Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Theme for World Alzheimer’s Month Is ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia’

Events are underway to mark World Alzheimer’s Month, observed every September to raise global awareness about the disease and challenge the stigma regarding dementia. September 21 has been designated World Alzheimer’s Day. Approximately 44 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia and an irreversible…

Foundation Offers Free Online Memory Screenings

To promote brain health, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering free online memory screenings that people can participate in from home. The confidential screenings — part of the AFA’s National Memory Screening Program — are provided Mondays and Wednesdays from 10…

‘The Longest Day’ Global Fundraiser Set for June 20

“The Longest Day” is the summer solstice — the day with the most light — which falls this year on June 20. It’s also the day each year that people all over world battle “the darkness of Alzheimer’s” through fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association (AA). All proceeds raised…