In-person and zoom Support Groups:
- ACA’s Coffee Talk with Miller & Vance, Tuesday, November 23, 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.
- The Oaks on Parkwood, 4th Tuesday’s, 10:00 am, Contact: Karen Glover, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CJFS CARES, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, contact Pam Leonard, email@example.com.
- Leeds, (in person) 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm, St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, contact Bit Thomaston, 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
- Asbury United Methodist Church 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 1:00, contact Maggie Dunaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Positive Approach to Care offers 6 tips for the holiday season: smaller, simpler, shorter; use retained abilities; be ready to hear the same story multiple times; avoid direct corrections; accept general comments; give room to get away if needed. 6 Tips to Have A Better Holiday Season When Dementia Is Involved – Positive Approach to Care (teepasnow.com)
Renee Harmon offers tips for traveling with someone with dementia in her weekly blog: https://www.reneeharmon.com/2021/02/24/lets-do-it-travel-together/
Tips from the NIA on helping children understand Alzheimer’s: Helping Children Understand Alzheimer’s Disease | National Institute on Aging (nih.gov)
Articles from Daily Caring on managing the holiday season:
- 4 Ways to Help Seniors with Alzheimer’s Enjoy the Holidays – DailyCaring
- 6 Ways to Adapt Holiday Activities for Seniors with Dementia – DailyCaring
- Prepare Family Before Holiday Visits with Seniors – DailyCaring
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST® is an online community where people with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers and people concerned about brain health come together to research the experience of living with this disease and caring for a loved one. The main purpose of A-LIST research is to learn and share new insights to make life better for families managing dementia. How the A-LIST works:
- Each month A-LIST members receive an email with a short survey on a dementia-related topic.
- Privacy: All answers are anonymous. No personal identifiable information is ever shared. And you can withdraw from the A-LIST at any time.
- UsAgainstAlzheimer’s shares anonymous survey results with policymakers, researchers, health care providers, insurance companies, and others so they can better understand what matters most to individuals.
Joining is very simple. Click HERE to add your name and email address and click to join. Then click “I agree” to sign the study consent form, (the consent form explains the study) and answer the first short survey, the “Pulse of the Community.”
The A-LIST® team at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is working with researchers from the Emory University School of Nursing and the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas to learn more about what people think about when it comes to their brain health. Please consider taking their brief survey, click this link. You will first be asked to provide your name and email and electronically sign the consent form (click “Yes, I agree”). You will then be directed to the survey. This information will remain private.
Biogen and Eisai announced their phase 3 clinical trials of Aduhelm (aducanumab-avwa) showed a statistically significant correlation between plasma p-tau reduction and less cognitive and functional decline in Alzheimer’s disease. The analysis highlighted that Aduhelm significantly reduced tau pathology, a defining feature of Alzheimer’s disease. The effect was greater with higher doses and longer duration of Aduhelm treatment.New Phase 3 Data Show Positive Correlation Between ADUHELM™ Treatment Effect on Biomarkers and Reduction in Clinical Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease | Biogen
The Michael J. Fox Foundation released a report reflecting on a year of progress in Parkinson’s research — from microscopic discoveries in the lab, to thousands of individuals contributing to research in meaningful ways. They also look ahead to what’s coming down the pipeline in 2022 and beyond.https://viewer.joomag.com/2021-year-in-review/0379492001635773889
Everything You Need to Know About Lewy Body Dementia: What Is Lewy Body Dementia? – Lewy Body Dementia Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment (prevention.com)
A regimen of daily, low-dose aspirin failed to produce a significant reduction in the incidence of dementia or cognitive impairment in ASCEND, a randomized, multicenter trial with more than 15,000 people with diabetes followed for an average of more than 9 years, but the results hinted at enough of a benefit to warrant further study, some experts said. ASCEND: Hint of Dementia Protection With Aspirin in T2D (medscape.com)
Great Holiday gift giving guides for seniors from DailyCaring:
- 37 Great Gifts for Senior Men – DailyCaring
- 32 Wonderful Gifts for Senior Women – DailyCaring
- 8 Worst Gifts for Seniors (and What to Give Instead) – DailyCaring