The Friday Five – Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
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According to the Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and this week’s Friday Five is dedicated to helping raise awareness and inspire action to support the fight against the disease.
Reframing Patient Centered Care to PERSON Centered Care
Having experienced the affects of dementia on a close friend, GLHC (@GLHC_HIE) Marketing Manager Brian Mack (@BFMack) reflects on the disease and the idea of patient centered care.
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month. A cause that is near and dear to me. Check out my latest contribution to the The Exchange Blog => Reframing Patient Centered Care to PERSON Centered Care: https://t.co/83nYFjdZcw @GLHC_HIE #HITSM #HITMC #EndAlz #ACP
— Brian Mack (@BFMack) June 11, 2019
Women in Clinical Trials
Have you ever considered being part of a clinical trial? According to the US FDA, a clinical trial is a research study that helps to show whether a test or treatment works and is safe. There are many ways you can take part in a trial. Some trials ask you questions about treatments you already take. In other trials, you take a new drug. Some clinical trials use healthy people. Other trials use people who have a specific health problem. You can read more about clinical trials and even use the FDA search tool to find an Alzheimer’s clinical trial.
In the U.S., Alzheimer’s affects more than 3 million women aged 65 and older. Help make a difference and join an Alzheimer’s clinical trial today! For more info on how to participate in preventative research studies, visit: https://t.co/czp16pF215 #EndAlz pic.twitter.com/IhU9N1hHHa
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) June 10, 2019
10 Ways to Love Your Brain
As is true with other diseases, when it comes to dementia there are things we can do to reduce our risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. The Alzheimer’s Association offers 10 healthy habits to incorporate into our daily lives to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now.
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. All month we are highlighting the critical importance of early detection and diagnosis of #Alzheimers disease. Go purple. Join the fight @repcleaver #ENDALZ pic.twitter.com/oPpkuLJTfN
— Lucy Tran Williams (@LucyTran_) June 7, 2019
Boost Brain Health with a Plant-Based Diet
According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (@PCRM) which promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards in research, plant-based foods are beneficial to the brain and may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Be sure to visit their website to take advantage of a plethora of resources and information connecting diet to brain health.
— Physicians Committee (@PCRM) June 12, 2019
World Alzheimer Report 2019 Survey: Your attitudes around Dementia
Alzheimer’s Disease International (@AlzDisInt) has commissioned the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to create the world’s largest survey on people’s attitudes around dementia, which will form the basis for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, to be released in September. Today is the LAST DAY to take part in this worthwhile survey so click below and get started!
Our survey on people’s attitudes around #dementia is now LIVE! You have until 15 June to complete the survey & share with everyone you know! It will only take around 10 minutes but the impact could last a lifetime. #WorldAlzReport2019 https://t.co/hn6eE6FCsk
— ADI (@AlzDisInt) April 15, 2019