Alzheimer's and Dementia Research

e-Update from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging at N I H



"When I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I wanted to do everything possible to fight the disease, not give in to it. I talked with my doctor about possible treatments. He helped me find a clinical trial that was right for me. Now I get to talk with Alzheimer’s experts. Plus, I know I’m doing something that might help my children and grandchildren avoid the disease."

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Advances are being made because thousands of people have participated in clinical trials and studies to learn more about the disease and test treatments.

You can help. Check out Participating in Alzheimer’s Research: For Yourself and Future Generations to learn about:

  • Types of clinical research
  • Common questions about participating in research
  • Why placebos are important
  • Why studies need all kinds of people

Share this information with older adults and caregivers on social media:

Twitter: Volunteers support advances in #Alzheimers #research. You can help, too! Learn more about participating in a trial:

Facebook: Advances in Alzheimer’s research are due in large part to the older adults who volunteer for clinical trials. You can volunteer, too! Learn more about participating in Alzheimer’s research from the National Institute on Aging at NIH:


Schedule of A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Classes

The below classes are in Bloomington/Normal

May 2 thru May 25, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am., Tues/Thur at ARC in Normal (Activity and Recreation Center)

June 2 thru July 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on Fridays, for residents of Evergreen Place (Assisted Living Facility in Normal, IL) (possibly 8 spots available to public)

August 1 thru August 24, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Advocate BroMenn Adult Day Services in Normal, IL

September 22 thru November 10, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on Fridays at Blair House in Normal, IL

To register for these classes please contact Lacey Armstead


Help Your Clients Save $$$ in the New Year!

Help Your Clients Save $$$ in the New Year!  

Research shows that older Americans leave millions of dollars in valuable benefits on the table every year, benefits that could help them pay for such basic needs as health care, prescriptions, food and utilities. To support your benefits counseling efforts, we developed the Guide to Benefits for Seniors, the most comprehensive, up-to-date directory of benefits available.  Since its release last summer, the Guide has become one of our most requested publications. Why has it been so successful? You told us that the full-color brochure not only describes the array of benefits available to older adults, it also provides them with phone numbers and websites to help them take steps to strengthen their financial futures. It's hard to keep this popular Guide in stock, so order a supply for your agency while supplies last!  

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