“Our goal with the program is to help people remain active participants in their communities, maximize independence and well-being, and gain a sense of control over living with the disease,” Moreno added. Therefore, the association is going to start by conducting a research with early stage Alzheimer's patients and other types of dementia, in
The Cigna Foundation announced that is awarding a $196,000 World of Difference grant to the Alzheimer’s Association to support the development of a program dedicated to help early stage patients currently diagnosed with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. LiveWell interactive E-Learning Program is meant to be a new and web-based educational tool to fight social isolation, raise awareness about the importance of having a social support network, and improve patients' lifestyle. “We’re providing a fresh approach to improving quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s. The new learning program uses a multimedia strategy, including video of people living with the disease, motion graphics and activity, to engage people and further amplify the education and support the Alzheimer’s Association offers 24/7,” explained the national director of early stage initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association, Monica Moreno.