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Course Recruitment

Are You a Caregiver for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Illness? Enroll in our Caregiving During Crisis Program. This program was designed to help caregivers adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises. Our Emory University research team…

Resources for Care Partners

You Are Not Alone on Your Alzheimer’s Disease Journey Here are some resources for Care Partners and people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia doesn’t just affect the life of the person…

Grab-N-Go Resource

Hopefully, you’ll never need a trip to the emergency room. But if you, or the person you care for, has dementia it’s best to be prepared. A trip to the emergency room is already difficult. Not having access to all…

Caregiver Tips

Simple Tips For Keeping Your Person Safer Are you a Care Partner—sometimes called a Caregiver? Do you assist in the care of a family member or a loved one with a chronic illness or disability? If so, Caregiving During Crisis…

Rideshare Safety Tips

If you or your person use rideshare services, follow these rules. Are you a Care Partner—sometimes called a Caregiver? Do you assist in the care of a family member or a loved one with a chronic illness or disability? If…

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Dan Goerke is Gold Standard for Providing Alzheimer’s Care

Dan Goerke’s wife, Denise, was in her 50s when she first showed signs of Alzheimer’s disease. She would have trouble navigating to meetings and would work all night on a project, only for Dan to check and see that she…

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Social Worker and Policy Maker in Geriatric and Dementia Care Explains Why Whole Person, and Whole Family, Care is so Important

Dr. Lindsay Prizer is a public health researcher and clinically-licensed social worker with a background in neurology. During her career working with patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, she has developed a unique understanding of how important…

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Health Economist Sees New Hope in Fight Against Alzheimer’s, Other Types of Dementia

Dr. Miranda Moore is an Assistant Professor in Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University who has studied the health care workforce and its impacts on patient health. When it comes to caring for elderly populations, including offering patients services…

Caregiving During Crisis Survey

Please Share Your Insights With This Free Survey We’re building caregiving support classes and would value your input. Are you a Care Partner—sometimes called a Caregiver? Do you assist in the care of a family member or a loved one…

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Making the Most of Every Moment: A New Tool Could Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Years Before Symptoms Appear

Recent research is demonstrating that a protein in the blood could be used to monitor Alzheimer’s years before any outward signs manifest in a patient. This could potentially be a huge development and here’s why: If a reliable method of…

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New Hope: Ground-Breaking Research on Possible Alzheimer’s Vaccine and Potential Cognitive Restoration

At Georgia Memory Net, we believe on helping patients and their families today. That’s why our core services are focused on treatments, services and support that’s available right now to help those affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia….

There is no Alzheimer’s Cure, so What’s the Point?

The answer to this question is significant and important for anyone suffering or at risk from Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s particularly critical for care partners and families that will ultimately be responsible for the journey of care that an Alzheimer’s…

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Sorting through the Confusion: Is there a Link between Breast Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease?

In the worldwide quest for what causes Alzheimer’s, there has been some data and much speculation around whether there is a definitive connection between breast cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, and this degenerative brain disorder. A recent study basically concluded,…

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Caregiving in a Time of Coronavirus

Georgia Memory Net’s parent organization and collaborators at Emory’s Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center have released this helpful information to help support caregivers during this time of Coronavirus. We are addressing this to all the family members and friends who…

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Just the Facts

Knowledge is power and when you learn what Alzheimer’s statistics reveal about the nature of this devastating disease, it can be alarming, but it can also illuminate the path forward to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients and family…

How Can I Keep Myself and My Loved One Safe and Happy while Sheltering in Place?

This is a great question and one that must be on the minds of families all over the state. Let’s look at both parts of the question. Safe. First, the scary part: How to stay safe? The short answer is…

Alzheimer’s vs Dementia: Know the Difference

Research now shows that in half of the cases studied, patients with cognitive issues actually had a combination of conditions, instead of Alzheimer’s alone. This is significant because some of these conditions may be preventable or treatable, making it it’s…

Alzheimer’s Three Stages: What to Expect

Alzheimer’s caregivers face a hard journey when their loved one is diagnosed with dementia. One of the core philosophies of Georgia Memory Net is clear and honest communication to make sure that you’re prepared for the road ahead. With the…

How to Recognize the Subtle Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Based on the inconsistent coverage in the media, when you read about or see Alzheimer’s in the news, you probably fall into one of two camps: either you feel that memory loss is the primary and only symptom of the…

Georgia Memory Net at a Glance

Why is Georgia Memory Net here? There’s so much information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias in Georgia, and how to diagnose and treat them, that it can become overwhelming. We’ve done our best to simplify the info into a clear one-page infographic.

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