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The Stigma of Dementia and Its Impact on Caregivers – Part II

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Republished from Reitman Centre Team — originally published Dec 20, 2019 Hope found in dementia education and awareness This is the second part of our…

Raising Awareness about Dementia

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Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation, which means an increasing number…

The Stigma of Dementia and Its Impact on Caregivers – Part I

2 months ago

Republished from Reitman Centre Team — originally published Dec 17, 2019 As a Psychologist working…

Memory loss is not necessarily the first sign of dementia

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We commonly assume that memory loss is the first sign one is developing dementia. But…

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Brain Health as You Age

Newspapers, magazines, the internet, and TV seem to be full of stories about ways to…

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Sharon’s Story: Caring for Jerry

“When you love someone with dementia, the goal is not perfection… it’s okay to be…

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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…

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The Alzheimer Waltz — Learning the Dance

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

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A Tale of Two Families

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Healthy habits strengthen your heart and your head – Senior Voice

1 month ago
Most Americans over age 60 are fearful of age-related health decline and disease. According to one survey, the fears of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease top the list. These fears are […]

11 Tips for Bathing a Person Living with Dementia – Positive Approach to Care

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To help you make bathing a little less stressful for you both, here is a list of 11 practical tips you may want to try: Source: 11 Tips for Bathing […]

Do Word Games Improve Brain Health?

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A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert avoids these 5 foods that make you ‘tired and stressed’

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A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert avoids these 5 types of foods that can make you ‘tired and stressed’ Source: A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert avoids these 5 foods […]

New annex brings seniors back together in Fairbanks – Senior Voice

5 months ago
  Knowing all too well the effects of social isolation on the health of seniors, both mental and physical, the Fairbanks Senior Center has temporarily pivoted to a new rented […]

Bill would create statewide dementia awareness program in Alaska – State of Reform | State of Reform

6 months ago
Members of Alaska’s Senate Health and Social Services Committee discussed a bill that aims to increase dementia awareness Tuesday.   Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health care […]

The Hidden Effects of Hearing Loss on the Brain

6 months ago
When there’s a lot of background noise, multiple speakers, rapid speech, or complex sentences, people with hearing deficits strain to listen. This extra mental burden causes stress that shows up […]

Following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the legendary performer is using his award-winning voice to fight stigma

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  Following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the legendary performer is using his award-winning voice to fight stigma An esteemed musical collaborator and big band singer, Tony Bennett is no stranger to […]

42 previously unknown genes discovered for Alzheimer’s disease | CNN

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CNN — An additional 42 genes connected to the development of Alzheimer’s disease have been uncovered in the largest study of genetic risk for Alzheimer’s to date. “This is a […]

Alzheimer’s Tips: Calming a Loved One Who is Agitated

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For Alzheimer’s, Stroke Therapy Candidate 3K3A-APC Holds Promise

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3K3A-APC, an investigational therapy for stroke about to enter Phase 3 clinical testing, may also help to protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. “Our recent […]

9 Products That Make Home Caregiving Easier​

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AFA | The Apartment-A Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home

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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 […]

This is the ‘worst food ingredient for your immune system,’ says immunologist and health expert

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS This is the ‘worst food ingredient for your immune system’—especially during Covid, says immunologist Source: This is the ‘worst food ingredient for your immune system,’ says immunologist […]

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 […]

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

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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

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.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 months ago
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.

12 months ago
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
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