Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’

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Sing Here Now! Choir for Elderly With Memory Loss

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a unique way for the elderly to keep active and stimulate cognitive function. Sing Here Now is a choir program for elderly people experiencing memory loss and people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many local Alzheimer’s Association chapters have a choir program, although the Oregon chapter is the first to implement […]

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Oregon Unveils New Alzheimer’s Care Plan

Oregon publicly released the State Plan for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias. I am proud and humbled to say that Endear for Alzheimer’s has been written into the plan as a key partner and integrated with specific duties in order to make Oregon a better place for people and Family of affected by Alzheimer’s. Thanks to […]

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Oregon Alzheimer’s Activists say State Must Prepare for ‘Tsunami’ of Aging Population

Every year, thousands of Oregonians are diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and family members often don’t know where to turn. A coalition of legislators, nonprofits and activists says it’s time for that to stop. The group is releasing today a first-for-Oregon road map that calls for additional resources for unpaid in-home caregivers and new requirements for guardians, […]

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Alzheimer’s Caregivers Aren’t Alone

While she’s committed to caring for her 78-year-old mother in her home, Phoenix resident Ann Chizek finds that some days are tougher than others. Common for patients who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s, the woman who raised her doesn’t recognize her as her child, can be prone to wandering, and becomes easily agitated at things […]

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Quilt To Remember is a Tribute to Alzheimer’s Patients

PORTLAND – With the numbers as high as they are, it’s very likely you know someone with Alzheimer’s or someone who is caring for a loved one who has it. There are 76,000 patients in Oregon and 160,000 family members and nurses are taking care of them. The slowly progressing brain disorder is devastating and […]

Prevalence of Alzheimer's among Races

African Americans and Hispanics are More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s

According to the 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report, the majority of people living in the United States diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementias are white. However, older African-Americans and Hispanics are proportionately more likely than older whites to have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. (1)(2) As I am Mexican and American Indian descent, […]

Conference about dementia for African Americans

Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference

The Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference, scheduled for June 2nd, 2012, is the signature educational event organized by the PreSERVE Coalition designed to initiate healthy change for individuals and community. The PreSERVE Coalition is a group of individuals from healthcare, service organizations and the community, collaborating on initiatives that support the […]

HDE Home Care – Oregon In Home Care Services

HDE Home Care – In Home Care Services HDE Home Care is a family-owned in home care agency, licensed in the state of Oregon. We improve the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities by providing caregivers for one-on-one assistance with activities of daily living. We serve most of NW Oregon including the […]

Oregon Tax Check Off Information For Alzheimer’s Research

Help Oregon discover new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease! To advance important Alzheimer’s research in our state, Oregon health care professionals and medical researchers have established The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research (OPAR). OPAR administers the Oregon Alzheimer’s Research Tax Checkoff Fund, which allows Oregonians the opportunity to donate a portion of their state income tax […]

The Allen Institute for Brain Science

Paul Allen Gives $300 Million for Alzheimer’s & Brain Research

Paul G. Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft, announced on Wednesday that he would commit $300 million over the next 10 years to turn the Allen Institute for Brain Science, a nonprofit organization he established to build a database of neural information, into a center for basic neuroscience investigation.   The institute will focus on counting […]