Weekly Digest: Pushing for Alzheimer’s Awareness
How does one prepare and face a frightening disease like Alzheimer’s? For one, purchasing long-term care insurance may help when it comes to securing custodial care. Another would be by learning more about the condition. After all, education and awareness will result in creating an effective plan.
Awareness is also an effective way to support Alzheimer’s disease patients and their loved ones. By letting more people know more about Alzheimer’s, a deeper understanding and bond with those who live with the disease can be attained. As part of this month’s movement of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness, we are sharing several links to help spread awareness and information.
UConn Researcher Studies Depression’s Links to Alzheimer’s
Erik Ofgang, in a post for Connecticut Magazine, writes on how depression is connected to Alzheimer’s. The University of Connecticut is currently conducting a study on the said link to help create both Alzheimer’s and depression treatments. The doctors conducting the study also hope that their research will have other practical applications.
A New Tack to Stave Off Alzheimer’s Years before the First Symptom
A Scientific American blog post by Gary Stix discusses how a group of researchers tackles Alzheimer’s prevention by looking into brain activity. The post includes an excerpt between Scientific American and Grace Stutzmann, a neuroscientist from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
Yale study links schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s
Schizophrenia is linked to Alzheimer’s, as documented by Natalie Wright in her Yale Daily News post. The Yale School of Medicine recently published findings stating the connection, in the hopes of creating advanced medication and treatment.
New Anchorage ‘social club’ cares for those with Alzheimer’s
Hope Miller, for the Alaska Dispatch News, writes about how an adult day services facility caters to those living with Alzheimer’s. The Turnagain Social Club makes sure that it has a diverse set of activities to engage Alzheimer’s patients, from caregiver assistance to therapy pets such as Bacon, the pig.
Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s brings students, community participation
Penn State College students recently walked together to promote Alzheimer’s awareness, writes Bailey Jensen in a Daily Collegian post. The two-mile walk, which was held last October 29, hopes to raise information and support for individuals on the campus who’d want to know more about the disease.
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