ARA In the News

Sharpen your mind with brain exercises – KTUU

3 months ago
View Post ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – A new program built on the same principles as physical fitness will soon be available to Alaskans, specifically those who want to keep their...

Coming soon: An online workout for your brain – Senior Voice

4 months ago
For older people, going to a gym on a regular basis helps to build strength and stamina by exercising the body in systematic, increasingly exerting ways. This effort pays off...

An Alzheimer’s disease resource for Alaskans – Senior Voice

6 months ago
A conversation with Kay Papakristo, Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Education Director Kay, tell us first about the mission of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska? ARA‘s mission is to support Alaskans affected...

KLAM Town Meeting Talk Show YouTube

7 months ago
LISTEN: Today we visit with Gay Wellman of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska to share details on a number of programs they’re offering between April and June… Source: KLAM Town Meeting...

Art Links – KINY Capital Chat 3/23/21

7 months ago
Capital Chat Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 – 12 minutes https://www.alzalaska.org/ Art Links is a social support program that promotes engagement for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or...

Alzheimer’s educational conference to take place virtually – KRBD

8 months ago
by Maria Dudzak | The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is kicking off its 2021 National Educating America Tour in Alaska on February 25th.  Amber Smith of Alzheimer’s Resource Alaska discusses...

Enhancing well-being with the creative arts – Senior Voice Alaska – By Janice Downing

9 months ago
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” An insightful quote from artist Pablo Picasso, and a great reminder that each...

Living with dementia and the power of music – Senior Voice Alaska | by Ann Farris

10 months ago
By Ann Farris | Have you ever experienced “goosebumps” while listening to a song or piece of music? Does a certain song or genre of music instantly flood you with...

Surviving holidays, dementia and a pandemic – Senior Voice | by Gay Wellman

11 months ago
December is full of holidays and celebrations. It is a time of traditions. A time for family and friends. A time for decorations and festive scents. A joyfully busy time...

Learn more about Alzheimer’s during awareness month – Senior Voice | by Janice Downing

12 months ago
November is here, which means the holidays are right around the corner. It also means that it is “Alzheimer’s Awareness” month. During the month of November our agency, Alzheimer’s Resource...

Creative, meaningful activities for someone living with dementia – Senior Voice | by Janice Downing

10/01/2020
What brings enjoyment and happiness to your day? Perhaps your idea of a fulfilling day is making something with your hands, going on an outing, helping others or spending time...

Managing Alzheimer’s is difficult for both patients and their families. What resources are there in Alaska? – Alaska Public Media

09/03/2020
LISTEN: Managing Alzheimer’s is difficult for both patients and their families. What resources are there in Alaska? (WikiCommons) Alzheimer’s disease affects the lives of 8,500 Alaskans. While the disease is...

Memory loss is not necessarily the first sign of dementia | Alaska Pulse | by Gay Wellman

09/01/2020
We commonly assume that memory loss is the first sign one is developing dementia. But researchers are now suggesting that a different aspect of thinking called executive function may give...

Resources previews for Alzheimer’s caregivers | KTOO

05/28/2020
LISTEN: Anchorage (KTOO) — The Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska previews interactive workshops for caregivers.

Anchorage choral group forms for those with dementia

11/26/2019
Anchorage (KTUU) – The Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska formed a chorus with the goal of creating a positive experience for people with dementia and their care partners. “Music is strongly connected...

Alzheimer’s chorus brings together music and the mind | Senior Voice

11/01/2019
Those with dementia find their world diminished, but they don’t know that. It is their caretakers and loved ones who see the change and long for the time when they...

Art class brings joy for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia

09/29/2019
Anchorage (KTUU) – An art program coordinated by The Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska brings a safe space to those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia to socialize and learn. “The Art...

Local Music Makes Magic Happen at the Memory Café — The People’s Paper & Make A Scene! | Janice Downing

08/27/2019
Wasilla (The People’s Paper) – There are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does. Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional benefits for people...

Memory screenings: Could you be at risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s?

08/16/2019
Anchorage (KTVA) – We go to the doctor for annual exams and to the dentist for cleanings, but have you ever thought about having a checkup done on your brain?...

Alzheimer’s advocates say talking about when to stop driving is best done early

07/03/2019
At Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska, advocates are asking a tough question: when is it time to take away the keys from a loved one suffering from dementia? Here’s some warning...

How Alaskans can recognize a scam and avoid becoming a victim

03/18/2019
Anchorage (KTUU) – In 2018, $500 million were lost to imposter scams — scammers pretending to be someone a victim knows or trusts and convincing them to send them money....

“Bacon” helping Alaskans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

12/23/2016
A pig named Bacon is helping people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in Anchorage. Bacon “works” at the Turnagain Social Club where she provides a sensory experience for members there. Turnagain...

Health: Azlheimer’s – SOL DE MEDIANOCHE

03/01/2016
Gabriela Harbison en el Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Foto/Photography: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Providing for the Alzheimer’s Patient Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska: more than 30 years working for health ​By...