UsAgainstAlzheimer's Blog

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December 05, 2019 - Kelly O'Brien

A possible path to earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

Imagine a future in which healthcare providers conduct regular cognitive assessments of their patients, creating an information baseline that would enable them to better detect and diagnose Alzheimer’s at its earliest stages, potentially before symptoms even emerge.
November 26, 2019 - Russ Paulsen

Giving Tuesday: People Powering the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Giving Tuesday is an important moment for nonprofit organizations, as the money raised over the course of one day can comprise a significant portion of their budgets for the following year. Just a single day of successful fundraising can be a huge step to help terrific organizations do 365 days of good.
November 19, 2019 - Renée Nakkab

Missing My Grandfather

While my grandfather’s Alzheimer’s may have taken away his memory, right now, it has no grasp on my memories of him.
November 14, 2019 - Jason Resendez and Lisette Carbajal

The Changing Face of Caregiving in the 21st Century

November is National Alzheimer’s Month and Family Caregivers Month, offering an important opportunity to reflect on the changing role of caregiving and how dementia is shaping our nation’s care crisis. We kicked off this month with former first lady Rossalyn Carter and leaders from across the country at The Rosalynn Carter Institute’s Caregiving in the 21st Century Summit where we explored these themes. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving combined the traditional voices of health providers with more unconventional perspectives, including Sesame Street’s Rosita and award-winning journalist Judy Woodruff, to develop solutions to support our nation’s 40 million family caregivers.
November 11, 2019 - Russ Paulsen

The prescription for an effective treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s: More research and cautious optimism

It’s been an exciting few weeks in the Alzheimer’s world – a world that hasn’t seen a new drug in 15 years. All of the activity has raised a lot of questions around the world’s progress towards a cure.