— 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 …

— Alzheimer’s Association presents Let’s Wash Up! The 2nd annual Prince William Area Dementia Caregivers Symposium Saturday, June 9, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. James J. McCoart Administration Building 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192 People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias slowly become less able to take care of themselves. Bathing is often the most difficult personal care activity that caregivers face. It’s normal to feel some frustration when best efforts to help are not working. Join AARP …

— CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Center on Aging (WYCOA) and Wyoming’s chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association offer a webinar series for caregivers, friends, and family of dementia patients. The webinars may be seen online, or at a viewing site around the state, including the AARP State Office in Cheyenne. The webinar series takes place each Friday starting May 11 and running through June 8 and will feature a different topic specific to caregivers of dementia patient each week. The webinars focus …

— Professionals from nonprofit organizations, county government, and faith based organizations are invited to attend, along with family caregivers. This is the required seminar for those pursuing Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification, to qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify, please visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org. You are also welcome to come for the education only, without seeking certification. The seminar will cover the following modules: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Communication, Feelings, Depression, Repetitive …

— By Danica Lucker More than half a million Coloradans care for an older parent, spouse or other relative. Many of them were thrust into the role without adequate time or information to be ready. “Many times, it comes about because of crisis,” said Judy Rough, senior director of strategic alliances at the Society of Certified Senior Advisors in Denver. “And being thrown into something you are not prepared for doesn’t usually get you the best results.” Rough will be one …

— By Dr. Smita Patel, NorthShore Center for Brain Health We often get questions related to testing for “the Alzheimer’s gene”, and I’d like to talk a little about genes, genetic testing and Alzheimer’s. There are a handful of known mutated genes that can be passed from parent to child that cause early onset, “dominantly inherited” Alzheimer’s disease. People may wonder if this gene runs in their family, and if they should be genetically tested for it. But, the families who …

— Diagnosed with dementia and without a job, volunteering for the issues and people she cares about the most has kept Jackie Coleman happier than ever before. Shortly after Coleman lost her dream job as a disability rights lawyer due to her diagnosis, she decided to become an AARP member and soon after that a volunteer with the AARP California Capitol Response Team, “where I make sure that we get approved the right laws that benefit those who are 50 years …