Lunch & Learn, “My Mind is Slipping. What’s Next?”, with Miller Piggott, ACA Executive Director, Thursday, August 12, 11 – 1 pm, CT, Dawson Church. Deadline to register for lunch: August 6. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 205-871-7324.
August webinars from Care Patrol. Contact Jay Jones for more info email@example.com:
- August 12 – Brain-Gut Connection
- August 17 – Caregiver Stress
- August 24 – Dealing with a Dementia Diagnosis
Being Patient webinar with Dewayne Nash, a retired family physician, diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s, Wednesday, August 12, 2 CT, Join Our Next LiveTalk: Navigating Life With Alzheimer’s as a Retired Family Physician – Being Patient
Webinar, August 12, noon CT, with Lynn Castelle Harper, author of On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia & What It Means to Disappear. Alzheimer’s Foundation of America | Care Connection Webinar: Exploring Dimensions of Spirituality & Dementia (alzfdn.org)
In-person and zoom Support Groups:
- ACA’s Coffee Talk with Miller & Vance, Tuesday, August 10, 11 – noon CT. Call (205) 871-7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86450491838
- CJFS CARES, Mondays at 3 pm, contact Pam Leonard, email@example.com.
- Founders Place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Tuesday’s at 10 am, contact Susan Logan, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pell City, (in person)-1st Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Parish Hall, Cropwell. Contact Bit Thomaston, Ethomaston50@gmail.com
- West Alabama Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Support Group, Tuesdays, contact Nikki Poe, email@example.com.
- CJFS CARES, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, contact Pam Leonard, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Leeds, (in person) 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm, St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, contact Bit Thomaston,email@example.com
- United Way Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County, 3rd Tuesday of each month 11:30-12:30, contact Valarie Lawson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Asbury United Methodist Church 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 1:00, contact Maggie Dunaway at email@example.com.
A trio of new studies finds that air quality appears linked to a risk of thinking declines and dementia and bad air might even promote toxic brain proteins that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Cleaning up the air could help prevent Alzheimer’s (medicalxpress.com)
Since the novel coronavirus began raging across the world last year, scientists have come to understand that patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can experience symptoms far beyond those of the respiratory system. That includes neurological symptoms like confusion, foggy thinking, memory problems and difficulty concentrating — a group of symptoms collectively known as “brain fog”. The data point to disturbing trends showing COVID-19 infections leading to lasting cognitive impairment and even Alzheimer’s symptoms. COVID-19 May Hasten Alzheimer’s Symptoms – Being Patient
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on all of us, but for people living with dementia and their families, the public health crisis has been an especially difficult. Being Patient spoke with Dr. Lynn Hallarman about her family’s experience of caring for her late mother Paula as COVID-19 cases began surging last year. Q&A: Caregiving and Late-Stage Dementia, With Dr. Lynn Hallarman – Being Patient
Research has shown that glucose levels, the brain’s primary source of fuel, in the central nervous system diminishes in aging, and some researchers suggest that the chronic decline in metabolizable energy is the primary cause of Alzheimer’s. Therein lies the opportunity to develop new biomarkers and treatments to intervene before Alzheimer’s symptoms set in. The Link Between Energy Deficiency in the Brain and Alzheimer’s – Being Patient
Researchers found that former footballers (soccer players) were about three and a half times more likely to die of neurodegenerative brain disease than the general population. The risk is highest among defenders, who are five times more likely to have dementia than non-footballers. Repeated heading of the ball may lead to increased risks of dementia. Dementia risk greatest for defenders, says new research – BBC Sport
Whether you are a person with FTD, a care partner, health professional, clinician, or researcher, World FTD United and AFTD want to hear from you about how FTD has impacted your life, and how you’re responding. World FTD United is asking all who have an FTD story to share it, for inclusion in a video that will be broadcast online in multiple time zones during World FTD Awareness Week, September 26 – October 3. To take part, visit AFTD’s website and share your story.