Caregiver Corner: Introducing a formal caregiver

Article originally published in the Summer 2019 Alzheimer’s Update Family members often ask us for tips on how to introduce a formal caregiver to their family member who has dementia. At some...

Confessions of a Research Junkie

Below is Ed Parker’s story about being a research participant. Reprinted with permission from 3550 magazine.  Article originally published in the Winter 2018 Alzheimer’s Update. Have you ever...

The caregiver perspective: Jennifer’s story

My husband, Charles, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. He was 65. Over the next six years, my role changed as his disease progressed: I went from supportive care partner to supportive...

Brain donation at OHSU

If a patient has a brain disease, usually the family will donate the brain for study after death for a couple of reasons. The first is to find out the final diagnosis. The second is to understand...

Cleaning while we sleep: A novel approach in Alzheimer’s research

Every 67 seconds, an American develops Alzheimer’s disease. It affects 5.3 million people in the US and if no medical breakthroughs to prevent or cure the disease are found, this number will...