NIH enhances clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Starting in early 2018, the National Institutes of Health will spend $70 million over 5 years to find new and effective treatments and prevention techniques for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Developing effective treatments for Alzheimer’s and related dementias has proven extremely challenging. However, with recent advances in basic science and the identification of potential therapeutic targets, the number and types of possible therapies for testing have grown and are expected to increase significantly. Now, scientists are seeking to intervene as early as possible in disease development, before memory loss and other clinical signs of decline appear.

As many as 5.3 million people in the U.S. age 65 and older already show signs of Alzheimer’s. Without effective intervention, those numbers are projected to rise to between 11 and 16 million by 2050. These studies can’t come soon enough!

Read more at https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/new-nih-consortium-award-enhance-clinical-trials-alzheimers-disease-related-dementias

Free Caregiver Support Group

 

Explore the challenges, triumphs and fears of caring for a loved one with memory loss. Free for adult children, friends and caregivers. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month at Rosemark at Mayfair Park.

Adult Children, Friends & Caregivers Group

Second Tuesday of Each Month
Tues., December 12 – 5 pm
RSVP by December 11 to 303.770.ROSE (7673)

Facilitated by Macky Bennett
Memory Support ConsultantMacky Bennett

Macky is an advocate for memory impaired seniors and caregivers and board member of two non-profits. She was formerly the center director for Total Longterm Care, now InnovAge/PACE. Macky pioneered the development of adult day care services for the City of Boulder and facilitated family support groups for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Free Spouse Support Group

 

 

Explore the challenges, triumphs and fears of caring for a spouse with memory loss in a safe, confidential environment. This group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Rosemark.

Spousal Caregiver Group

First Tuesday of Each Month
Tues., December 5 – 10 am
RSVP by December 4 to 303.770.ROSE (7673)

Facilitated by Macky Bennett
Memory Support ConsultantMacky Bennett

Macky is an advocate for memory impaired seniors and caregivers and board member of two non-profits. She was formerly the center director for Total Longterm Care, now InnovAge/PACE. Macky pioneered the development of adult day care services for the City of Boulder and facilitated family support groups for the Alzheimer’s Association.

History of Wine

Intertwined with the influences of civilizations, agricultural methods and cuisines, wine’s story is as old as the hills that nurture vineyards.

Join Active Minds as we detail the history of wine, as well as overview top varieties and their most salient characteristics.

Thursday, December 14, 10 am  

Rosemark at Mayfair Park