UsAgainstAlzheimer's Blog

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February 21, 2020 - Greg O'Brien

Here’s What You Told Me to Remember

For those watching, if that didn’t hit you, I’m not sure you have a heartbeat.
February 11, 2020 - Jason Resendez

Millennial Alzheimer’s Advocate Takes on the New Hampshire Democratic Primary

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Jason Resendez sat down with Alzheimer’s advocate Norma Bostarr - a member of our partner organization the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s.
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February 10, 2020 - Kelly O'Brien

This American Heart Month, Give Your Brain Some Love

Give your brain some love – and take care of your heart at the same time.
January 20, 2020 - Jason Resendez and Stephanie Monroe

A Vision for Equity in Alzheimer’s Research in 2020

On March 25, 1966 at a press conference before a speech at the second convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) in Chicago, Martin Luther King said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.” The end of King’s quote is often omitted but it speaks of the high stakes of addressing health disparities. For millions it’s a matter of life and death. This is certainly the case with Alzheimer’s disease, which affects African Americans and Latinos at higher rates than non-Hispanice
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December 18, 2019 - Emily Ingalls

Lessons Learned from Traveling with Dementia

As we approach the gate area for our flight, Tracey turns to me anxiously . “You’ll go up and tell them, right?” So, I sidle up to the desk and murmur to the agent, “My companion has dementia. May we board with the early group?” They are always accommodating, and they aren’t supposed to ask, but it makes us both feel better to state ahead of time why two apparently healthy women need to pre-board. Forgive me. I used to look at the pre-boarding people and scan for frauds who just want to make sure their carry-on luggage gets into