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Making the complex, simple. Dealing this month with Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is an important time to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, honor those affected by it, and promote education and support.

 

Here are a few inspirational stories and educational resources to help you better understand Alzheimer’s disease and its impact:

 

Inspirational Stories:

  1. “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova: This bestselling novel tells the story of Alice, a renowned linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. The book offers a poignant portrayal of the challenges individuals and families face with the disease.

 

  1. “The Story of My Father” by Sue Miller: In this memoir, Sue Miller shares her experiences of caring for her father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The book provides insights into the emotional journey of caregiving and the complexities of the disease.

 

Educational Resources:

  1. Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org): The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading organization dedicated to providing support, resources, and research for Alzheimer’s disease. Their website offers a wealth of educational materials, including information on the disease, caregiver resources, and research updates.

 

  1. National Institute on Aging (www.nia.nih.gov): The National Institute on Aging provides valuable information on Alzheimer’s disease, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. Their website also features research updates and tips for caregivers.

 

  1. Alzheimer’s Research UK (www.alzheimersresearchuk.org): This organization funds and promotes research into the causes and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease. Their website offers educational materials, research updates, and resources for individuals and families affected by the disease.

 

  1. Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org): The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides educational resources, support services, and information about Alzheimer’s disease. Their website offers educational materials, caregiving tips, and a helpline for assistance.

 

  1. Dementia Care Central (www.dementiacarecentral.com): This website provides comprehensive information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, caregiving strategies, and legal and financial considerations. It also offers a directory of resources and support services.
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