Social and Financial Costs of Millennial Dementia Caregivers

A report by the Center for Healthcare Innovation. Abstract With the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease expected to impact 16 million individuals by 2050, younger generations will increasingly assume caregiving responsibilities. More than a third of today’s caregivers are employed full-time. As millennials take on informal caregiving responsibilities, public and workplace policies must consider financial assistance … More Social and Financial Costs of Millennial Dementia Caregivers

Interview with Alzheimer’s researcher, blogger, and advocate Maya Gosztyla

Maya Gosztyla is the creator of AlzScience. Her passion for Alzheimer’s disease began at a young age when her grandmother was diagnosed with vascular dementia following a stroke. She currently works in a lab at the National Institutes of Health, where she’s researching a rare neurodegenerative disorder called Niemann-Pick Disease. In addition to her love of … More Interview with Alzheimer’s researcher, blogger, and advocate Maya Gosztyla

The Hidden Health Crisis of Alzheimer’s Disease Among Older Adults

Alzheimer’s disease is “the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century,” according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer’s are told about their diagnosis by a healthcare provider, compared to more than 90 percent of people with the four most common types of cancer. And of the top 10 … More The Hidden Health Crisis of Alzheimer’s Disease Among Older Adults

12 Ways to Reach Out to Caregivers During National Caregivers Appreciation Month

Chances are you know someone caring for a loved one who is sick or has a disability. This could be due to an illness such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, stroke, or a variety of other conditions. Some family members provide live-in care, others visit daily or weekly, and some oversee care from a distance, or … More 12 Ways to Reach Out to Caregivers During National Caregivers Appreciation Month

Keeping Brains Healthy Across the Lifespan: Is It Really As Easy As Counting to 5?

Research over the last 20 years on the impact of lifestyle on brain health indicates that how people live each day can strongly influence the delay and potential prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. To appreciate the full weight of these findings, the World Alzheimer’s Report 2014 estimates that if dementia is delayed for just … More Keeping Brains Healthy Across the Lifespan: Is It Really As Easy As Counting to 5?