Wednesday, October 10, 2012

About the Alzheimer's Reading Room

The goal of the Alzheimer's Reading Room is to Educate and Empower Alzheimer's caregivers their families, and the entire Alzheimer's community.

In the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR), we offer "real life" solutions to problems that Alzheimer's caregivers face each day.

About Alzheimer's Reading Room

The website contains a knowledge base of more than 3,800 articles. These articles can be found via a keyword search using the search box on the right hand side of every webpage. We add new information to the knowledge base every day.

Read More about the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers

The Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers around the country can be a useful source of care and information for Alzheimer's caregivers and their families.

Alzheimer's Reading Room

I often receive emails asking me how to find someone that is experienced in the diagnosis of dementia, or for other Alzheimer's related problems. When this happens, the first thing I do is ask them their location.

There are about 30 Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRC) around the country. When most people think ADRC they think research. However, most ADRCs have doctors in practice and practicing neurologists.

These centers can be very helpful to families, and I suggest if you have a problem or question you contact them.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Alzheimers Disease Statistics

Each day on average, 1,252 people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the United States.
Each week on average, 8,764 people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

While many New Yorkers are commuting to and from work each day, another 154 persons are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.....

Read more about this Sobering Statistic.


More than half of Americans report that they have been touched by someone (living or deceased) who has Alzheimer's disease, and roughly a third of Americans are worried about getting Alzheimer's.

Learn more about Americans Touched by Alzheimer's.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Learning How to Communicate with Someone Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease

As I thought about this I came to a simple conclusion. Instead of trying to change Alzheimer's World, instead of trying to fight Alzheimer's World, not only would I accept Alzheimer's World as a reality, I would go into Alzheimer's World and learn how to communicate effectively...
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Earlier today, Carole Larkin published an interesting article -- How the Loss of Memory Works in Alzheimer’s Disease, and How Understanding This Could Help You.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Reading, Engaging, and Communicating with an Alzheimer's Patient (Podcast))

By Bob DeMarco

Take the extra step. Walk the extra yard. Engage. Keep on living. Don’t be afraid to try things. Do things that you have always done together. Don’t let anyone discourage you or get in your way.

Monday, May 24, 2010

2-1-1 Get Help

Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services - they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community. 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Seventy Percent of Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients Do Not Receive Treatment Early On

Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that 70.7 percent of newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease patients do not receive treatment within a year of being diagnosed.....
By Bob DeMarco