Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Lifematters Joins Residences at Thomas Circle in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2018-06-28T16:34:20-04:00June 25th, 2018|Alzheimer's & Dementia|

On June 21st, we attended "The Longest Day" event at Residences at Thomas Circle — a full day of activities with the purpose of raising money and awareness for Alzheimer's Association. The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s [...]

A 14-Year-Old Made An App To Help Alzheimer’s Patients Recognize Their Loved Ones

By |2018-01-24T13:01:14-05:00January 24th, 2018|Alzheimer's & Dementia, Family, Home Care & Caregiving, Technology & Aging|

When Emma Yang was 7 or 8 years old, her grandmother became increasingly forgetful. Over the next few years, those memory problems, caused by early Alzheimer’s disease, worsened. Yang, who learned to code at an early age, decided to create an app to help. In her app under development, called Timeless, Alzheimer’s patients can scroll through photos [...]

New Study Finds Prevalence of Dementia Could Be Declining

By |2017-10-24T13:44:09-04:00January 9th, 2017|Alzheimer's & Dementia|

JAMA, published by the American Medical Association, announced on November 21, 2016, the results of its most recent study which indicate dementia prevalence declined significantly, from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012. The national study of more than 21,000 diverse senior citizens can be found here. JAMA’s findings are significant, if not somewhat surprising since [...]

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