Mandy Moore Named Ambassador for Women’s Brain Health Campaign
Mandy Moore, whose character Rebecca on "This is Us" has drawn national attention to Alzheimer’s and dementia, has agreed to be the national ambassador to the Be Brain Powerful® campaign, an effort to empower women to take control of their brain health.
Parade Magazine: Mandy Moore and UsA2 Board Member Greg O'Brien Dig Deep into the Realities of Life With Alzheimer's
Mandy Moore had never heard of mild cognitive impairment (a condition that can lead to Alzheimer’s) when she learned it was her character Rebecca Pearson’s fate in season 5 of This Is Us. Cue the research.
New UsAgainstAlzheimer's Center for Brain Health Equity to Address Disparate Impact of Dementia on Black and Latino Communities
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Receives $1.5 million CDC Cooperative Agreement to Fund the Development of Data-Based Strategies to Promote Brain Health Equity with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Black Nurses Association, and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles.
Call for a National Alzheimer’s Prevention Goal
Cognitive decline is not inevitable. It is time we aim to prevent it.
Sex Differences in Disorders of the Brain and Heart— A Global Crisis of Multimorbidity and Novel Opportunity
Dr. Jill Goldstein, Dr. Ana Langer, and Jill Lesser have published an article in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association on on the need to develop initiatives focused on sex/gender differences in major depressive disorder, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and the co-occurrence of these conditions. All of these conditions disproportionately affect women both from a health and economic standpoint.
Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Causing Severe Stress for Alzheimer’s Caregivers and Affecting Care for People with the Disease
The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, now in their fourth month, have created severe stress for Alzheimer’s caregivers that is increasingly affecting care for their loved ones, according to findings from the fourth UsAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST® survey. Closures, stay-at-home orders, and fear of COVID-19 infection mean family caregivers are caring for their loved ones at home 24/7, with little or no help from home health aides or day services.