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Moments of Quiet Loss

1) It’s not that she doesn’t remember,but mindslips of quick forgetting,increasingly beset her between rising and dressing,finding and losingwanting and getting. 2) Not finding pieces…

The Alzheimer Waltz — Learning the Dance

Before Ann Farris became an Education Specialist with Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA), she was…

A Tale of Two Families

Our story begins with two loving families growing up under different circumstances. It could be…

Tom and Peggie Iskra

Voices of the Last Frontier Chorus group is one of the actions we took to…

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A Day in the Life of a Caregiver

A Poem by Kathleen Neddeau Not really feeling sorry for myself, But maybe overwhelmed. People…

Gary Haag: Living his Best with Dementia

“The whole thing was confusing, it was a lot to take in. That first week…

Sid & Sharon: A Love Story

Sid and Sharon are members of the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska choral group, Voices of…

Caring for Mom — a Caregiver interview

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska education specialist Janice Downing had an opportunity to sit down with…

I have dementia, yet you likely would not know

I have dementia, yet you likely would not know it as I can thus far…

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Phase 2a Trial Initiated for Lomecel-B in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

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Longeveron is initiating a Phase 2a clinical trial for its Lomecel-B treatment — an investigational, bone marrow-derived, medicinal signaling cell (MSC) — in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The first...

What those living with dementia want people to know – BBC News

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What those living with dementia want people to know Image caption, Tommy says: “Talk to the person, not the dementia” Across the UK, 850,000 people are living with dementia –...

Robin Williams Would Have Been 70 This Year – What We Now Know About His Lewy Body Dementia – Farr Law Firm

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On July 21, 2021, comedian and actor Robin Williams would have turned 70. Seven years prior, he suffered from an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disease, later determined to be Lewy Body Dementia,...

How to Talk to Your Parents About Senior Care

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In 2019, nearly 53 million Americans were aged 65 and older, according to the United States Census Bureau. With so many adults reaching the age of 65, 1 in 5...

Why Putting Off Retirement Might Help Ward Off Dementia | Next Avenue

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Why Putting Off Retirement Might Help Ward Off Dementia A recent study shows there’s science behind staying busy to keep your mind sharp   We’ve all heard someone say it:...

COVID can lead to lasting harm to the brain, scientists find : Shots – Health News : NPR

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High Heart Rate Linked to Dementia Risk – Consumer Health News | HealthDay

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High Heart Rate Linked to Dementia Risk Source: High Heart Rate Linked to Dementia Risk – Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Grief & Relief: When the Loved One You Cared for Dies – AgingCare.com

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When my mother died in a local nursing home, my “career” of visiting this exceptional facility nearly every day for close to 15 years ended. Mom’s death prompted a nurse...

Detect subtle signs of dementia with this simple at-home test

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Though not unusual, a memory that fades with age can be worrisome: while it’s just a normal part of aging for some, for others it may be an early sign...

Tau NexGen Alzheimer’s Trial Now Also Testing Anti-Amyloid Treatment

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The Tau Next Generation (Tau NexGen) clinical trial will now be evaluating an anti-amyloid antibody in addition to an anti-tau antibody as a potential treatment for early onset Alzheimer’s disease, according...

8 Social Security Services You May Not Know About

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First human trial of Alzheimer’s disease nasal vaccine to begin at Boston hospital – CBS News

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Why Aduhelm, a new Alzheimer’s treatment, isn’t reaching many patients : Short Wave : NPR

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Caregiver Emotions: 2 Tips for Managing Tough Feelings – DailyCaring

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that naturally come up while caregiving. Source: Caregiver Emotions: 2 Tips for Managing Tough Feelings – DailyCaring

6 Ways to Stop Judging Yourself as a Caregiver – DailyCaring

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You don’t deserve judgement from anyone, even yourself Most of us have run across unpleasant know-it-alls who question your caregiving decisions or criticize things you’ve done. That’s terrible, nobody should...

Big Pharma Abandoned Alzheimer’s, This Good Unicorn Stayed And Found A Potential Cure

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Helping Aging Parents With Finances: 5 Ways to Reduce Resistance – DailyCaring

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Alzheimer’s educational conference to take place virtually – KRBD

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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

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“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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

A Performance to Remember – Ruralite Magazine

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Anchorage choral group forms for those with dementia

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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...

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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