ACA’s Jr. Board will host the 19th annual Glow for a Cure nighttime golf tournament, July 29, at Highland Golf Course. Spectator tickets includes dinner, entertainment and beverages https://alzca.org/glow/
July Webinars from Alabama Lifespan Respite: https://alabamarespite.org/events2/
In-person and zoom Support Groups:
- ACA’s group with Miller & Vance, Tuesday, July 12, 11 – noon CT. Call (205) 871-7970 or email@example.com. Join us on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86450491838
- Pell City group, first Thursdays of the month at 6:30; and the third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30. Contact Bit Thomaston, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 Betsy Smith, Smith35213@gmail.com
- West Alabama Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Support Group, Tuesdays, contact Nikki Poe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Oaks on Parkwood, 4th Tuesday’s, 10:00 am, Contact: Karen Glover, email@example.com.
- CJFS CARES, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, contact Pam Leonard, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- United Way Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County, 3rd Tuesday of each month 11:30-12:30, contact Valarie Lawson, email@example.com
- M4A, 2nd Thursday’s, noon – 1 pm. Contact Crystal Whitehead, firstname.lastname@example.org
- M4A, 3rd Wednesday’s 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Contact Crystal Whitehead, email@example.com
- Asbury United Methodist Church1st and 3rd Thursdays at 1:00, contact Maggie Dunaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early-onset Alzheimer’s is a specific type of Alzheimer’s dementia defined by a diagnosis before the age of 65. It constitutes about one in every 20 Alzheimer’s cases. In some studies, early-onset Alzheimer’s is has been observed to have a more rapid course compared to late-onset Alzheimer’s, and this is the general understanding — that Alzheimer’s does in fact move faster in younger people. However, other studies haven’t found any statistically significant increase in the course of progression as compared to later onset Alzheimer’s. The question is also complicated by the fact that familial or genetic Alzheimer’s and non-genetic or common Alzheimer’s may have different pathological characteristics, but researchers are still getting to the bottom of these differences. Does Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Progress Faster Than Later Onset? – Being Patient
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to review an application from Eisai seeking accelerated approval of lecanemab (BAN2401), an investigational amyloid-targeting antibody to treat early Alzheimer’s disease in people with confirmed amyloid plaques in the brain. A decision is expected by Jan. 6, 2023. FDA to Announce Decision on Lecanemab’s Approval in January 2023 | Lecanemab | Alzheimer’s News Today (alzheimersnewstoday.com)
The author of a new book on Alzheimer’s disease is raising questions about whether aging should be more of a concern when it comes to U.S. political leaders. Author, Lisa Skinner, announced the publication of her book, “Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s — Its Secret Faces saying “A person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years after the age of 65. … By the time a person reaches the age of 85, 1 in 3 people will have it.” She says it’s important to consider the cognitive health and fitness of the nation’s political leadership, since these lawmakers make key decisions that affect all citizens. Author Raises Question of Aging US Politicians and Alzheimer’s Disease (alzheimersnewstoday.com)
Where did this idea that berries can help boost our brain health — and even prevent dementia —come from? And how much of it is based in credible science? Being Patient takes a closer look. https://www.beingpatient.com/berries-brain-health-dementia-prevention/?utm_source=Being+Patient+Newsletter&ut
Take the A-LIST survey asks, “Is sleep important for brain health?” This survey also asks for your insights on social isolation.UsAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST® is an online study where people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and their loved ones come together to research the experience of living with this disease and caring for a loved one. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s uses the anonymous survey results to make life better for our community by ensuring policymakers, researchers, health care providers, insurers, drug developers and others who serve our community understand and consider your insights and preferences. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/A-LIST_sleep_isolation?uid=%5Buid_value%5D?uid=MTk1MTQwNzQwNzQzMTg=
Older adults with hypothyroidism may be at higher risk of developing dementia, especially if they take thyroid hormone replacement therapy, new research suggests. After adjusting for other health and demographic factors that could affect dementia risk, results showed a history of hypothyroidism was associated with an 81% increased risk of developing dementia. Moreover, individuals with hypothyroidism who took medication for their condition were more than three times as likely to develop dementia compared with those who did not take medication. Hypothyroidism Tied to Increased Risk for Dementia (medscape.com)
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have identified a mechanism in the brain behind age-related memory loss, expanding our knowledge of the inner workings of the aging brain and possibly opening the door to new Alzheimer’s treatments. The researchers looked at the hippocampus, a part of the brain thought to help store long-term memories. Neurons there are responsible for a pair of memory functions – called pattern separation and pattern completion – that work together in young, healthy brains. These functions can swing out of balance with age, impacting memory. The researchers may have discovered what causes this imbalance. Scientists Find Brain Mechanism Behind Age-Related Memory Loss (medscape.com)
Please consider taking this statewide survey about the information needs of caregivers.
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