Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

Risk of suicide with Alzheimer's and dementia

Suicide is a Real Risk with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

A colleague of mine, the same man who writes the Casual Fridays series has many stories about his time working in Memory Care. With over 15 years working in multiple positions within the elder care industry he has seen and experienced amazing things. He now works for a non-profit organization which focuses on assisting those […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Take Cancer over Alzheimer’s in a Heartbeat-The Brutal Truth about Early On-set Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

It was 1991. Traveling between New York and Portland, 34-year-old Chris Gorham managed $100 million worth of bargaining power in women’s apparel for Nordstrom. An avid reader, fiercely independent and fashionably dressed, Chris’s childhood losses hastened feelings of mortality and motivated her to live each day as a gift. Now 50, Chris takes 14 pills […]