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Lotsa Helping Hands

Online calendar helps coordinate help Friends, family members and neighbors may offer to lend a hand with caregiving for a person with dementia – now, with Lotsa Helping Hands, it’s easy to keep track of care volunteers. Lotsa Helping Hands is a free private group calendar that helps caregivers, friends, family members and other volunteers coordinate […]

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline

Join the National Institutes of Health's State-of-the-Science Conference on Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline  April 26-28, 2010  Natcher Conference Center | NIH Campus | Bethesda, Maryland Continuing education information: For many older adults, cognitive health and performance remain stable, with only a gradual and slight decline in short-term memory and reaction times. […]

Alzheimer’s Association 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures

The Alzheimer's Association 2010 Key facts about Alzheimer's disease is out.  You can download the whole report here. Key facts about Alzheimer's disease 5.3 million people have Alzheimer's 172 billion dollars in annual costs 7th leading cause of death 10.9 million unpaid caregivers Alzheimer's disease mortality is on the rise With a rapidly aging baby […]

Visit Eye Doctor to Catch Alzheimer’s Early

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study gives seniors a reason to visit the ophthalmologist — those with poor vision who sought help were 64 percent less likely to develop dementia. University of Michigan researchers suggest poor vision may now be a predictor of dementia and not just a symptom that comes after diagnosis.  They looked […]

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Submit Your Short Video to the Neuro Film Festival

Tell your story and you could win $1500! One in six Americans is affected by a brain disorder such as Alzheimer's disease, migraine, autism, MS, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, ALS, stroke, and more. Make a film telling us your story, or the story of a loved one, affected by a brain disorder. Help us make the […]

Ghosts and Goblins

Halloween is almost here, and there is nothing more fun than dressing up your pets  Send us your Halloween-themed pet photos.  The winner will be showcased as the KnowItAlz Pet of the Week October 31, and their person will receive a KnowItAlz T-shirt!  Start snapping!

What’s Happening

Let's Chat! Don't forget KnowItAlz has a great chat feature to help our members connect and share their experiences in real time.  Past chats have offered great information from others going through the journey called Alzhiemer's caregiving. Chatting with other caregivers is a great forum to ask questions, get answers, share tips and hopefully even a few […]

Pet of the Week

Please Send us Your Pet Pictures! Registered KnowItAlz users can login and click on the Submit Pet Photo Tab and upload your furry friends! If you are not registered, click here to Register Now We want dogs, cats, birds, lizards, ferretts, whatever you have. Show off your pet as the KnowItAlz Pet of the Week!

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