Alzheimers Funding

Urge Congress to Support Proposed Alzheimer’s Funding Increases

The 114th Congress has introduced several initiatives to help persons living with dementia and their family caregivers. AFA urges its community to contact their representatives and ask them to support the following: S. Res. 73 – Introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, this resolution calls for making the […]

Alzheimers Society of Washington

Staying Healthy

People who engage in activities such as reading and playing games throughout their lives may be lowering levels of a protein in their brains that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Although whether the buildup of the protein, beta amyloid, causes Alzheimer’s disease is debatable, it is a hallmark of the condition, […]

Alzheimers Support Group

What are the benefits of joining a support group?

Support groups give you an opportunity to talk. It is helpful to talk to sympathetic people about the frustrations you are experiencing. Early memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and other dementia related diseases create many specific challenges for families in their daily lives. Simply getting to know other people with similar concerns can be quite comforting. To share, be […]

Memory Screening

How can a memory screening help?

If you or someone you care about seems to be having a memory problem, consider a Memory Awareness Screening. Such screenings are important because: They are a first step towards finding out if you have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, or another condition that is causing memory loss. Memory screenings can also let you […]