Tag Archives: dementia

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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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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – January 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR Projects: The Community for All Project to Develop a Series of Six Online Toolkits to Improve Community Living and Participation for People … Continue reading

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

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Around the world in a wheelchair (Disability Scoop) Cory Lee Woodard’s muscular dystrophy put him in a wheelchair at age 4, but it has not kept him from swimming in Iceland’s … Continue reading

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