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Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Resources

A dementia diagnosis is life-changing—not only for patients but for their loved ones as well. Everyday tasks once performed with ease may eventually become significant challenges. For caregivers, coping with memory loss and other cognitive changes in their loved ones can be frustrating, upsetting, and overwhelming. Unfortunately, individuals with dementia and their caregivers often receive little more than a diagnosis and prescription from their providers.

In the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, we’re shifting the treatment paradigm. We’ve built a patient-centered care model, complete with clinical and wraparound services. We’re committed to helping you navigate the everyday challenges of the disease. That’s why our experts are always working to expand the support programs and resources we offer. We’ve made many of our resources available here—at no cost to you.

Alzheimer's Disease 101

Welcome to the Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Program

Welcome to the Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Program

Learn more about the approach to Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders at…
An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease

An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease

Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments in this overview…
Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia

Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia

Get a greater understanding of the differences between normal aging, mild cognitive…
Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

Understand how Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed.
Current Treatments and Research for Alzheimer's Disease

Current Treatments and Research for Alzheimer's Disease

Learn about the most current treatments and research for Alzheimer’s disease.

2020 Symposium: Flourishing in Life, Love, and Intimacy

Finding Joy in Dementia: Part 1

Finding Joy in Dementia: Part 1

Anna Burke, MD, director of the Barrow Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program,…
Finding Joy in Dementia: Part 2

Finding Joy in Dementia: Part 2

Anna Burke, MD, director of the Barrow Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program,…
Flourishing in Love and Intimacy as a Dementia Care Partner: Part 1

Flourishing in Love and Intimacy as a Dementia Care Partner: Part 1

Dr. Edward Shaw presents on flourishing in love and intimacy as a…
Flourishing in Love and Intimacy: Part 2

Flourishing in Love and Intimacy: Part 2

Dr. Edward Shaw presents on flourishing in love and intimacy as a…
Flourishing in Love and Intimacy: Part 3

Flourishing in Love and Intimacy: Part 3

Dr. Edward Shaw presents on flourishing in love and intimacy as a…
Flourishing in Love and Intimacy: Part 4

Flourishing in Love and Intimacy: Part 4

Dr. Edward Shaw presents on flourishing in love and intimacy as a…
Flourishing in Love and Intimacy: Part 5

Flourishing in Love and Intimacy: Part 5

Dr. Edward Shaw presents on flourishing in love and intimacy as a…

Dementia Care Partner Videos

Welcome to the Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow

Welcome to the Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow

Anna D. Burke, MD, welcomes you to the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders…
Assisting with Covid-19 Precautions

Assisting with Covid-19 Precautions

How to assist your loved one with Covid-19 precautions if they are…
About the Author: Jan Dougherty, RN

About the Author: Jan Dougherty, RN

Learn about Jan Dougherty’s experience working with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients to…
Staying Connected through Travel

Staying Connected through Travel

Staying connected through travel is part of living well. Find out how…
Preparing for Successful Travel

Preparing for Successful Travel

Preparation can be the key to successful travel if your loved one…
Redefining Successful Travel

Redefining Successful Travel

How to redefine successful travel if your loved one has a neurological…
Asking for and Accepting Help from Others

Asking for and Accepting Help from Others

How to ask for and accept help from others when traveling with…
Caring for the Alzheimer's Caregiver

Caring for the Alzheimer's Caregiver

Understanding the ways stress affects your brain and why it is essential…