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May 1, 2016
by Banner Alzheimer's Institute
In this month’s Beacon we are going to focus on some of the basics of planning care on a day to day basis. Implementing these techniques one bit at a time has been shown to decrease problem behaviors...
With the rising number of people with Alzheimer’s, the burden on caregivers is growing. Mike and Patsy Boggs share their story of how Alzheimer’s is affecting their family and the hefty cost of the...
Dr. Pierre Tariot weighs in on the financial impact of Alzheimer’s in NPR’s coverage of the latest Alzheimer's Association Facts & Figures Report.
Dr. Pierre Tariot weighs in on the financial impact of Alzheimer’s in NPR’s coverage of the latest Alzheimer's Association Facts & Figures Report.
Partnering with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the Dementia Friendly Tempe initiative will explore how Tempe can become a dementia friendly community and what can be done to improve opportunities and...
March 1, 2016
by Banner Alzheimer's Institute
While Alzheimer’s disease (AD) accounts for 60 – 80% of all dementias, this means that 20-40% of those with cognitive, mood or behavioral symptoms will have another form of dementia. There are dozens...
A series telling the story of how three siblings all had early-onset Alzheimer’s from a genetic mutation in their family.
January 1, 2016
by Banner Alzheimer's Institute
There is a lot of “dementia jargon” used when a diagnosis is made and as the disease progresses. This article will define some of the most common terms you are likely to hear.
December 1, 2015
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
My mom has advanced dementia and is now residing in a memory care facility. I don’t think she knows who I am anymore and visits have become very hard for me and my family. We don’t know what to say...
December 1, 2015
by Banner Alzheimer's Institute
As we approach the holiday season, a time of gift-giving, it seems appropriate to reflect on the best offering we can give to those we love who have dementia – the gift of presence.