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NARFE August

Our Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2021 (AAIC®), held July 26-30 in Denver and virtually, was a success — attracting nearly 12,000 attendees and more than 3,000 scientific presentations! The conference saw researchers networking and collaborating with colleagues from around the world at the largest and most influential meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Groundbreaking research presented at the conference suggested that older adults may suffer lasting cognitive impairment after recovery from COVID-19 infection, and that improved air quality may lower dementia risk. Read more key takeaways from this AAIC 2021.

Nutritious meals can be a challenge for people living with Alzheimer's
As a person's cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat or have difficulty using utensils. For a person living with Alzheimer's or another dementia, poor nutrition may increase behavioral symptoms and cause weight loss. Learn more.

Study suggests reading, puzzles may delay onset of Alzheimer's
An active mind in old age may delay the onset of Alzheimer's by up to five years, according to a new study. Researchers said activities like reading, writing letters, playing cards or doing puzzles may prolong brain health even for people in their 80s. The study results don't prove that being mentally active delays dementia but suggest that various cognitive activities may be helpful. Learn more.

Plan ahead for dressing or grooming someone living with Alzheimer's
Assisting a person living with Alzheimer's or another dementia in maintaining his or her appearance can promote positive self-esteem. These tasks may become frustrating in the later stages of the disease, but our tips can help. Learn more.

Take precautions to avoid issues with multiple medications
A person living with Alzheimer's or another dementia may be prescribed multiple medications and also have prescriptions for other conditions. Care needs to be taken with all medications and when more than one is being used. Learn more.
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