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An infectious cause for Alzheimer's?

Medical Discovery News | Posted 09.16.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

An infectious cause for Alzheimer's? By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of US deaths and account...

When a father's day is done - "The Father" - "The Outgoing Tide" - "Robot & Frank"

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Father: To help me do what? I don't need her. I don't need anyone. Daughter: We have to talk, Dad. Father: That's what we're doing, isn't it? ...

I On Exceptional Living: Alzheimer's Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

Irene Michaels | Posted 05.05.2016 | Chicago
Irene Michaels

With spring comes the annual Alzheimer's Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala which attracts hundreds of guests recognizing the breakthroughs and commending developments made when it comes to combatting Alzheimer's.

Are You Caring for a Loved One With Dementia? Try Mindfulness.

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Love is supposed to be reciprocal. What happens when our loved one stops showing us the love we have been conditioned to expect, when they meet our gaze with indifference, or when they tell us to go to hell? Dementia is an invitation for us to discover the true meaning of unconditional love, using mindfulness and loving kindness as gateway practices.

Two Ways Yoga Could Benefit Alzheimer's

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a protein that protects brain neurons and is significantly reduced in people with Alzheimer's. Now for the first time, br...

Next Time You Meet a Stranger With Dementia...

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

You and I can only help if we know dementia when we see it. Dementia is not just about not remembering things. Instead, dementia can impact one's ability to function in a myriad of other ways

A Song for the Alzheimer's Journey

Deborah Swiss | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Swiss

Alzheimer's caregiving is the toughest job I've ever known but it also vividly distills what's really important in life. For five and a half years, I cared for my mother, Peg Swiss, as advanced Alzheimer's tightened its grip on her brain.

How to Be With a Loved One With Dementia During the Holidays

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

"I am so sad. I want to see my son." I found her sitting in her wheelchair crying out for her one most beloved person in the whole world. Her son had ...

5 Compassion Practices for Dementia Caregivers

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

There is no substitute for actual experiencing, or as close to it as we can get. Only then can we feel from the heart, the extent of what our loved one may be going through. This is much more powerful than just reading about it. With its built-in readiness, caring from the heart is a lot lighter on us and more likely to sustain us in the long run.

3 Ways to Take Charge of Your Brain Health When the Doctor Doesn't Know Enough

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Peter's wife came to see me to discuss help regarding ways to best care for him. Jane had gotten worn down by years of traveling down the path of Park...

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse: Affection and Love

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Even though we are no longer best friends, we still love each other and I will show Clare affection for as long as she lives. And I know that Clare will show me affection for as long as she is able to do so.

Keeping the Summer Safe and Fun for Those With Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

With the unofficial start of summer underway, many of us are eagerly anticipating all that this fun-filled season has to offer. There are so many thin...

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse... Acceptance

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

I must learn how to get on with my life without having Clare by my side. I must accept that Clare and I are no longer a "we." Those "we" days are gone. I know that.

New Alzheimer Disease Study Makes Connection To Cause

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Dealing with Alzheimer disease is one of the most frustrating, heartbreaking ordeals a family has to go through in life. And Alzheimer researchers have had their own level of frustration as well.

What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/ | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

On the "A" w/Souleo: An Unforgettable Surprise Birthday Celebration on Social Media

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

For Jennifer Hamilton it wasn't enough to be the only one wishing her husband a happy birthday. She decided to try and get the whole world to say it along with her.

Prionic Man

Francis Levy | Posted 08.30.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

It's not a laughing matter but a book review in the Times of Stanley B. Prusiner's Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions--A New Biological Princ...

Of Memory, Love and Silence

Carol D. O'Dell | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Carol D. O'Dell

I tell her I'll remember for the both of us. It's like picking up a piece of luggage for someone you love and carrying it for awhile to give them a break. I can do that.

A Mindful Journey

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Imagine a marathon you did not sign up for, and yet, you are told you have to run the race until the end. To add to the challenge, you are to carry a heavy load on your shoulders, and the load will get heavier and heavier as the race goes on. This is what the dementia journey is like for most family caregivers...

7 Cool New Findings About the Brain

Lily Whiteman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Lily Whiteman

Here are examples of ongoing National Science Foundation-funded brain research that runs the gamut from discoveries about the brains of dinosaurs and birds to research involving Alzheimer's and beyond.

Why the NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports
Steph Sherer

The following is an open letter to the two most powerful people in football to explain why and to provide policy suggestions they should consider when drafting the new NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.

There Are No Poor Elderly in Fairfield County

Pamela Glasner | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Ever since 2011, when my 89 and 91-year-old parents were financially exploited and I became embroiled in the issue -- and in the battle -- I have been...

The Alzheimer's Reality: A Nation in Diapers

Deborah Swiss | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Swiss

Like many diagnosed with Alzheimer's, my mother was angry and hostile in the early phases. Four years later, she's helpless and docile. The woman who managed a busy medical practice has no idea what day or year it is.

Obama Leads America Toward Brain Awareness and a Brain Powered Economy

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The scientists who will be working on the National BRAIN Initiative Project will be conducting pure scientific research to unlock the mysteries of the brain.

Something Beyond Survival - The Final Chapter

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Hating is a heavy weight to carry around, all day, every day, as is fear, as is self-recrimination. They cloud everything, even to the point of watering down even the best experiences in your life so that the joy those experiences should bring become not much more than mediocre, and that's no way to live.