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By: Phyllis Ferrell

The day of an Alzheimer’s caregiver is not limited from the hours of 9 – 5 or even from sun up to sun down. On the longest day of the year, June 21, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers with an annual event called the Longest Day. From barbecues to volunteering to crafting, there are many ways to show your support for caregivers and patients.

In the spirit of the day, here are 16 Alzheimer’s facts and a few local Indianapolis ...

By: Phyllis Ferrell

5.7 million. That’s how many Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, that number is projected to almost triple. And it is not just those living with the disease that are impacted. There are currently more than 15 million caregivers in the U.S. providing an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care to loved ones.

Yes, the statistics are daunting. Finding treatments for this deadly disease has never been more urgent. However, we believe that continued innovation ...

By: Phyllis Ferrell

This guest post is written by Sara Corya, MD, a senior medical director at Eli Lilly and Company.

I almost always leave the memory care facility with tears in my eyes, confronted by the stark contrast between who my mom was, and who she is now.

Betty graduated from college at age 19 and IU Medical School at 22. She was a brilliant cardiologist who treated patients, conducted research, ...

By: Phyllis Ferrell

Today’s guest post comes from Dan Skovronsky, Senior Vice President of Product and Clinical Development at Lilly.

A version of this post previously appeared on LillyPad.

A decade ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone by saying Apple wanted to “reinvent the phone.” Of course, it did much more than that, revolutionizing what technology means to our lives – and where it can take ...

By: Phyllis Ferrell

This guest post comes from Paola Barbarino, CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International

Every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia. But of this huge tide of people most do not receive a diagnosis - let alone treatment and care.

This World Alzheimer’s Month, we are calling on all people to recognise the warning signs of dementia so that ...