Alliance for Aging Research Opportunity & Resources - For Patients. By Patients - Stop Atrial Fibrillation

Today, we are featuring programs from our friends at the Alliance for Aging Research.

Would You Like to Be an Afib Research Advocate?

The Alliance for Aging Research Senior Patient and Family Caregiver Network (SP&FCN) is currently seeking patients, family caregivers, and post-doctoral researchers interested in applying to participate in their 2022 advocacy training.

The network empowers older adults and their family caregivers to collaborate with physicians and researchers on patient-centered research related to these conditions:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Chronic pain and/or disability
  • Heart valve disease
  • Macular degeneration

During the last two weeks of October, participants will meet virtually (via Zoom) three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Time to learn from researchers in the field and each other. Participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive a stipend of $1,500 and a Certificate of Completion for participating in the training.

If you’re U.S.-based and interested in learning more or wish to apply, go to:

Podcast: Living with Atrial Fibrillation with Mellanie True Hills

The Alliance for Aging Research does a podcast about the shared human experience of aging called “This Is Growing Old.” It is hosted by Lindsay Clarke, Senior Vice President of Health Education Advocacy at the Alliance for Aging Research.

In this podcast episode, Lindsay interviewed our founder, Mellanie True Hills. Mellanie shared her perspective on living with afib, common questions asked by the people who turn to for information, why afib patients need to take stroke risk seriously, and more. You can listen to this episode at the link below:

Access the podcast

New Afib Educational Films from the Alliance

The Alliance for Aging Research has two new short (6-minute) educational films (Mellanie had the privilege of helping with them). Check them out at:

We hope you enjoy these resources and appreciate your interest in participating in the advocacy training program.

4 Responses to Alliance for Aging Research Opportunity & Resources

  • Jan J Johnson says:

    I’m interested. My Afib is progressing as described in your information. My last two episodes have lasted for hours. I tire easily and I feel like an episode is coming more frequently. Digestive problems and stress are my recognized triggers. I become dehydrated after an episode from the constant urinating. I have learned that a warm bath soothes my vagus. When my back really hurts and leads into AFIB, I can stop it with Icy Hot because of the warmth and Lidocaine. Gas seems to be my biggest trigger. Which has become a problem no matter what I eat. But Pre and Probiotics seen to help. I had Hepatitis at about age nine. I take Eliquis 5MG and Metoprolol 25MG MY MOTHER DIED FROM AN ASPIRIN INDUCED ANEURYSM.

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