In this video series, we highlight caregivers Stephanie and Delores. These women care for their husbands who have Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a look at what an average day looks like from sun up to sun down!
Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada Newsletter
Sushma is a caregiver for her dad, who in 2008 was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and in 2012 received the news that the disease had progressed to the later stages of Alzheimer’s, leaving him completely unable to take care of himself. She lives in Antioch, works full time in Walnut Creek, and for the last five years has been commuting three days a week to Union City to care for her dad and give her mom a break. Just as the expression goes “It takes a village to raise a child” the same can be said for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s! She shares the role of caregiver with her mom Sadhana, sister Shashil, caregiver Otti and her nephew Junior. Here is a brief look at a day in the life… #lifeasacaregiver.
We recently awarded a New Investigator Grant to Judy Pa, Ph.D., assistant professor, UCSF Memory and Aging Center for her study “Neurobiological Changes in Network Function and Amyloid Deposition in Alzheimer’s Disease.”
In recent years, scientists have made significant advances in the ability to visualize disease markers in the brains of living people, including brain scans that show the presence of amyloid plaques, one of the characteristic features of Alzheimer’s disease. Other types of brain scans, known as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), can show brain activity and how it changes as the disease progresses. Continue reading “New Investigator Research Grant: Dr. Judy Pa, UCSF” »
September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Worldwide, 35 million people and their families are affected by dementia. Join us by raising awareness, reducing stigma and sharing your story. Pledge to GO PURPLE by:
- Wearing purple on Alzheimer’s Action Day, September 21
- Turning Facebook & Twitter purple by changing your profile picture to our END ALZ icon
- Taking action to honor a family member or sharing your personal story about Alzheimer’s to reduce stigma around the disease
Together, we can help end Alzheimer’s. For more ideas on going purple, visit our World Alzheimer’s Month page