Tagged: dementias

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The Story of Those Living Alone with Dementia and a Free Alzheimer’s Association Resource to Help Them Cope

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a free program to assist people with memory problems who live alone in San Mateo County. The Dementia Capable Services & Supports initiative was made possible with the generous support of San Mateo County and local community partners, and has already shown success in identifying high risk individuals and connecting them with legal aid, social and home safety services.

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Watch: 2016 Funded Researcher Carlos Rodriguez-Ortiz, Ph.D.

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Ortiz of UC Merced was recently awarded a $150,000 research grant from the Alzheimer’s Association. Bill Fisher, CEO of the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter, presented the check at the campus, along with a team of supporters and advocates. Dr. Rodriguez Ortiz is studying a molecule called miR181, which may be an important new factor in the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. In this video, he talks about his quest to find information that will lead to a cure.