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New tool helps choose the best intervention for each dementia patient

Every three seconds, a new case of dementia is diagnosed somewhere in the world. The term encompasses a group of neurodegenerative diseases that have no cure and which affect memory, cognitive abilities and behavior, and includes Alzheimer’s disease. According to World Health Organization (WHO) data, it is estimated that dementia affects about 50 million people […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be a Priority for Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers

The first COVID-19 vaccine was kicked off in the U.S. in mid-December, following an arduous developmental journey. The Wall Street Journal referred to the first rollout of COVID-19 immunizations as “the most urgent mass immunization campaign” since polio.

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Dementia taking toll during pandemic, how to spot the signs

Preliminary reports from the CDC indicate there were at least 42,000 more deaths from Alzheimer’s and other dementia in 2020, than the five-year average.

The pandemic is taking a devastating toll on older Americans.

Now more than ever noticing the early signs and having a plan […]

A New Book to Teach Children About Alzheimer’s

To help adults discuss Alzheimer’s disease with young children in an age-appropriate way, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has published “Dancing with Granddad: An Alzheimer’s Story for Children and Their Families” in both English and Spanish. The book can be purchased through AFA’s e-store at Proceeds go toward AFA programs, services and research […]


Stress doesn’t just affect your mood—it can have long-term health impacts as well if you don’t take steps to manage it constructively. For individuals who face the stressful task of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, which has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing six […]

Dementia and COVID: What families and physicians should know

Early in the pandemic, neurologists expressed concern that COVID-19 patients with dementia may be at higher risk for complications and mortality.

But those fears have not been realized, according to a new study of patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic in New York City. The study, led by […]

These images show what it’s like to live with dementia

Shifts in the patterns of wallpaper design or the locations of items may not seem like much – but they add up to an unsettling change in how someone perceives the world around them. One image shows a kitchen with handwritten-notes pasted to the walls. An edited version makes these notes harder to read.

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Alzheimers Q&A: What do the different caregiver terms mean?

Caregiver. Care partner. Caretaker.

These are terms used to describe someone who renders care for another.

Typically, a caregiver is a person who provides care for someone who is unable to care for himself or herself independently. The recipient is passive.

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Alzheimer’s Association report shows increasing burden on patients, caregivers and health system

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report by the Alzheimer’s Association, paints a sobering picture of the disease and its trajectory. The recently released 2021 Facts and Figures show an increasing burden on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system.

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Pandemic has put strain on dementia patients

Weeks into the beginning of the pandemic, experts noticed the virus devastatingly affected the elderly population. Senior centers were quickly shut down and closed to the public. Operators of these centers say, patients are still feeling the impacts of isolation. “In some ways, isolation has been more of a severe impact than COVID,” says Carol […]