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Lessons from a Goddess of Compassion: Live With Joy, Even While Grieving

Lisa Levart | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Levart

Dianne Gray has known grief but compassion and generosity flow through Dianne like a gentle river. Therefore, White Tara, the Tibetan Goddess of Compassion, was a natural choice for Dianne to embody.

Losing My Mother Again and Again: My Story With Alzheimer's Disease

Heather Nevitt Van Lin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Nevitt Van Lin

My mom was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's disease when she was 57. It started small. When we spoke on the phone, I noticed she became dis...

Power Redefined at the 3rd Annual Forbes Women's Summit

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The Forbes Women's Summit promises to be an informed session for an outstanding collection of women and all the other women who will be sharing the experience through the media.

'Kinky Boots' Star Shines His Spotlight on the Alzheimer's Association

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

"It's a very difficult disease," Kelso explained. "Seeing my grandmother go through it was difficult for sure, but also watching my father show up to the hospital and she could no longer recognize him, it's very difficult for those that have the disease but also those around them."

For Most People With Alzheimer's, Ignorance Is Not Bliss

William E. Klunk, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
William E. Klunk, M.D., Ph.D.

Only when the vast majority of medical professionals choose to be forthright about the disclosure of Alzheimer's, will we all begin to see and understand the disease from the same point of view. As the stigma fades away, as it once did with cancer, we will step up our efforts to raise awareness, care for our loved ones and ultimately find a cure.

My Mother's Journey With Alzheimer's: A Family Portrait

Lisa Levart | Posted 06.13.2015 | Good News
Lisa Levart

I haven't seen the movie "Still Alice" because my mother has Alzheimer's disease. While she slips away into the advanced stages of this ferocious illness, I can't watch anything that illustrates the journey my family is on.

'Still Alice' and Us

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Still Alice is not a public health poster. It is the powerful story of a young, smart, witty, vivacious, and beautiful Columbia University linguistics professor.

Life-Saving Answers Exist; the Key Is Continuing the Search

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Research is the engine that propels science. Every mile we've gained in the treatment and prevention of all diseases comes from researchers discoverin...

Caregiving 101

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Yvonna Russell

November is National Family Caregivers month. I want to share two great books that I found informative and comforting. When I moved my Mom who h...

Alzheimer's Caregivers: Need Professional Advice This Very Instant?

Marie Marley | Posted 01.06.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's can be extremely difficult. If you reach the end of your rope and need advice on the spot, two organizations have helplines you can easily access: the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. (Please note, however, that you should call 911 for emergencies.)

'Invisible' Purple Communities

Mary McDaniel Cail | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Mary McDaniel Cail

What a different world it would be for people whose lives have been upended by Alzheimer's disease if they felt the support of everyone, friends and strangers alike.

5 Tips for Surviving Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Late one evening I was deeply immersed in writing a short story when I was startled by the phone ringing. Must be Ed I thought. But it wasn't. It wa...

Desperate for Alzheimer's Caregiving Information? Go to Alz.org

Marie Marley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Need information and advice about wandering? Agitation? Hallucinations? Incontinence? Go to Alz.org. Need help finding an assisted living facility in your community? Yes. Go to Alz.org. Would you like to enroll your loved on in a clinical trial? Alz.org has an online feature to help you find one.

Making a Difference in the World of Giving: The Summer-Athon Season

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Some might say it is too late to participate but I would counter with that now is the perfect time for you to get involved and be Making A Difference!

Worried About Your Memory? Here's When To Go To The Doctor

Marie Marley | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Anna is concerned about her memory. It seems she's having a lot of 'senior moments' lately. She often misplaces her keys and has trouble remembering the names of people to whom she's been introduced. She can't help but worry it could be something more serious. In fact, she is nearly paralyzed by the fear that she may be developing Alzheimer's.

How You Can Help Someone Who Is an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

These people desperately need all the assistance they can get. It will help them preserve their own well-being. It will also help them improve their caregiving since no one can be a good caregiver if they're burned out all the time.

James Thilman

Experience The Healing Power Of Music With 'Alive Inside'

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment

Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett had planned to film Dan Cohen, a social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, for a singl...

Smart Ways To Beat The Stress Of Alzheimer's Caregiving

Marie Marley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Bethany's mother has Alzheimer's and Bethany is the primary caregiver. In fact she's the only caregiver. She's on duty 24/7 and, after three years in this role she often feels physically and mentally exhausted. If only she had some time to herself. She used to love photography but hasn't had time for that since before her mother got sick.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: 5 Tips for Dealing With Family Conflict

Marie Marley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Having a family member with Alzheimer's disease is a stressful situation for everyone involved. The conflict typically affects the primary caregiver more than other family members.

How to Convince a Loved One With Alzheimer's Symptoms to Go to the Doctor

Marie Marley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It's critical for everyone involved to overcome their denial and take the first difficult step of consulting a physician about the symptoms. Some people think there's no reason to seek a diagnosis because there's no cure for the disease. Yet it's is important for several reasons.

We Have Done It Before, and We Must Do It Again

Harry Johns | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Harry Johns

Thanks to the National Alzheimer's Project Act, we now have a National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. However, without sufficient funds to implement the Plan, we will fail to accomplish its most transformational goal: to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025.

A Message of Hope

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

After 47 years of marriage, five children and 14 grandchildren, my husband, Marc, lost his beloved wife to Alzheimer's. Phyllis's illness spanned 10 cruel, heart wrenching years during which Marc was her soul caregiver.

A Tragic Diagnosis Hasn't Shaken This Marriage

Marie Marley | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

When I received the diagnosis I cried much of the time. I lost weight. I didn't want to tell anyone about it. I kept wondering -- why me? I felt like an impaired person. I had spent all my life helping other people and here I was needing so much help myself.

Nonprofit Fundraising Is Not Enough: Government Needs to Fund More Research for Alzheimer's

Shar McBee | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Do you plan to live to 85? If you do, there's a 1 in 3 chance you'll have Alzheimer's. Here's the bad news: There is no cure.

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your 'Senior Moments'

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Everyone, at any age, forgets. Your senior moment may be no different than the junior moments you've had your whole life.