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September 21, 2022
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Country singer Jay Allen raises awareness on ‘The Voice’
On the premiere of NBC’s “The Voice” this week, country singer Jay Allen won the judges over with his blind audition and performance of “Blank Stares,” a song he wrote for his mother, Sherry Rich, who died with younger-onset Alzheimer’s in 2019 at age 54. Allen, a longtime Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion, is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight the disease by sharing his story.

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Contracting COVID-19 may increase Alzheimer’s risk
COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s for older adults, results of a new, large-scale study suggest. Researchers said people 65 and older who contracted COVID-19 were nearly 70% more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's within a year of their infection. Experts caution that if you’ve had COVID-19, it doesn’t mean you’re going to develop dementia, but talk to your doctor if your long-term symptoms include cognitive difficulties.
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Bathing a person living with Alzheimer's may require adjustments
Bathing a person living with Alzheimer's or another dementia may be challenging for caregivers, especially if the person becomes resistant. Remaining flexible, patient and calm can help caregivers respond to disruptive behaviors.
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