Navigating the Holidays - Autumn Leaves

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African American Alzheimer’s statistics

The latest statistics show that the African American community remains disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease. There are many things that factor into these troubling numbers, including a distrust of the medical community and cultural stigma related to the disease, among other influencing conditions. Read More >>

Onesimus: The enslaved black man who shaped American inoculation

With vaccines being at the forefront of our fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of inoculation weighs heavy on our minds. But did you know that the practice of vaccinations in America can be traced all the way back to the 1700s (nearly a century before Edward Jenner developed what would become known […] Read More >>

Caring For the Caregiver

People who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia often experience high levels of stress. It is overwhelming to take on the full-time care of someone who is experiencing brain changes. No matter how hard you try, reasoning with them feels like a fruitless endeavor. Just as you finally find […] Read More >>

Dementia and the Holidays: Taking a Positive Approach To Care

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – or so the song goes. But for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the holidays can be especially stressful. This stress has only been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic which has isolated us from our extended families and support network. And […] Read More >>

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