Greatest Hits fundraiser, October 28, the South Highland Center is selling soups, pimento cheese and scones to raise money for their Walk team. Your order can be picked up at the church from 3- 5:30.
Webinar: The Role of Creative Arts Therapy and Engagement in FTD Care, October 28, 3 pm CT.https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3995491533215467275?utm_source=AFTD+Audience+2021&utm_campaign=d64b273e61-EMAIL_
Walking to Remember: ACA’s Annual Walk, Saturday, November 6, 10 am, 300 Office Park Drive. Food, fun and entertainment. Walkers raising a minimum of $50 receive a Walk t-shirt. All the Money raised stays in Alabama to support Alabama families!https://alzca.org/walking/
Alabama Respite Webinars, register at alabamarespite.org:
- Having Trouble Accepting Help?, Oct. 23, 10 am
- Stages of Caregiving Part 4, Oct. 25, 10 am
- Maintaining Your Identity as a Family Caregiver, Oct. 30, 10 am
In-person and zoom Support Groups:
- ACA’s Coffee Talk with Miller & Vance, Tuesday, October 26, 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 US Food and Drug Administration has given marketing clearance to CognICA, an artificial intelligence–powered integrated cognitive assessment for the early detection of dementia. CognICA is a 5-minute, computerized cognitive assessment that is completed using an iPad. The test offers several advantages over traditional pen-and-paper-based cognitive tests, including its high sensitivity to early-stage cognitive impairment, avoidance of cultural or educational bias and absence of learning effect upon repeat testing. FDA Clears 5-Minute Test for Early Dementia (medscape.com)
Hypertension diagnosed in early adulthood or midlife is associated with smaller total brain volume and with an increased dementia risk, according to a study published online Oct. 4 in Hypertension. The findings raise the possibility that better prevention and control of high blood pressure in early adulthood could help prevent dementia. htn-in-early-mid-adulthood-linked-to-smaller-brain-volume (physiciansweekly.com)
New research has shown that an oxidation-antioxidant imbalance in the blood is an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, rather than a consequence. By identifying oxidative markers in the blood of individuals at risk five years before the onset of the disease, we could make recommendations to slow the onset of the disease and limit the risks. Antioxidant Imbalance Is Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s Disease | Technology Networks
A quick, low-cost Alzheimer’s diagnostic works by measuring brain wave responses to flashing images on a screen — providing hope for diagnosing Alzheimer’s quickly, easily, and early enough to catch the disease before significant impairment. The test — called the Fastball — is completely passive, transcending any language barriers and is cheap to scale in hospitals. Images are quickly flashed on a screen, with as many as three images per second. By adding in an image that appears more than once, EEG can provide a functional readout of recognition memory. A Two-Minute Test Could Help Identify Alzheimer’s Early – Being Patient
Hear from national Alzheimer’s experts. Watch UsAgainstAlzheimer’s National Alzheimer’s Summit, UsA2Summit.org.
There are an estimated 5.4 million children in the United States providing unpaid care, support, and assistance to their family members and other individuals. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, “youth caregivers” existed on the fringes of American society, without recognition in state or federal policy. They experience higher levels of social isolation, depression, anxiety, and absenteeism from school in comparison to their non-caregiving peers. The pandemic has only served to widened the disparities they face. Youth Caregivers and the Pandemic (asaging.org)
Studies from around the world and over several decades have conclusively shown that regular exercise can lead to enhanced memory, mood, cognitive functioning, and learning capabilities. It can even make your brain larger and help prevent the neurological changes associated with aging, as well as several neurological diseases. Researchers are now starting to better understand the mechanisms underlying these benefits. Your Brain on Exercise | Psychology Today Canada