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

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com | 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 Prin...

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.

Something Beyond Survival -- Part Four

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Except for instances in the entertainment industry, I have never heard the words "I feel sorry for you" used as anything other than a weapon. In fact, I cannot think of a single phrase packed with more insincerity than that one.

Something Beyond Survival: Part 3

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Last time, I talked about that maddeningly endless litany of seemingly unanswerable questions that can feel like pinballs bouncing around in your head...

Something Beyond Survival - Part Two

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Last time, I closed by talking about what it felt like when I had to admit to myself I was a victim of a crime, and that what I wanted most of all was to take back my personal power.

Something Beyond Survival - Part One

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Not that I would ever trivialize the enormity of being a 'survivor' -- after all, I'm one, too -- but once the initial relief of realizing I'd attained that goal had abated, it wasn't long before I began to wonder, "OK ... now what?"

God In The Din Around Us

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Sarge Shriver saw faith not as a burden or set of rules but a way to live life fully. He practiced everyday Christianity, and it enriched his life and the lives of all those around him.

How to Best Help Alzheimer's Caregivers? Teach Them Mindfulness

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Mindfulness is about slowing down enough to connect with ourselves and our loved one, moment to moment. As we do so, we can de-stress and at the same time give ourselves and our loved one the chance of experiencing greater well-being.

Alzheimer's Disease Spreads By 'Jumping' Around The Brain, Study Finds

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living

* Findings suggest disease 'jumps' from neuron to neuron * Alzheimer-related protein tau plays key role * Blocking prote...

The 'Presence' Approach to Care With Alzheimer's and Other Types of Dementia

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Support for Alzheimer's caregivers has mostly been in the form of information sharing, skills training, stress-management techniques, peer-support and behavior modification solutions. While important, these external interventions tend to not stick.

Spinal-Fluid Test Is Found To Predict Alzheimer's

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Doctors can't tell if Leif Utoft Bollesen's mild memory loss will remain an annoyance or worsen, but experimental checks of the Min...

Looking For Alzheimer's Answers In All The Wrong Places

Jean Carper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jean Carper

Countless neuroscientists have concluded that Alzheimer's and diseases like it are actually a slow-developing chronic diseases, like heart disease and cancer, partly dependent on lifestyle.

Aging is Old Hat

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gerit Quealy

Summer movies usually mean blockbusters. But the new film To Age or Not to Age belongs more in the realm of myth busters.

Is Marriage Good for Your Health, NY Times Asks

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Coming this Sunday to the New York Times Magazine (already available online here) is an article by Tara Parker-Pope titled, "Is marriage good for your...

"Not Caused By The Game": the Costs of Taking a Tackle in 1896 and 2009

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lapham's Quarterly

"Dementia Risk Seen in Players in N.F.L. Study," The New York Times, Sept. 30, 2009: A study commissioned by the National Football League reports tha...