Barriers to Equity in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
People of color face discrimination when seeking health care for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Alzheimer’s caregivers who are people of color also face discrimination.
Baby Boomers Who Are Caregivers Report Poor Health
A CDC study found that 1 in 4 baby boomers are caregivers and reported having more chronic disease, more disability, and lower self-rated health than non-caregivers. Poor health puts baby boomer caregivers at risk for needing care themselves.
Healthy Body, Healthier Brain
A recent CDC study found that people with one or more chronic health conditions were more likely to report worsening or frequent memory problems. Here’s 8 steps you can take for a healthier body and brain.
Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults
Older adults who are lonely or socially isolated are at greater risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions. Here are resources to help you stay socially connected. Did you know your doctor can assess your risk and help you get connected to community resources?
Caring for Yourself When Caring for Another
Caregivers need breaks to stay healthy. Here are some tips for getting back some of your “me time”. Learn how your doctor, family and friends and websites can help. There’s even help for veterans and their spouses.
Minorities and Women Are at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Are you more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease? Read about who is at risk and what you can do.
The Truth About Aging and Dementia
Learn what’s healthy aging and what’s not.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Alzheimer’s and related dementias have wide-ranging impacts not only on those with the disease, their families and caregivers, but also on communities and health-care systems.
Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease
As the population continues to age, Alzheimer’s disease-related deaths will likely continue to increase in every race, sex, and ethnicity category.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month
Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.
Helping Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias can be challenging. People with dementias may stop recognizing the person who is caring for them, can have trouble sharing their desires and feelings, and may become completely dependent upon their caregiver for daily activities such as eating, using the restroom, and bathing.
Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults
You or the person you care for can be prepared for emergency situations by creating a plan, reviewing or practicing it regularly, and keeping an emergency supply kit.
Care Plans Help Both Older Adults and Caregivers
Caregivers are often family members or friends of a person who is in need of care. Caregivers may manage everything from medications and getting dressed in the morning to doctor appointments, social events, and meals.
Dance Your Way to Better Brain Health
Exercise is not only good for your body, it’s good for your brain too. Sticking to a regular workout plan can be tough, but including activity in your routine doesn’t need to be boring.
Are You Engaged?
As we age, being involved with others is strongly associated with better brain function. So it is not only fun, it is good for you.