Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association®, reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system, including the latest Alzheimer’s prevalence, incidence, mortality and costs of care data. Continue reading
One of the many special aspects of memory cafés is that they provide a way for friends to spend time together. Continue reading
The nonprofit organization Hilarity for Charity – with support from AARP, Generations United, Memory Well, and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) – is announcing a writing contest for high school and college students from across the U.S. and Canada to pen the best profile of someone who is living with or who has passed from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Continue reading
MHAC is excited and proud to pass along a TEDx Talk presentation from one of our partners and Advisory Council members, Beth Soltzberg who directs the Alzheimer’s/Related Disorders Family Support Program at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Waltham. Continue reading
Expert speakers, including people living with dementia and their caregivers, will headline a three-part series of events hosted by Brigham & Women’s Hospital with comprehensive information about dementia diagnosis, research and caregiving with additional suggestions from physicians and patients. Continue reading
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year grant expected to total $53.4 million to Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. Continue reading
In concert with National Hispanic Heritage Month, CDC has released Spanish Language versions of Caregiving and Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD) Infographics using 2015–2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data.
The Spanish language infographics are available for national estimates and specifically for Hispanic adults. Continue reading
Communities across Massachusetts have established Memory Cafes, which are free social programs for people living with dementia and those who care about them.
An updated version of the Memory Cafe Toolkit for those starting or maintaining these programs is now live at www.jfcsboston.org/MemoryCafeToolkit (English) and at www.jfcsboston.org/GuiaCafeDeMemoria (Spanish). Continue reading
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! Continue reading