Mothers are taking on even more caregiving. Let’s honor them

As the pandemic upends our social structures, the role of mothers—the way they are viewed or valued, as well as their responsibilities—is shifting. This shift comes from a pre-pandemic reality: women make up at least 75 percent of caregivers,…


VIDEO: Update from CEO on Fast-Track COVID-19 Response

This week we announced the 12 grantees for Adira's Fast-Track COVID-19 Response grants. And now we are asking for support to keep the project going. From my new home "office," I shared a little about this on Twitter, and I invite you to view…


Adira’s fast-track grantees: Vital services amid COVID-19

Over the last two weeks, Adira Foundation awarded fast-track COVID-19 response grants to 12 organizations providing vital care and wellness services for people with Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and…


Adira's Fast-Track Response to COVID-19

Hello— Today, Adira Foundation is rolling out our inaugural grants program. It isn’t the grants program we had planned to announce for April—grants that assemble different diagnosed populations together in joint services. We believe in that…


Chronic Care Collaborative: Uniting to find common goals

By Sara Froelich of the Chronic Care Collaborative and Marilyn Spinner of Adira Foundation Each March, the Chronic Care Collaborative of Colorado recognizes Chronic Disease Awareness Day, where people living with chronic conditions are united…


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Visiting support groups: What we’re learning

Over the last few months, Adira was visiting support groups in our region to hear from people living with neurodegenerative diseases and their caregivers—ensuring the point of view of people living with neurodegenerative diseases is what shapes…


Covid-19: Where to turn for information and support

The coronavirus pandemic is reaching into most aspects of our daily lives. In response, we want to make sure everyone in Adira’s community knows where to turn for information and support. Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for…


Neurodegenerative disease impacts almost everyone. Let's show how.

Most people are impacted by neurodegenerative disease—ND—at some point in their lives. You may have one yourself—more than 8 million people live with one of the five diseases that Adira represents: Alzheimer's disease, ALS, Huntington's…


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Adira is listening

At Adira, February is shaping up to be a month of listening. Listening to hear what people with neurodegenerative diseases are experiencing is a crucial part of our model. We don't want to design any programming without first listening and…


Investing in better lives for people with neurodegenerative disease

Working overseas in 2013, I landed face-first on concrete in a high-speed cycling accident biking down a mountain road in South Africa. After a 15-year career in health policy, I was an expert in teaching others to advocate for themselves. Yet…