Ann Owens is a veteran walker. For her, each Walk4ALZ is a mission. The goal: to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. She’s lived through the pain and heartache caused by this disease, as it weaved its way through her own family. Five of her seven aunts have it. Two have already died.
Alzheimer’s San Diego recently held a workshop, Adjusting to Life with Dementia. This class focused on the progressive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, how to plan ahead for quality of life and preparing for potential safety concerns.
Alzheimer’s San Diego is powered by a team of incredible social workers. This feature, Notes from a Social Worker, will give you a glimpse into their thoughts and feelings as they work with families impacted by dementia. This month, Amy Abrams writes about love, intimacy and dementia.
This guest blog post was written by Hailey Corum. She is a 14-year-old San Diegan who wanted to share her story, as her grandfather is currently living with Alzheimer's.
When it comes to developing Alzheimer’s, there are a number of known risk factors – but how about the air you breathe? Researchers at the University of Southern California have been awarded an $11.5 million grant by the National Institute of Aging to analyze how toxins in the air can accelerate the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The normally quiet Alzheimer’s San Diego office was filled with the sound of 155 engines as motorcycles pulled up to the parking lot on Sunday, July 15th. The lively group of bikers came together for the second annual Rides4ALZ, benefitting Alzheimer’s San Diego.
Bill Gates has joined a group of philanthropists who are investing $30 million towards funding the Diagnostic Accelerator. Their goal is to create affordable and accessible diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s disease.
We all need a little motivation to get us in the fundraising spirit – so we're kicking off Walk4ALZ season with a contest!
Whether you are a brand-new walker or have been walking with us for years, everyone can benefit from some new fundraising tips to boost their Walk4ALZ team. Check out these expert tips that are sure to make you a Walk superstar!
You can’t control memory loss – only your reaction to it. Keep reading to find out the Do's and Don'ts of compassionate communication with the memory impaired.