This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness of this devastating disease. You can start by learning and sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain.
Depression. Thoughts of suicide. Job loss. The unpaid role of being a family caregiver for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia comes with many risks and challenges, but it is one that increasing numbers of people are taking on as our population ages.
Please join other caregivers to learn about beneficial community resources, service providers, and approaches to caregiving from experts in the field. As in all things, knowledge is power when it comes to caregiving. If you have questions about caregiving this is the place to be! Sign up today to Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get In Touch
Staying Safe in Dementia Study- Learn more about a University of Colorado national online research study
The population of community-dwelling people with dementia is growing in the United States. About 5.8 million Americans – roughly 10% of all adults aged 65 years or older – are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Thank you for your interest in the Dementia Conversation Webinar scheduled for 2/9/23 at 10 AM MNT, you may find the following handouts beneficial.
More than 6.5 million people across the United States, including 76,000 Coloradans, are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the only major disease without a prevention or cure. Sadly, half of those with the disease never receive a diagnosis, preventing needed care and potentially putting these individuals and others at increased risk.
Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 13 million Americans by 2050, including 76,000 Coloradans today, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So, as you contemplate your New Year’s resolutions for 2023, consider there are steps you can take yourself to maintain and improve your cognitive function.
Holidays can be stressful enough, but when you add in a person living with dementia, gatherings with family and friends become more complex. Finding the right gift for our loved ones can be challenging. The Alzheimer's Association offers a caregiver holiday guide that shows how, with careful planning, family celebrations can continue to be a meaningful part of the holidays while ensuring safety, comfort and enjoyment for everyone.
October is the official start of flu season, and the time when many people consider getting a flu shot. In addition to protecting you from the flu, the shot may also help protect your brain.
For most people, the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, Nov. 6, means an extra hour of sleep. But for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, it may accelerate the disorientation that comes with “sundowning” that can last through the winter months.
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