clinical Outcomes

Delaying Retirement May Reduce Risk for Dementia

Can Poor Dental Health Cause Dementia?

Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

Anemia Might Raise Dementia Risk, Study Suggests

Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain- Study found patients taking metformin were 20 percent less likely to develop dementia

Dementia Directory

EEG in Dementia and Encephalopathy

Nondemented, Very Elderly Subjects Have a High Prevalence of Positive Amyloid Scans

Anesthesia, Surgery Linked to a Doubling of Dementia Risk

Anemia in the Elderly a Potential Dementia Risk Factor

Does Personality Affect Risk for Dementia? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Quality of Life in Dementia: Impact of Cognition and Insight on Applicability of the SF-36

Tailored interventions may help caregivers of those with dementia

How to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

The importance of computerized cognitive testing for dementia

Early Dementia Risk Factors Can Show Up in Teens

Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers in dementia and hypertension

Web Audio: Making the distinction between dementia and delirium

Is Dementia Incidence Declining?

Misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Is Linked to Less Severe Dementia Profile

High Blood Sugar Levels and Dementia Risk

How to Visit a Friend or Acquaintance with Dementia

Are Some People Immune to Dementia?

Temporoparietal Cortical Thickness May Be Effective Measure for Identifying Atypical Dementia

Dementia Costs Top Cancer, Heart Disease

Novel Exercise Program May Help Patients With Dementia

Brain research provides new clues to Pavlovian conditioning and may improve treatment of dementia

Good news about the global epidemic of dementia

Exercise Improves Memory, Attention in Dementia Patients, Study

Sex Among Dementia Patients Spurs Call for Policies

New cognitive model ‘could detect early-stage dementia’

Can Omega-3s Help Prevent Dementia?

Dementia: Is Gluten the Culprit?

Keeping People With Dementia at Home Longer

Friendly Dogs Better Than Friendly People in Dementia Therapy

Lifestyle Intervention Improves Memory and Thinking in Older Adults at Risk for Dementia

Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia

Dementia breakthrough: Cancer drug that fights Alzheimer’s disease

Study examines impact of music on dementia patients

Adult asthma linked to higher dementia risk

Study: Brain injuries in older age could boost dementia risk

Krembil researchers potentially discover major cause of dementia

How to help prevent dementia

Cold sores increase the risk of dementia

Dementia: Memory apps and lighting ‘as important as drugs’

Memory Related Material
Memory Loss in Older Adults Varies by Race/Ethnicity

Increased Confusion and Memory Loss in Adults Over 60

2 Things You Need for a Younger Brain

Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?

Sleep Deprivation and Memory Loss

How to Reduce Memory Loss in Old Age

Understanding Memory Loss: What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering

‘Senior Moments’ Linked to Brain Protein

How Is Your Memory Holding Up?

Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) Quiz

Memory Quiz: Why Do We Forget?

7 Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss

When words get stuck between mind and mouth

‘Brain Training’ May Help Aging Brains

Foods That May Harm the Brain

Mediterranean Diet Improves Cognition

Tau Protein in Normal Older Adults Is Linked to Memory Decline

Slow Gait, Cognitive Complaints Predict Cognitive Decline

Caregiver Related Material
For Alzheimer’s Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break

Alzheimer’s Disease and Adult Day Care

Coping With Alzheimer’s: Special Instructions for Caregivers

Personal Care for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

The Legal Issues of Caregiving

Gadgets and Strategies for Caregivers

14 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Adapting Your Home for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Straining Caregiver Resources: Report

Six Clinical Questions to Ask Older Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

The Administration on Aging has designed a number of webinars associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia for a range of professional disciplines. The Stanford Geriatric Education Center has created webinars on the following: Ethnicity & the Dementias and Tackling Tough Topics in Ethnogeriatrics.

The Council on Aging has a number of educational programs and materials that may also be helpful to caregivers, older persons and geriatric professionals.

Top Alzheimer’s and Dementia Videos and reading list:

Videos:
Away From Her (2007)
The Savages (2007)
Aurora Borealis (2006)
Sundowning (2005)
The Notebook (2004)
A Song For Martin (2001)
Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch (2001)
Firefly Dreams (2001)
Age Old Friends (1989)
Sundowning (2005)
Momento (2000)
The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s
Away with Her (2006)
Memories of Tomorrow (2006)
Driving Miss Daisy
An Alzheimer’s Story (1987)
Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer’s Story (2004)
I Never Sang For My Father (1970)
50 First Dates (2004)
Bollywood Movies: U, Me Aur Hum (2010)
The Dying of The Light
There is a Bridge
ABC News Primetime-Alzheimer’s dogs

Great books See www.activitytherapy.com
Nutritional Concerns and Recommendations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A guide for Long Term Care and Special Care Units.
The Dementia Care Plan Dictionary
The Glass Seed
Creating Moments of Joy
The Best Friends Book of Activities
Best Friends Staff
Grandfathers Memories To His Grandchild
Sensory Enrichment Program
Wakeup

Magazines:
Alzheimer’s Care Guide
Advance for Long Term Care Management
Nursing Home Magazine of Canada
Creative Forecasting
Eldersong (Great Resource for Ideas)
A New Day Newsletter
Reminisce Magazine
Good Ole Days

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Programs: See www.activitytherapy.com
Alzheimer’s program Calendars
Sensory Enrichment Calendars
Timeslips (www.timeslips.org)
Wandering Committee Guidelines
Reminisce and Relaxation Videos
Best Friends Activities Vol 1 & 2
Dementia Care Plans
Wake Up Book
Creating Moments of Joy
Nutritional Considerations for Alzheimer’s and dementia
In-services for Dementia Units

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners www.nccdp.org Interactive Exercises

Exercise 1: Quality of Care
Divide participants into groups: Provide paper and pencils.
Ask each group to write down the steps to brushing your teeth. Allow 20 minutes.

The group with the most steps wins the prize. have the group with the most steps, read their steps out loud. Have a discussion about breaking down steps for everything task. How does it benefit the resident? are the staffs really able to provide this with the current staffing you have? How could they help each other? Is there a way to compromise and still allow the resident to have some independence and function at their highest level?

Exercise 2: Quality of Life
Divide the participants into groups: Provide paper and pencils.
Give the group 30 minutes to make a list of 50 activities that could be conducted with a dementia group other than Trivia, Bingo or Word Games which are not appropriate.

Have each group read the list. Take the list and type it up and place in a frame on the dementia unit or in the day rooms. Currently are your nursing assistants helping with activities and if not, why not? How can the cna’s help in the day rooms?

Exercise 3: Stress, Agitation and Combativeness
Divide the participants into groups: Provide paper and pencils.
Give the group 30 minutes to come up with interventions for an agitated resident who is pacing and keeps saying “over and over I want to go home”, that offers comfort and is soothing. This is for a male or female.
Have each group read the list.

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners www.nccdp.org
20 Reasons to Provide Comprehensive Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education by NCCDP approved Alzheimer’s and Dementia Trainers

1. Ensures staffs are trained to provide compassionate and competent care.
2. Staff has a comprehensive training and knowledge base in the area of dementia care.
3. Staff provided with the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers.
4. Staff is provided the opportunity to interact with their peers on a variety of dementia topics.
5. In-service directors recognize the need to provide many aspects of dementia education.
6. Minimum dementia education has proven to not be effective.
7. The staff appreciates the additional education and wants to understand this population.
8. Facilities are now 80 to 90 percent dementia and warranting comprehensive dementia knowledge base.
9. All new staff must receive at minimum 8 hours of comprehensive dementia training.
10. New methods and information is always available in the area of dementia care and should be provided to the staff.
11. Demonstration of commitment to one’s chosen profession in obtaining a higher level of Alzheimer’s and dementia education.
12. Increases self confidence and self esteem because of dementia training.
13. Improves staff skills and knowledge.
14. Staff expands their knowledge through dementia training and education.
15. Through Dementia education, staffs gain a sense of pride in the care they provide.
16. Allows facility to stay competitive vs. other facilities not offering comprehensive and ongoing dementia education.
17. Reinforces facility management commitment to professional excellence.
18. Clarifies the companies’ personal values and commitment towards education.
19. Reduces staff burnout and turnover because of comprehensive dementia education.
20. Families have confidence in employees with extensive dementia education.

EVENTS

FREE Online Education for Caregivers of Patients with Dementia and IDD and Ethnic and Racial Minorities

In a webinar series, expert researchers will discuss:

  • “Dementia: Special Issues Related to Ethnic and Racial Minorities” (February 18, 2015)
  • “Dementia in People with Down Syndrome or Other Intellectual Disabilities” (February 26, 2015)

February 18th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PST): Xavier Cagigas, PhD, Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine and Lekeisha Sumner, PhD, ABPP, Associate Professor, California School of Professional Psychology; Alliant International University; and
February 26th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PST): Linda Nelson, PhD, ABPP, Professor, Emerita, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, National Task Group Steering Committee

The direct link to registration is http://geronet.ucla.edu/cgec-aces

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Christy Ann Lau at christylau@mednet.ucla.edu or
310-312-0531. Feel free to forward this information to anyone who may be interested.

TAKE ACTION! Speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s and their families. Join fellow supporters, caregivers and patients for Advocacy Day on February 28th in Olympia, WA to learn about the legislative process, meet face-to-face with elected officials, and tell your personal story to those who make decisions affecting caregivers and families. Partnering together, you can communicate the importance of the Alzheimer’s Association’s policy priorities. To learn more click here.

To register email:mbarrett@alz.org or call: 206.529.3886

OTHER RESOURCES

Find a Clinical Trial

Research published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) indicates that over 60% of caregivers predecease their family members with care needs. This is why we can’t emphasize enough the need to recognize and address caregiver stress and burnout. Do you know the symptoms and ways to avoid burnout?

10 symptoms of caregiver stress

Tips to manage caregiver stress

*Alzheimer’s in the news- *
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (March 2014) announced the development of a new blood test that can accurately predict development of mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimers three years prior to onset in otherwise healthy individuals. With a 90% accuracy rate, this new and simple blood test may assist in the critical early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

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