Author: Alzheimer's Association

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Bay Area Volunteer Shares Experience and Caregiving Insights

I decided to volunteer after I did my first Walk to End Alzheimer’s last October. I was so uplifted. I felt such a sense of camaraderie. These were people who shared my experiences and had a common goal. I absolutely wanted to be more involved with these people and this cause. I signed up to volunteer right after the walk! I have not regretted one single moment – I have had the opportunity to attend a regional training event and the various committee meetings and I have never felt so welcome. The staff at the Alzheimer’s Association and the other volunteers have been amazing. I first learned about the Walk through Live Oak. I was on their team last year and this year I have formed a team at work – Team Synopsys – in hopes of garnering even more donations and exposure for the big event.

Inflammation and Alzheimer's Disease

Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease

Inflammation is a very complex set of processes that are geared towards identifying, attacking and removing pathogens. In other words, the human body uses inflammation to rid itself of foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. These stimulate inflammation when they’re present in the brain or anywhere in the body where they shouldn’t be, and inflammatory response molecules move in that area to attack them.