News & Blog

14
Sep

It’s a Sunshine Day!

Many of us remember Marcia, Greg and the rest of the Brady kids happily singing about a sunshine day, but for anyone living in the Midwest, sunshine days are few and far between in the winter months.  The positive affects of sunshine, as well as the negative, have long been understood by scientists as well as doctors and at this

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14
Sep

BFFs!

If you aren’t familiar with texting acronyms, BFF stands for Best Friends Forever.  If you are reading this, you probably remember using or seeing those same letters written in your yearbooks.  Regardless, the meaning is the same….a declaration that you will remain best friends, forever.  For a few, this holds to be true, but for most of us, our childhood

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14
Sep

$765 Billion

Seven hundred and sixty five billion dollars!  That is the estimated amount of money that Medicare will spend on Alzheimer’s care in 2050 if an effective treatment isn’t discovered.  This number is staggering, even by today’s standards.  Alzheimer’s is already the 6th leading causes of death in the US (5th leading cause for people 65 and older) and left unchecked,

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14
Sep

The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act and the 114th Congress

Introduced in the 112th and again in the 113th Congress, The Hope (Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer’s Act will be reintroduced to the 114th Congress this year.   The act was developed from the initial demands of the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s” by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2012.  Groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association

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14
Sep

The Lonely Hearts Club

You know the feeling. You are in a crowded room, yet you feel alone.    As humans, we all share a seemingly endless range of feelings and emotions.  Of course, all to varying degrees based on personalities and such.   For the most part, feelings are just a part of our daily lives and we can go through many in

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14
Sep

Alzheimer’s and the MIND Diet

Diet…  such a simple word, yet a powerful one; as a verb, to diet, for many, conjures up starving oneself of any and all pleasurable foods and drink.  For others, it is a complicated system of assigning points and measures to every bite taken.  Regardless of the format, most people diet with the intent to lose weight. More recently, however,

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14
Sep

Walk the Walk

September is here! For most families, it signifies the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. However, for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, it means much more. September 21st is “World Alzheimer’s Day”; a day when Alzheimer’s awareness is brought to the global stage. In the United States, it also marks the kick-off of the world’s

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14
Sep

Alzheimer’s Advocacy Growing

Undoubtedly, there is no disease that affects a family more than Alzheimer’s. Experts have steadily and consistently been projecting that the number of new cases will explode over the next several decades. This has led to many groups organizing efforts, both at state and national levels, with the goal of preparing our country for the economic toll it will surely

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3
Sep

An Alzheimer’s Friendly America

Huge strides were made this month during the White House’s Conference on Aging as communities from across the nation committed to provide care and support for those living with dementia, their caregivers and families.  Over 5 million people in American are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.  Within the next 10 years, that number is

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