Participate in Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month this June
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Participate in Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month this June

Tomorrow is the first day of June…the beginning of summer vacation for many students and a month that people typically think of as relaxing and fun. But this month, rather than going to the beach, people across the nation will be “going purple” to raise awareness of a very serious cause. That’s because June is Alzheimer’s and … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Association Releases 2017 Report Detailing Impact of Disease
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Alzheimer’s Association Releases 2017 Report Detailing Impact of Disease

It’s somewhat fitting that the Alzheimer’s Association has released their 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report yesterday, the day before International Women’s Day. After all, today is a day set aside to honor the social, economic, and cultural impact of women around the world and, as the Alzheimer’s Association’s report reveals, a majority of those who are … Continue reading

“The Unchosen Path: Walking with Dementia” at Atria Foster City
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“The Unchosen Path: Walking with Dementia” at Atria Foster City

Scientific data and research can be helpful in identifying different types of dementia and their corresponding symptoms and behaviors. But sometimes, hearing someone’s personal experience is the only way to truly understand what it’s like to live with dementia. Assistant executive director Karen Malekos Smith shared that Atria at Foster Square got an intimate view into life … Continue reading

UC Davis Partners with The Connected Horse Project to Study Guided Horse Therapy for People with Dementia
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UC Davis Partners with The Connected Horse Project to Study Guided Horse Therapy for People with Dementia

A quiet woman who had advocated for the underserved until the effects of her dementia forced her retirement, Maria walks slowly into the barn with her care partner. Axle, a large bay horse, pops his head over the stall door to greet the strangers. Maria approaches Axle, who is at least 10 times her weight. … Continue reading

Dr. Elizabeth Edgerly Named Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Northern California/Northern Nevada Chapter
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Dr. Elizabeth Edgerly Named Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Northern California/Northern Nevada Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association announced last month that Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D., has been named executive director of its Northern California/Northern Nevada chapter. According to a press release, Dr. Edgerly previously served as the chief program officer for the chapter and held a central leadership role since 1995. The release continues: During her time with the Alzheimer’s Association, … Continue reading