ARA In the News


Learn more about Alzheimer’s during awareness month

Anchorage (Senior Voice By Janice Downing) – 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 doubles efforts to raise awareness about the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We believe that education is empowering. The more people know about and understand…

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Creative, meaningful activities for someone living with dementia

Anchorage (Senior Voice By Janice Downing) – 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 with friends and family. For our own well-being we need to have a sense of purpose and joy, to feel useful, to have a day of meaningful experiences. These needs don’t change with a dementia diagnosis…

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Memory loss is not necessarily the first sign of dementia

Fairbanks (Alaska Pulse Story By Gay Wellman) – 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 the earliest indications that brain changes are forming that can lead to dementia…

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Resources for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Anchorage (KTOO) – The Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska previews  interactive workshops for caregivers.

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Anchorage choral group forms for those with dementia

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.

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Alzheimer’s chorus brings together music and the mind

Anchorage (Senior Voice) – 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 were present.

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

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

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Local music makes magic happen at the Memory Cafe

Wasilla (The People’s Paper) – Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska’s Memory Café is a place where you can listen to music, enjoy a cup of coffee, laugh and relax. This environment is part of our Neighborhood Memory Café.

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

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?

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Experts say planning ahead is essential to keep those with Alzheimer’s or dementia safe

Anchorage (KTVA) – The national Alzheimer’s Association states one in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, adding up to more deaths than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

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

Anchorage (KTUU) – 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?

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How Alaskans can recognize a scam and avoid becoming a victim

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. It’s the biggest category of scams currently sweeping…

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