Seniors Turn Lemons into Hope for Alzheimer’s Fight

Residents at Greenridge Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Westminster, hosted a lemonade stand and raised over $800 for the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. The residents helped make the lemonade and sold the cups of the sweet drink at the community located at 7700 W. 101st Avenue, Westminster.

13 Colorado Walks to End Alzheimer’s raise funds for research

Thousands of loved ones, caregivers and supporters of Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s will rally at 13 locations across the state this summer, sharing their experiences with this tragic disease and raising funds to find an elusive cure.

Simple Finger Prick Test Exemplifies Advances In Alzheimer’s Disease Blood Tests

Key Takeaways: Results from a simple, finger prick blood test are promising and may help detect Alzheimer’s at home or in the doctor’s office.  A blood test was more than 80% accurate in identifying Alzheimer’s-related changes — significantly better than doctors in the study who did not have access to the test. Blood tests for […]

Alzheimer’s and extreme heat: exercise caution

As temperatures rise, extreme heat can have a significant impact on everyone’s safety, but these conditions can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Hearing Aids Slow Cognitive Decline In Older Adults With Hearing Loss And At Risk For Cognitive Decline

Key Takeaways: Largest clinical trial to investigate whether a hearing loss treatment intervention can reduce risk of cognitive decline. In the study, in a subgroup of older adults with hearing loss who were at higher risk of cognitive decline, using hearing aids for three years cut cognitive decline in half.

Researchers Reveal First-Ever U.S. County-Level Alzheimer’s Prevalence Estimates

Key Takeaways: The east and southeastern U.S. have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s dementia, according to a first-ever study of occurrence of the disease by county. Higher percentages of older people and Black and Hispanic residents in those regions may explain the higher prevalence. The findings can help guide the allocation of resources to public […]

CRISPR/Gene Editing Technology Creates New Treatment Possibilities For Alzheimer’s Disease

Key Takeaways: Two new CRISPR-based strategies offer hope for next-generation Alzheimer’s treatments. One seeks to dampen the impact of the most common Alzheimer’s risk gene; the other aims to decrease production of a toxic protein in the brain.

10 ways Alzheimer’s affects family caregivers

Depression. Thoughts of suicide. Job loss. The unpaid role of being a family caregiver for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia comes with many risks and challenges, but it is one that increasing numbers of people are taking on as our population ages.

Colorado Residents Invited to Free Alzheimer’s Educational Conference on May 17 Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

NEW YORK (April 6, 2023)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free Alzheimer’s & Caregiving Educational Conference for Colorado residents on Wednesday, May 17 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the University of Denver’s Fritz Knoebel Events (2044 E. Evans Ave., Denver) as part of its 2023 national Educating America Tour. The […]

Three Education Nights with Alzheimer’s Association at Jackson Creek Senior Living

Jackson Creek Senior Living will host Tom Mally, Community Educator from the Alzheimer’s Association, to present a series of three Education Nights on Wednesdays, March 15, 22, and 29 from 5-6 p.m. in the Falcon’s Nest.

Make better brain health your top New Year’s resolution for 2023

Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 13 million Americans by 2050, including 76,000 Coloradans today, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So, as you contemplate your New Year’s resolutions for 2023, consider there are steps you can take yourself to maintain and improve your cognitive function.

Volunteering offers cognitive benefits

Working longer? Maybe ~ Older adults who volunteer in their post-retirement years will receive some element of protection for their cognitive functioning, according to Dr. Ronica Rooks, a researcher from the University of Colorado Denver who presented her results at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in San Diego, California.

Can a flu shot protect your brain from dementia?

October is the official start of flu season, and the time when many people consider getting a flu shot. In addition to protecting you from the flu, the shot may also help protect your brain.

Unsung heroes: 11+ million Alzheimer’s caregivers

An estimated 3.3% of the U.S. population – over 11 million people – is currently serving as volunteer, unpaid caregivers for their 6.5 million loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Denver Sept. 17

Thousands of loved ones, caregivers and supporters of Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s disease will come together Saturday, Sept. 17, for the Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s. One of 13 Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Walks to End Alzheimer’s in 2022, the Denver Walk will raise funds to provide essential services to families and support research to […]

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