May 092011
 
Change and Adapt, but Don’t Stop: How to Provide Meaningful Activities for Those with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

I hate Bingo. There, I said it. That popular activity which people of all ages enjoy at local fire halls, senior living communities and kindergarten classrooms across the country is one of my least favorite ways to pass the time. As a former assisted living activities director, I can tell you that — in my book — the only thing worse than playing Bingo is calling Bingo. Round and round the cage would spin, as […]

May 052011
 

Congress has created a new Peer-Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research program at the Department of Defense.  The program was included in the federal spending bill signed by the president on April 15, 2011.  While countless programs received funding reductions, including a $260 million cut for the National Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer’s community secured a significant victory for Alzheimer’s research in the finalized spending bill. The Peer-Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research program created by Congress at the Department of […]

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