Alzheimer’s Resources

Patient Experience

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video features one family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease and the deteriorating effect and emotional impact that it has.

Disease Brings Drastic Changes to Patients, and Stress to Family Members

This news article discusses the stress-inducing implications of Alzheimer’s disease on patients’ caregivers and loved ones.

The Faces of Alzheimer’s

This slideshow of individuals with Alzheimer’s from around the world challenges popular stigmas surrounding those suffering with the disease.

My Mother, Lost and Found

This news article tells a first person account of the author’s experience with his mother’s Alzheimer’s disease.

When All Isn’t Enough to Foil Alzheimer’s

This news article provides a riveting tale of one neurologist’s unsuccessful attempts to foil his own development of Alzheimer’s, told from his daughter’s perspective.

Biomedical Connections

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video explores the biology behind Alzheimer’s disease: what it is, what the symptoms are, how it works in the body and the effects, and its associated risks and treatment.

Finding Alzheimer’s Before a Mind Fails

This news article examines the link between individuals with a genetic disposition to develop Alzheimer’s disease and the treatment options available at earliest detection of the disease.

Parsing Ronald Reagan’s Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

This news article posits that patterns in language and speech can be traced to identify the presence and development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Please Explain: Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Research

This podcast (without transcript) discusses the 2 different types of Alzheimer’s (one of which is early onset), whether Alzheimer’s is just a function of aging, and what exactly causes Alzheimer’s and the issues faced in identifying the best way to treat it.

Scientists Close In on Alzheimer’s Cure

This podcast (without transcript, contains accompanying news article) considers a new study on Alzheimer’s disease from the viewpoint of its senior author, a key researcher and professor of Neurology at Duke University.

The Latest on Diagnosing, Treating, and Preventing Alzheimer’s

This podcast (without transcript) discusses the latest trials and methods in the study and treatment of Alzheimer’s, including the risk of developing Alzheimer’s if you have other diseases or conditions such as diabetes.

Younger Adults with Alzheimer’s Are Key to Drug Search

This podcast (without transcript, contains accompanying news article) discusses the benefits of researching drug therapies on young people with the rare early onset Alzheimer’s gene.

Socioeconomic Factors

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the multifactorial nature of Alzheimer’s and who and how it affects our society financially and emotionally.

Dementia Develops Faster in Women than in Men, Study Suggests

This news article explores a recent study stating that women who develop slight but detectable deficits in memory and mental acuity late in life tend to decline faster than men with mild impairment.

History (Timeline) of the Disease

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video explores discovery of the disease and the progress of detecting and treating Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Exploring the Brain

This animation depicts a 3D model of the brain and its inner mechanisms as affected by the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

What is Alzheimer’s?

This video (without transcript) provides an overview of the disease: its origins, how it works in the body, symptoms, and prognosis.

Interprofessional

Part of the Virtual Rounds series, this video features a multidisciplinary care team working together in researching and treatment of Alzheimer’s.

The Age of Alzheimer’s

This news article is a call to action written by a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court, a Nobel Prize winner in medicine, and an expert on aging.

Living with Alzheimer’s, as a Patient and a Caregiver

This podcast (without transcript) features interviews with a doctor with Alzheimer’s disease on a clinical trial and a caretaker whose husband with Alzheimer’s was a medical researcher.