The UAB Brain Aging and Memory Clinic, located in Kirklin Clinic, provides care for those with neurological conditions affecting the brain, memory, etc.
The UAB Brain Aging and Memory Clinic offers special expertise in the evaluation of individuals with memory or thinking problems, age-related behavior changes, or other complex neurobehavioral disturbances. Patients receive complete cognitive and physical examinations and diagnostic workup, as well as information about available clinical research programs.
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A Good Night's Sleep Learn about insomnia, sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, and other sleep disorders. Get tips on how to fall asleep and sleep better.
Vascular dementia is caused by conditions such as stroke that disrupt blood flow to the brain and lead to problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Vascular dementia is the second most common dementia diagnosis, after Alzheimer’s disease, and can occur alone or alongside another form of dementia.
What Is Vascular Dementia? | National Institute on Aging Symptoms of vascular dementia can appear suddenly and may progress slowly over time. Symptoms often look similar to those of Alzheimer’s disease, but memory loss is more prominent in Alzheimer’s, whereas problems with organization, attention, and problem-solving may be more obvious in vascular d...
For senior adults and a caregiver (could even be their grandchild!) taught by Melissa Turnage. Boost your mind, body and spirit with this class that includes simple movements and combinations of movements to improve posture, muscle strength, flexibility, balance, creativity and cognitive recall.
Class meets via Zoom for the next three Thursdays, July 22, 29 and August 5, 1:20-1:50 PM. Register here: https://thedancefoundation.mystudiopulse.com/Client/RegisterClasses (choose adult classes from the menu)
or call us at 870-0073. Questions? Please contact Rachael Inman at The Dance Foundation, 870-0073.
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People with Alzheimer's disease may take medicines to treat the disease itself, mood or behavior changes, and other medical conditions. Caregivers can ensure that medicines are taken safely and correctly. Here are some tips to help you manage medications for someone with Alzheimer's disease.
Managing Medicines for a Person with Alzheimer's Get tips to help people with Alzheimer's take medicine safely. A pillbox and other reminders can reduce confusion. A doctor or pharmacist can help.
New Alzheimer’s drug not a panacea, but may slow worsening of the disease The first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in almost 20 years seems to reduce the amount of amyloid peptide in the brain, which may slow the progression of the disease.
Next Steps After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis Get information and resources about what to do and expect after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
Prevent Falls and Fractures Do you have a fear of falling? Find tips on fall prevention, how to avoid tripping and slipping, and ways to lower your chances of getting a fracture.
Advice for People Living with Lewy Body Dementia Getting help from family, friends, doctors, and other professionals ensures the best possible care and quality of life for a person with Lewy body dementia.
If you have ever considered a support group please make it a priority. Currently ACA's support group is Zoom only, but we look forward to more "zooming" and also to meeting in person when appropriate. Here's a list of available meetings.
Zoom Support Groups available online:
• ACA’s Coffee Talk with Miller & Vance, Tuesday, May 18, 11 – noon CT. Call (205) 871-7970 or [email protected]. Join us on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86450491838
• CJFS CARES, Mondays at 1:30 pm, contact Pam Leonard, [email protected].
• Founders Place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Tuesday’s at 10 am, contact Susan Logan, [email protected]
• Pell City, 1st Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm, contact Bit Thomaston, [email protected]
• West Alabama Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Support Group, Tuesdays, contact Nikki Poe, [email protected].
• Leeds, 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm, contact Bit Thomaston, [email protected]
• United Way Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County, 3rd Tuesday of each month 11:30-12:30, contact Valarie Lawson, [email protected]
• Asbury United Methodist Church 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 1:00, contact Maggie Dunaway at [email protected].
• CJFS CARES, Thursdays, 7:30 pm, contact Pam Leonard, [email protected].
What Is Lewy Body Dementia? What is Lewy body dementia? What are the symptoms? How is it treated? Read about this progressive disease that is one of the most common causes of dementia.
Birmingham homebound can get COVID-19 vaccine from new ‘House Calls’ program The University of Alabama in Birmingham has a traveling team to vaccinate shut-ins against COVID-19
Alzheimer's Awareness Resources
The Alzheimer's Awareness fact sheets provide an overview of Alzheimer's and the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Tips for Caregivers and Families of People With Dementia | National Institute on Aging Find tips for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, including tips on everyday care, changes in behavior and communication, and caregiver health.
Introducing the new Alzheimers.gov website — your federal government portal for dementia information and resources. This site is designed to help educate and support people whose lives are touched by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Whether you are living with dementia, a family member or friend, health care professional, researcher, or advocate, this site is for you. Explore now! https://alzheimers.gov
Please see what our friends at the UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center have planned next Monday at 8 pm CST
Good Morning!!! Its #MentalMonday and we are proud to announce our first Facebook Live event of the year. Chiropractic Care & Successful Aging on March 15th 8PM CST. Dr. Clay PhD, FGSA will be speaking with Dr. Harris D.C. of Precision Chiropractic of Alabama 205.988.9848 and Dr, Coleman D.C. of Southside Chiropractic Center about the benefits of seeing a Chiropractor for your heath.
Any questions you may have for them please leave in the comment section.
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DEM Successful Strategies for Preventing and Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors People living with dementia often refuse or reject care, which distresses formal and informal caregivers. Our approach often makes these behaviors worse. This mini-con will help you prevent and manage care-resistant behavior in a manner that respects the dignity and personhood of the older adult.
Social isolation and loneliness can be harmful to the physical, mental, cognitive, and emotional health of older adults.
You can also hear from NIA experts and ask your questions about social isolation and loneliness during NIA’s Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday, March 4 at 2 p.m. EST.
Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation Download a printable PDF version of the Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation infographic (PDF, 600K). As people age they often find themselves spending more time at home alone. This can affect your health and well-being. Learn if you might be at risk and how to stay connected.
Legal and Financial Planning for People with Dementia Find out when and how to start making legal and financial plans for someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Advance directive, will, and other terms are defined.
Happy Valentine’s Day 2021 Valentine’s Day is special for dementia caregivers and care partners. We recognize their daily acts of love and kindness.
Keretha lost her mother to dementia, and she discusses how Alzheimer’s doesn’t just impact a person, but an entire family.
Why I Participate in Alzheimer's Research - Keretha's Story (Short version) Keretha lost her mother to dementia, and she discusses how Alzheimer’s doesn’t just impact a person, but an entire family. She hopes to set an example for in...
Loneliness and Social Isolation — Tips for Staying Connected Learn about loneliness and social isolation in older adults and get tips on how to stay connected.
Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. Staying active can help your physical and emotional health and mobility. Learn about the many benefits of being physically active: https://go.usa.gov/xAA54
People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may start having trouble managing their finances several years before their diagnosis, according to new research supported by NIA.
Dementia may cause problems with money management years before diagnosis A large-scale study in older adults indicates that people with dementia often start having trouble managing their finances several years before their diagnosis.
Scientists are making great strides in identifying potential new ways to help diagnose, treat, and even prevent Alzheimer’s and related dementias. These advances are possible because of the volunteers who participate in research. Learn how to find a clinical trial and the benefits and risks to consider before volunteering for Alzheimer’s and dementias research: https://go.usa.gov/xAngH
Many of you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine. Here are some FAQs from UAB Medicine.
Caregiver Resolution #1:
When I feel I am imperfect, I will remember that guilt is not an option as long as I know I did the best I could, given the circumstances.
Cognitive Health and Older Adults Curious about your cognitive health? See what steps you can take to help care for your brain, including physical and mental health.
Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer's Disease Get room-by-room home safety tips to keep a person with Alzheimer's safe throughout the home, including the bathroom, living room, bedroom, and kitchen.
As you age, you may wonder what is normal memory loss and what is not. Talk with your doctor to determine whether memory and other cognitive problems are normal and what may be causing them. Learn some of the signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and when it may be time to see your doctor: https://go.usa.gov/xAYdJ
Dementia family caregiving can be extremely stressful during the holidays, especially with COVID-19 challenges. Take a look back at Happy Holidays! Creating Dementia-Friendly Environments and Traditions. Dr. Rita Jablonski presents concrete and insightful strategies for dealing with travel, out-of-town relatives, and all of the holiday fuss using dementia-friendly and respectful strategies.
Dr. Jablonski's internationally-renowned program of research is focused on improving the lives of older adults, especially those with dementia who live in nursing homes. She is a Professor in the UAB School of Nursing where she is also Director of Nursing Research & Scholarship, and a Nurse Practitioner in the Memory Disorders Clinic.
Happy Holidays! Creating Dementia-Friendly Environments and Traditions is presented by the UAB National Alumni Society and UAB Office of Planned Giving.
Happy Holidays! Creating Dementia-Friendly Environments and Traditions Dementia family caregiving can be extremely stressful during the holidays, especially with COVID-19 challenges. Take a look back at Happy Holidays! Creating ...
8 Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving Long-distance caregiving—taking care of an older friend or relative who lives far away—can be challenging. Learn how to be an effective caregiver.
The Holidays and Alzheimer’s During COVID-19 | alz.org Holidays can be challenging for families living with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Get tips for celebrating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Centers Inc Call 205-453-7574 For Help Now. We offer the best drug rehab, alcohol rehab facilities and drug detox programs.
Counseling and Mental Health agency that provide services to children, adolescents, and adults. All services are individualized-driven to meet set goals
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C3 seeks to provide resources for research and education on addiction treatment, as well as a place for the community to meet, grow, and learn.
The Recovery Resource Center is a collaborative initiative dedicated to providing a central point of information for substance use treatment and recovery.
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Triumph works with adults with developmental disabilities who are striving to live independently through holistic services.
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Our mission is to assist underserved families with burial assistance for infants 20 weeks gestation to 12 months of age, provide preconception, prenatal, postnatal resources, emotional and mental health support.