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Local Music Makes Magic Happen at the Memory Café

4 weeks ago

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…

Meet Gay Wellman: A Beacon of Inspiration in Alzheimer’s Support

1 month ago

Recently featured in Senior Voice Alaska, Gay’s journey as an Education Specialist at Alzheimer’s Resource…

Notes of Compassion: A Caregiver’s Guide to Navigating Dementia

3 months ago

Caring for a loved one with dementia is a journey that demands strength, compassion, and…

Journeying Through Alzheimer’s: Charleen’s Story of Resilience and Love

4 months ago

From challenges to joy, Charleen shares her inspiring Alzheimer’s caregiving experience Caring for a loved…

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Wisdom Gone Wild — free community screening

Opens on November 13 @ 5:30 pm Run Time: 120 min. Rating: Not rated Watch trailer A vibrant…

4 months ago

Mini Grant Program Provides Relief for Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Are you looking for support and assistance for yourself or someone living with Alzheimer’s or…

7 months ago

Alzheimer’s Drug Leqembi Granted Full FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new Alzheimer’s drug called Leqembi (pronounced…

8 months ago

New Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab, may slow cognitive decline in early alzheimer’s disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently announced accelerated approval for Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb)…

01/13/2023

Fidget Sleeves Available for Alaska Interior Residents

Claire Whetmore provides Fidget Sleeves to Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Fairbanks for sharing with Interior…

01/05/2023

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Memory Loss: 8 Research-Based Ways to Improve your Memory

8 months ago
The difference between forgetfulness versus a sign of memory decline. Plus, how to improve your memory. Understanding the Issue A new study released in November of 2021 found it’s best […]

PBS NewsHour | Drugs show positive results in fight against Alzheimer’s | Season 2023 | PBS

8 months ago
After years of work, there is progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, the incurable brain condition that affects more than six million Americans. Several new drugs have shown small […]

Autopsies Show Relationship Between Alzheimer’s Pathology and Diet in Older Adults | MedPage Today

9 months ago
Autopsies Show Relationship Between Alzheimer’s Pathology and Diet in Older Adults — Green leafy vegetable intake inversely correlated with pathology in postmortem brain tissue Source: Autopsies Show Relationship Between Alzheimer’s […]

Nationwide Study Links Parkinson’s Disease to Air Pollution | MedPage Today

9 months ago
Researchers found a nationwide association between incident Parkinson’s disease and air pollution, which varied in strength by region, and identified a hot spot in the Mississippi-Ohio River Valley. The relative […]

What Jimmy Carter Reminds Us About Dying | MedPage Today

10 months ago
.entry-header The recent decision by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to transition to hospice brings much-needed attention to this crucial part of health care. Hospice care is an essential and […]

Better Cognition Even With Small Amounts of Physical Activity | MedPage Today

11 months ago
Source: Better Cognition Even With Small Amounts of Physical Activity | MedPage Today

Why Dementia and Respect Should Not Be Separated – Positive Approach to Care

12 months ago
Why Dementia and Respect Should Not Be Separated Source: Why Dementia and Respect Should Not Be Separated – Positive Approach to Care

3 Reasons You’re Triggering Aggressive Reactions in People Living with Dementia (And What to Do Instead) – Positive Approach to Care

02/03/2023
3 Reasons You’re Triggering Aggressive Reactions in People Living with Dementia (And What to Do Instead) Source: 3 Reasons You’re Triggering Aggressive Reactions in People Living with Dementia (And What […]

Obesity can cause changes in the brain similar to Alzheimer’s, study suggests

01/31/2023
Being overweight in midlife has been linked to greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and a new study shows that brain changes in obese people mirror some of […]

Dementia and the Musical Mind

01/30/2023
.entry-header Imagine you are driving home from the store one day and a road you normally take is blocked off. Getting home may now require some backtracking and creative thinking, […]

Study of 500,000 Medical Records Links Viruses to Alzheimer’s Again And Again : ScienceAlert

01/29/2023
Study of 500,000 Medical Records Links Viruses to Alzheimer’s Again And Again Amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease (Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library/Getty Images) A study of around 500,000 medical records has […]

3 Ways to Use Music to Prevent Challenging Situations – Positive Approach to Care

01/23/2023
3 Ways to Use Music to Prevent Challenging Situations Source: 3 Ways to Use Music to Prevent Challenging Situations – Positive Approach to Care

Everyone’s a Winner with this Simple Music Activity – Positive Approach to Care

01/18/2023
Everyone’s a Winner with this Simple Music Activity Source: Everyone’s a Winner with this Simple Music Activity – Positive Approach to Care

Alzheimer’s Disease Detected in Blood a Decade Before Clinical Symptoms | MedPage Today

01/11/2023
Blood concentrations of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), a marker of astrogliosis, were higher about 10 years before symptom onset in an inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease. Three plasma biomarkers […]

As new Alzheimer’s drugs keep failing scientists shift focus

01/10/2023
Toxic plaque buildup in the brain may play a role in the disease, but in the search for effective treatments, researchers are looking to other potential causes. Source: As new […]

NIA statement on report of lecanemab reducing cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s clinical trial | National Institute on Aging

01/09/2023
This page was updated to include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Jan. 6, 2023, announcement about accelerated approval of lecanemab for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, the U.S. […]

How to Provide Balance and More Fulfilling Activities for People Living with Dementia – Positive Approach to Care

01/04/2023
By keeping a routine that includes purposeful and leisure activities, care partners can create opportunities for people living with dementia to maintain essential skills in language, fine and gross motor […]

Poor hydration linked to early aging and chronic disease in study

01/03/2023
Poor hydration may be linked to early aging and chronic disease, a 25-year study finds Source: Poor hydration linked to early aging and chronic disease in study

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Carol H. Brice Family Center presents $25,000 to Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska | Local News | newsminer.com

7 months ago
The Carol H. Brice Family Center presented $25,000 to Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska on July 11. CBFC, located at 1949 Gillam Way, was created by Brice to empower families and […]

With Alzheimer’s on the rise, two nonprofits are hosting empathy-building experiences in Homer

11 months ago
Published March 14, 2023 at 11:58 AM AKDT Hope McKenney / KBBI The nonprofits Hospice of Homer and Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska are putting on four events in Homer this week […]

Webinar focuses on occupational therapy and dementia, Feb. 7 – Senior Voice

02/01/2022
A diagnosis of dementia is one of the most difficult hardships a patient and their loved ones can face. The months and years after diagnosis are often filled with trying […]

KCHU Coffee Break 12/22/21 Alaska Alzheimer’s Resource

12/22/2021
.entry-header Host Dawson Moore spoke to representatives of the Alaska Alzheimer’s Resource Center about their resources for people experiencing all forms of dementia. Click below to listen Coffee break is […]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: An Alaskan perspective – Senior Voice

11/01/2021
We Alaskans are a hardy bunch. Many of us tackle tough situations on our own. Some of us navigate challenges with family or friends by our side. And sometimes a […]

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska encourages people to learn more.

10/06/2021
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is coming up in November, and Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA)is encouraging people to learn about the condition. ARA says that Alzheimer’s hits […]

Sharpen your mind with brain exercises – KTUU

07/22/2021
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

07/01/2021
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

05/04/2021
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

03/29/2021
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

03/23/2021
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

02/10/2021
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

02/01/2021
“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

01/01/2021
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

12/01/2020
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

11/01/2020
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.

A Performance to Remember – Ruralite Magazine

02/25/2020
Imagine slowly slipping down a dark hole. You grope about trying to stop your fall. Nothing is familiar, not faces nor places; everyone is a stranger. Frustration, fear, anger, even […]

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 […]

AARP Alaska #712: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska

10/04/2016
Education Director, Pamela Kelley, talks with Ann Secrest, of AARP, about the number of Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and what steps should be done immediately – by the individual […]

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 ​ […]

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