Alzheimer's Talks

A free teleconference series offered by UsAgainstAlzheimer's covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community. If you're interested in sponsoring a call, email hjameson@usagainstalzheimers.org.

Latest Talks

Alzheimer's Talks
February 11, 2021

Coping with Hallucinations & Delusions in Dementia

Common perceptions of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia tend to focus on memory loss, and many families can be caught off guard by symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions. Research shows these more-severe dementia-related symptoms can affect sleep, family life, and a sense of safety for many people living with dementia and their caregivers. Oftentimes, these symptoms can become severe enough that families decide they can no longer care for their...

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January 7, 2021

Diet: Fuel for Your Brain

As the new year begins, many of us make resolutions around diet and health. Make sure brain health is on your list!

On this episode of our BrainStorm webcast, we discuss how food acts as fuel for your brain, the importance of healthy “brain fuel,” and why eating healthy every day is perhaps harder than it should be. In addition, we find out what scientists are learning about the diet-brain connection...

Alzheimer's Talks
December 17, 2020

Faith and Dementia

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST research has found that the majority of people living with dementia and caregivers rely on religious faith to help them cope. In our December Alzheimer’s Talks, we explore the role of faith and spiritual life for those living with dementia and family caregivers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also examine the role of churches, synagogues and other faith communities in ministering to and educating members about...

Alzheimer's Talks
August 7, 2020

Research & Advocacy Leaders: Health Equity During COVID-19

COVID-19 has heavily impacted communities of color, making health inequities even worse. 

This BrainStorm webcast was the second in a series on health equity challenges created by COVID-19 in the dementia community and beyond. Our host, Meryl Comer, spoke with an expert panel of research organizations about what they are doing to prioritize health equity in their COVID-19 research programs and why diversity matters in brain health research. We also...