Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer's crisis.

That's why we must be at the heart of solution. - Maria Shriver

Who is caring for the estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease? Over 15.9 million family and friends are providing over 18 billion hours of unpaid care to their loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. While no caregiver’s experience is the same as any one else’s, one thing is certain: there is an emotional, physical, and financial cost to everyone involved.

Here we offer helpful strategies and resources, and share inspiring stories by and about caregivers.

Do you have a story about your experience with caregiving that you’d like to share?
Reach out to us at info@womensalzheimersmovement.org.

The Best Steps to Take When Mom Doesn’t Remember

BY TRACY LAYDEN Seeing mom struggle with Alzheimer’s and memory loss is not an easy thing. Being a caregiver requires an incredible amount of patience and strength, but there are things you can do to make it a little easier. Practice Responding in Helpful Ways You may...

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How Loss Strengthened My Faith in Love

BY SALLY QUINN Architect of Change Sally Quinn is a veteran Washington Post reporter and the wife of the late Ben Bradlee, the paper’s legendary former executive editor. In her new book Finding Magic, Sally bravely opens her heart and shares what it was like to...

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How Music Can Boost Your Loved One’s Brain Activity

BY TRACY LAYDEN  Music is fun to listen to – and our brains love it. For your loved one, music can be key to unlocking hard-to-reach parts of their brain to reveal hidden memories and emotional connections. Bring back old memories with familiar music. Our brains...

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How Tech Could Transform Memory Loss Care for Seniors

BY TRACY LAYDEN  Between misplacing keys and forgetting names, we’ve all had our share of memory loss. But when Mom starts experiencing the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s, the usual memory techniques may no longer be enough. There is no magical cure-all for memory...

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Building a Network When You Feel Lost in the Woods

When you’re lost in the woods, the best thing to find is a friend who knows where the path is, knows where the clearings are, knows how to build a fire to keep you warm, how to forage for food, can take your hand and say, “Let me show you the way.”

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