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

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March 18, 2021

You Brain's Resilience: Powering Past COVID

Joining host Meryl Comer are Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, Founder and Chief Director of Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas; Professor Nancy Kanwisher, McGovern Institute, MIT; Brooks Kenny, Executive Director of Women Against Alzheimer's.

Watch for BrainStorm every other month and, in the alternating months, Alzheimer’s Talks, which features discussions of groundbreaking research and its importance to those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers...

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 dementia-related symptoms can affect sleep, family life, and sense of safety for many people living with dementia and their caregivers. Often, these symptoms can become severe enough that families decide they can no longer care for their loved one...

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January 7, 2021

Diet: Fuel for Your Brain

At the new year, many of us make resolutions around health and diet. For this January BrainStorm, we discussed 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.

Joining host Meryl Comer were best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman of the UltraWellness Center and Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine; award-winning journalist...

Alzheimer's Talks
December 17, 2020

Faith and Dementia

At the close of a year in which COVID-19 took center stage, turning to religious faith became even more important for many. Research with the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST community has found that the majority of people living with dementia and caregivers rely on religious faith to help them cope.

In our December 2020 Alzheimer’s Talks, we explored the role of faith and spiritual life for those living with dementia and...