Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease

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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Accessible Travel: Airline accessibility remains an issue (Disability Scoop) While most people assume the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) governs accessibility on airplanes, this is not the case. Accessible lavatories are required only … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 18 to Friday, April 22

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Consumer Advocacy: Hearing aid prices under pressure from consumer electronics (The New York Times) The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering products that are far less expensive and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 28 to Friday, April 1

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Arts: How actors with disabilities are educating casting directors (Playbill) Several casting directors and associates affiliated with the Casting Society of America (CSA) have partnered with the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 21 to Friday, March 25

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: UCF Students with disabilities find their place on campus (Orlando Sentinel) This story introduces a freshman at the University of Central Florida (UCF) who is one of a handful of students with … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11

Caregiving: Living with the parents I’m losing to Alzheimer’s (The New York Times) In 2010, after several disturbing phone calls from and about her aging parents, Elizabeth Wolf moved back from Vermont to her parents’ home in New Jersey. She … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 8

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Diagnostics: NPR program highlights over the telephone hearing test (The Hearing Review) A recent National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition program featured a hearing test that consumers can take over the phone to … Continue reading

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