A weekly recap of the latest news about Alzheimer’s and dementia


Alzheimer’s Orange County compiles a weekly roundup of the latest news stories and developments about Alzheimer’s and dementia to keep you updated on what’s happening locally and all around the world. Check out this week’s headlines below:

Federal Bill Increases Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research Funding to Record $2.8B

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an appropriation bill that is bringing more funds than ever to the pursuit of treatments for Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Read more here.

Her Mom Was Lost in Dementia’s Fog. Singing Christmas Carols Brought Her Back

Susan Gustafson, had suffered dementia for several years before her family moved her into a memory care unit at an assisted living facility in Costa Mesa. Using the power of music, her daughter, Nancy, discovered a new way to reconnect with her.  Read more here.


Robert Moir, 58, Dies; His Research Changed Views on Alzheimer’s

Robert D. Moir, a Harvard scientist whose radical theories of the brain plaques in Alzheimer’s defied conventional views of the disease, but whose research ultimately led to important proposals for how to treat it, died on Friday at a hospice in Milton, Mass Read more here.


The TV Repeats and Old Songs That Help People With Dementia

The holidays can be challenging for people with dementia and their caregivers. Watching familiar films or singing along to favorite songs can help make the festive season easier to navigate. 

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