‘Still Alice’ Movie Summary
A vibrant and accomplished college professor (Julianne Moore) disappears in front of her friends, family and herself as Alzheimer’s disease slowly affects her mind.
Alzheimer’s Among African Americans
An Alzheimer’s fact sheet on the common trends of Alzheimer’s among African Americans in California.
Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s: African American Voices
In recognition of the hard work and dedication of African American caregivers, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, with funding from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, has created three short videos featuring local families caring for their family member with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. In these videos, families share information about warning signs, going beyond the stigma of the disease, and getting help to assist them on their journeys.
If the Person with Alzheimer’s Lives with Us, What Can I Expect?
It may seem like the person with Alzheimer’s is changing in ways that make your relationship different, but why? The answer is almost always that the disease is responsible for the changes, and keeping that in mind will allow you to cope with the situation more easily. Watch this video to learn more, and to explore making some changes of your own.
Teens Look at Alzheimer’s Disease: How Can I Help and What’s Out There to Help Me?
There are lots of ways for people your age to make a difference in the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Start by talking openly about it and informing your peers. Watch the video to find out how you can help move us toward a world without Alzheimer’s.
Common Abbreviations and Terminology
Are you new and feeling lost when faced with online jargon? Check out the following terminology andcommonly used abbreviations to become more acquainted with the ALZConnected® community.
‘What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?’ Video
These very-short “pocket” films are designed to be viewed anywhere at anytime: a doctor’s office, a Congressional hallway, a family living room. Please take them. Put them on your own website or powerpoint presentation; play them on your phone or tablet. They are free for non-commercial use.
‘I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?’ Book
Many teens enjoy a carefree time of school, some light household responsibilities to help their family, and good times with their friends. According to a National Alliance of Caregiving report in 2005, at least 1.3 million children between the ages of eight and eighteen are shouldering the heavy responsibilities of caring for family members who cannot care for themselves without help. Readers will get a frank description of the work faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times.
Alzheimer’s Association – Resources for Teens
The book selections, helpful links and videos on this page will help you learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the people you love.
After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s: Talking with Kids
Gee’s father has Alzheimer’s disease. In this video, she discusses helping her children deal with her father’s disease.
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Do you have a resource that you feel could benefit someone living with a younger-onset dementia diagnosis? Or perhaps a resource that may help someone simply understand what younger-onset dementia is? We aim to collect your resources and share them with the Lorenzo’s House audience!
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