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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Twitter Chat & Facebook Resources

NIA is celebrating Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month this June. Throughout the month, NIA aims to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, highlight scientific advances, and share resources to support researchers as well as individuals, families, and caregivers affected by the disease. Explore what we’ve planned on Twitter and Facebook.

#AlzScience Twitter Chat

NIA will host the #AlzScience Twitter Chat on Wednesday, June 15 from 1-2 p.m., ET. Join NIA and partners in the research community to discuss exciting Alzheimer’s research, the importance of brain donation, and progress made in the field.

How to participate:

During the chat, follow the hashtag #AlzScience and follow @NIHAging on Twitter. NIA will tweet out each of the seven questions listed below.

Use the hashtag #AlzScience to share your responses. You can also retweet and like tweets throughout the discussion.

Twitter chat questions:

  • Question 1 (Q1): Tell us about yourself—what is your role in Alzheimer’s disease research?
  • Q2: What is one resource that every Alzheimer’s disease researcher should know about? 
  • Q3: What is the most exciting Alzheimer’s research advance in the past 10 years?
  • Q4: What discoveries have been made thanks to brain donation and how can we raise awareness about the need for donors?
  • Q5: What resources or strategies are you using to increase diversity in clinical trials?
  • Q6: What are some of the ways that NIH funding has helped to accelerate your research in the past 10 years? 
  • Q7: What excites you most about the future of Alzheimer’s research?

Connect with NIA on Facebook

Join NIA on Facebook to learn about Alzheimer’s disease, hear personal stories from caregivers, and find additional resources throughout the month. Each week will have a different focus:

  • June 6 – 10: Explore the basics of Alzheimer’s, including the signs and symptoms, how Alzheimer’s changes the brain, and the genetics of the disease. 
  • June 13 – 17: Find information for people living with dementia, including tips on care, support, and planning for the future, as well as advice from people living with Alzheimer’s.
  • June 20 – 24: Learn about Alzheimer’s caregiving, including helpful resources and tips and personal stories from Alzheimer’s caregivers.
  • June 27 – July 1: Discover how to help advance Alzheimer’s research, including the role of clinical trials and the importance of brain donation.

Explore Related Resources:

  • Find resources and tips for individuals, families, and caregivers.
  • NAPA at 10: Read a blog post from Dr. Hodes on the progress made in Alzheimer's and related dementias research.
  • Progress and Potential: Watch this video series featuring NIA grantees and progress made in the field.

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