— Active Aging – “Still Climbing, Not Over the Hill” The local AARP Virginia Chapter #5335 is hosting an info session for people all over the Hanover and Ashland areas from 10 – 2:00 p.m.  on October 17th. This FREE event will promote smart strategies for healthy aging with topics including: Decluttering, Nutrition, Fitness demonstrations, and Alzheimer’s disease. This event will have free lunch provided, exhibits, door prizes and FLU shots (please bring insurance cards). While the event is free, space …

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— Arm Yourself with Knowledge at Symposium on Dementia The Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia Community Session in Lexington: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives.  It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer’s patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by about the time children born today are having children of their own. According to a recent survey, more than half of U.S. adults …

— It’s that time of year again – back to school! For most of us in the United States, receiving a formal education is assumed. Some of us even continue to achieve advanced degrees, and go on to hold cognitively challenging jobs. But we can’t stop after we walk across the stage to receive our diploma. Lifelong learning – and the kind of highly educated lifestyle that comes with it – is good for the brain!  Not only can education increase …

— Earlier this month, the Alzheimer’s Association and AARP announced they are joining forces to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting families with local resources to help address concerns and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging. The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder is a database of dementia and aging-related resources, developed to make it easier for caregivers, people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and those involved in making care-related decisions …

— By Natalie Missakian People began treating Bob Savage differently just days after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. Savage has a name for it: getting “dementia-tized.” “People started speaking slower,” Savage, of Southington, recalled. “They were very hesitant to talk to me. They kept talking to my wife. Within three or four days, the stigma took over, even with people I’ve known my whole life.” The 86-year-old retired special projects manager for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and …

— The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming right up, and we’d love to see you there! The Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s* will be Saturday, Sept. 15 at City Park. We are looking for bilingual field volunteers to help register and engage walk participants. These volunteers will be responsible for assisting participants with registration throughout walk grounds. For more information or to sign up, please contact Marlene Franco at mafranco@alz.org. Interested in a different role? No problem! We have tons of event day volunteer opportunities. To sign up, …

— AARP celebrated their 60 years anniversary at the Lynchburg ballpark on Thursday, July 12th. The Hillcats played the Potomac. AARP staff and volunteers were out there in full force to engage with the game attendees on the importance of voting in this Novembers elections and provided information on brain health. Not everyone is aware of brain health or the need for concern over it.  Jerry Padgett, a Lynchburg native who works in the mental health field, knows about the importance …

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— New Physician Survey Underscores the Need for Innovative Solutions to World’s Brain Health Crisis Impacting More Than 50 Million People In a nationwide news release, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins announced the new AARP Brain Health Fund is investing $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to disrupt dementia by supporting innovative research into dementia prevention and treatment. With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a …

— With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year[1], and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign aims to help drive new diagnostics and treatments for dementias while providing education, support and hope for patients and family caregivers impacted by the physical, emotional and financial stress of dementia. The centerpiece of the campaign is AARP’s new $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), the first and largest venture …

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— With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign aims to help drive new diagnostics and treatments for dementias while providing education, support and hope for patients and family caregivers impacted by the physical, emotional and financial stress of dementia. The centerpiece of the campaign is AARP’s new $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), the first and largest venture …