Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Association

Film Review: “Monster in the Mind” By Jean Carper

Eighty-year-old Jean Carper sets about debunking myths about Alzheimer's Disease

“Monster in the Mind” is a fascinating account of the history of Alzheimer’s disease, from its discovery in the early 20th century to the epidemic we’re facing today. It’s also a step-by-step debunking of the doomsday myths that have built … Continue reading

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Diet Soda May Lead To Increased Risk Of Stroke and Dementia

A new study suggests daily diet soda intake could cause significant harm to the brain

It’s no secret that sugar-sweetened sodas and their diet counterparts are not exactly healthy beverages. And now a new study suggests that diet soda may increase the risk of dementia and stroke. The study, published in the American Heart Association’s … Continue reading

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The Incidence of Dementia in Various Racial and Ethnic Groups

A new study looks at dementia incidence between six racial and ethnic groups over a period of 14 years

The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA), signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2011, is a multi-pronged effort to address the many challenges facing people with Alzheimer’s disease. The goals of NAPA are: to improve early diagnosis and the coordination … Continue reading

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How Do Caregivers Enjoy Time with Alzheimer’s Patients? An Interview with Patricia Ris, Part Two

Patricia Ris of Memory Care Cafe talks about how to ease the burden for Alzheimer's caregivers

Today we speak with Patricia Ris, the program director of Memory Care Cafe. Her San Francisco-based program teaches people with Alzheimer’s how to stay involved in their communities and maintain an active lifestyle. The group focuses on people in the … Continue reading

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How Do You Stay Active with Alzheimer’s? An Interview with Patricia Ris, Part One

Patricia Ris of Memory Care Cafe talks about how to stay healthy while you are in the early stages of this disease

Today SevenPonds speaks with Patricia Ris, the program director and founder of Memory Care Cafe. Her San Francisco-based program teaches people with Alzheimer’s how to stay involved in their communities and maintain an active lifestyle. The group focuses on people … Continue reading

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Comedian Seth Rogen’s Hilarious and Poignant Speech on Alzheimer’s Disease

The star from Pineapple Express delivers the opening statement before a Senate hearing on Alzheimer's research

Most people—more likely the younger generations—know Seth Rogen from his token role as a hilarious, pot-smoking man-child in films such as Knocked Up (2007) and Pineapple Express (2008). But there’s much more to a man who excels in what he himself … Continue reading

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