What is: Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80{60e3205c9e9f34e92fc6a9e08b9e6d84f58a45e7425346c341df3137e06028af} of all dementia cases. The majority of Alzheimer’s cases arise in adults aged 65 and older, but Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging.  Unfortunately, the causes of Alzheimer’s disease are unknown. However, scientists have identified certain risk factors that appear …

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Senior Spotlight – Harry

Harry is a senior participating in Conversations to Remember, and is proud of it. After overcoming numerous struggles in his life, he has made it his mission to “carry a message of hope” to hospitals, prisons, recovering addicts and even the student volunteers at Conversations to Remember.  In our interview, Harry was completely open about …

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Curating Conversations

Dementia causes cognitive decline, impacting communication and social skills. However, having thoughtful conversations with people who suffer from dementia is incredibly important for their well-being. Though it can be hard to navigate, it is definitely not impossible — with patience and empathy, anyone can have wonderful conversations and make meaningful connections. First, it can be …

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What is: Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term that covers a range of neurodegenerative disorders involving a decline in cognitive functions, such as thinking, remembering and decision-making. Dementia is caused by abnormal changes in the brain, and can vary in severity. Although it tends to affect older adults, it is not a normal part of aging. Everyone loses …

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Upcoming Dementia Research

New research about the causes of dementia and possible preventative methods looks promising. One main focus of research relating to Alzheimer’s is amyloid beta and tau proteins. Amyloid beta proteins are amino acid chains that make up amyloid plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Tau proteins are mainly found in neurons and …

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C2R: 2022 Directions

Conversations to Remember ended 2021 on a strong note and has even more in store for 2022. Our first annual Talk-a-thon event was a success on multiple levels. First, the Talk-a-thon raised over $18,000 for the program, with participants fundraising even after the December 15th end date. This is in addition to Facebook donations and …

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