Today's Top Alzheimer's News

NPR's StoryCorps focuses on Alzheimer's, the link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's, and the future of dementia and memory care (read more).    

Must reads

  • An October 22, 2013 NPR StoryCorps interview highlighted the impact of Alzheimer's on one family. According to the article, "The interview was first broadcast in 2006, and Ken died a year later. His daughters recently came back to a StoryCorps booth to talk about his legacy...His daughters say they listen to the original interview often."I think my father had the opportunity to say what was important in his life," Bhavani says. "And it really came down to love.""
  • An October 21, 2013 Bloomberg article reported on the link between a brain anomaly associated with Alzheimer's and the lack of sleep. According to the article, "Brain images of adults with an average age of 76 found that those who said they slept less or poorly had increased build-up of beta-amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s, according to research published today in JAMA Neurology. None of those in the study had been diagnosed with the disease."
  • An October 21, 2013 Atlanta Constitutional Journal article reported on the changing landscape of dementia and memory care. According to the article, "In April, gerontology researcher Anne P. Glass traveled to the Netherlands and witnessed innovative ideas about caring for people who have dementia. They included small, person-centered, home-like facilities; adult day care programs; an apartment complex where assisted living and nursing care practitioners came to the residents; and a unique village where residents who have dementia can walk to a supermarket, restaurant and park in a safe, caregiving environment…Although many people see the need to move a family member into a memory-loss community as a negative thing, it’s often positive for that person, Cavallo said. By adjusting medications, improving diet and providing engaging activities, residents may become more alert and healthier."

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