Tag Archives: dementia

What is dementia and are there different types?

According to the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health, dementia is the loss of cognitive function, such as thinking and remembering, to an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Dementia results … Continue reading

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What is Parkinson’s disease?

According to the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s disease is “a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement” and is caused by certain nerve cells in the brain gradually breaking down or dying. The signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may be … Continue reading

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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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for January 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: How are robots used in rehabilitation? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss wearable robots to aid … Continue reading

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