Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease

Aging, IDD, and Dementia – A Quick Look at the Research

As people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living longer, the can develop dementia. Here’s a quick look at research on aging, IDD, and dementia. Continue reading

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Dementia: A Disorder that Affects Cognitive Function

According to the National Institute of Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), dementia is the “loss of cognitive functioning – thinking, remembering, and reason – and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a … Continue reading

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FIAPAM: Help Yourself by Helping Others

The Ibero-American Federation of Associations of Older Adults (FIAFAM, according to its Spanish acronym) (Spanish) is a not-for-profit organization that works in response to the need of older adults with and without disabilities to ensure respect for their dignity as … Continue reading

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CEAFA and Alzheimer’s Disease

The Spanish Alzheimer’s Disease Confederation (CEAFA, Spanish acronym) is a national non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. CEAFA represents about 300 local associations and 200,000 families and maintains … Continue reading

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If you liked “Show your purple for Alzheimer’s disease”

Regularly in the top 10 posts read by our Spanish readers, “Show your purple for Alzheimer’s disease” discusses and defines dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, discusses dementia and people with disabilities growing older, and research from the NIDILRR community and beyond. … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for February

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What treatments are available for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss … Continue reading

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Alzheimer Iberoamerica: Improving the Quality of Life of People with Alzheimer’s Disease in Latin America

According to MedlinePlus from the US National Library of Medicine, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is “the most common form of dementia among older people” and it affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. There are organizations all over the … Continue reading

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What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), is “an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.” The … Continue reading

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Show your purple for Alzheimer’s disease

Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 47 million people around the world have some form of dementia and there are over 7 million new diagnoses every year. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Research: Research traces link between combat blasts and PTSD (The New York Times) Whereas the link between concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder has become clearer in recent years, a specific connection between PTSD … Continue reading

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