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Innovation and Regulation in Pharmaceuticals

Adam Grossman | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Adam Grossman

I am a caregiver and patient advocate for my mom. I am also a proud co-founder of Give to Cure. My dynamic and awesome co- founder, Lou Reese, is a pa...

How An Online Registry Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Cure

Laura Dixon | Posted 07.19.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

More than 44 million people across the globe have Alzheimer's disease. And that number is expected to multiply by three or more over the next several decades. Yet, despite billions of dollars of investments into research and advocacy for effective treatment and a cure, neither exists.

Early-onset Alzheimer's: should you worry?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Troy Rohn, Boise State University You have forgotten where you put your car keys, or you can't seem to remember the name of your colleague you saw i...

4 Tips For Alzheimer's Prevention

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Again, we don't have total control over whether or not dementia develops. But taking care of your brain now can only improve your quality of life today, as well as in the future.

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

Mom Without Memories

Adam Grossman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Adam Grossman

My mother, who was once the primary caretaker of her husband and three kids, who worked as a substitute teacher and part time editor of the Harvard Business Review, who threw amazing parties and volunteered at the temple and ran a gourmet catering business in her spare time, has Alzheimer's Disease, just as her mother and brother had it before her.

Planning for Easter With Alzheimer's

David A. Pride | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David A. Pride

I thought it may be helpful to offer a few things to keep in mind while planning your Easter dinner with Alzheimer's.

The Etiquette of Alzheimer's

Yvonne Durant | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices
Yvonne Durant

Don't say, "Do you remember me?" or jump into a reminiscence of past times together. People with Alzheimer's have enough don'ts and deficits. Their brains are already dissing them; they don't need you to do so, too.

I Have Alzheimer's. Here's What It Feels Like

Greg O'Brien | Posted 12.25.2015 | Fifty
Greg O'Brien

The stress of Alzheimer's, for those diagnosed, and for their caregivers, is deadening deep into the darkness. One never knows who's going to show up in the early stages of this disease: the new me, or the old me? Will I be on or off today? Stephen King couldn't have written a better thriller.

Her Heart Remembers: The Moves

Janelle Capra | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Janelle Capra

Dementia has taken a lot from my mom. She was once a woman full of smiles, laughter and faith. Now, she is often a woman who is suffering, scared and searching for words, her words. Her words fail her at times and oftentimes hurt those who love her the most.

International Alzheimer's Month: Full Circle on the Irish Sea

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.21.2016 | Fifty
Greg O'Brien

By hook or by crook, I was destined to connect in Ireland with John Joe Vaughan -- two brash Irishmen separated by a sea of blue, roiling waters rushing to a horizon where water flushes up against the sky. It was God-ordained.

Caregiver Overwhelm: 7 Strategies to Lower Stress and Increase Resilience -- One Alzheimer's Caregiver's Experience

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

It is now week seven for me as primary caregiver to my 82-year-old mother who has dementia and is nearly blind. It has been challenging, stressful and...

Stop Perceiving People With Alzheimer's As 'Idiots'

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 08.21.2016 | Fifty
Amy Aves Challenger

When I approach my father, who has Alzheimer's, with an open mind, I see all that he is today. Each poem he sends me, every phone call, each bowl he spins on a wheel -- surely is a blessing. Each day he lives, he offers me a gift that spreads its wings to share with you.

The Judy Fund: Fighting to Keep the Memories

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Greg O'Brien

The Judy Fund has contributed to Alzheimer's Association mission activities including, research, care and advocacy, and most recently the focus has been on raising awareness and learning why women are disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer's disease.

Preparing to Let Go -- Caring for Mom: Day 0 -- One Alzheimer's Caregiver's Experience

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Tomorrow I will take over caring for my 82-year-old mother who is challenged by stiff, achy joints, severely limited vision and an unreliable memory.

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse: Anger

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Alzheimer's disease has absolutely no redeeming value. It is a disease that causes great pain for those who have it, and great pain for their caregivers. I hate what is happening and will continue to happen to Clare. I am angry that I cannot have my best friend, my wife, my lover to be with me to share what I had hoped would be our long retirement years.

Stunning Images Capture What It's Like To Love Someone With Dementia

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty

When his father, Ronnie, was diagnosed with dementia four years ago, Mark Seymour knew there was something he had to do. "I knew I'd like to document ...

Lessons in Speaking From the Heart

Greg O'Brien | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg O'Brien

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "Life is no brief candle ... It is a sort of splendid torch, which I've got hold of for the moment, an...

Small Steps for Caregivers Can Yield Great Strides in Alzheimer's Care

Pierre Tariot, MD | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Pierre Tariot, MD

Almost every week, or every month, we hear the latest news about possible breakthroughs created by pioneering medical research into the causes and possible treatments of Alzheimer's disease.

Driving Safely With Dementia and Knowing When to Quit

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While most doctors agree that people with moderate to severe dementia should not take the wheel, in the early stages, the medical consensus is that driving performance should be the determining factor of when to stop driving, not the disease itself.

Laugh at the Crazy -- Another Day Living With Alzheimer's

Rena McDaniel | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Rena McDaniel

It's 3:00 am. and you are probably wondering why I'm not sound asleep. It's because I now live in a sauna. Right about the time that menopause hit, momma moved in with the hubby and I. Wanting her to be comfortable I taught her how to use the thermostat.

Is It Dementia Or Normal Aging? Now There's A Tool To Figure It Out

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.19.2015 | Fifty

Beneath the ubiquitous memory-loss jokes that midlifers make, there is a deep concern and fear of dementia. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have develope...

How to Be A Better Alzheimer's Caregiver: Strategies for Success

Eric J. Hall | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

One of the best things that any Alzheimer's caregiver can do is to educate themselves. It is important to be educated both on Alzheimer's disease and on the ins and outs of being a caregiver. Any successful caregiver should be up-to-date with the latest caregiving strategies and know the ins and outs of Alzheimer's disease and what changes it brings.

The Color Yellow

Greg O'Brien | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My mother, Virginia, loved yellow -- the color of the mind and the intellect, the third chakra in the solar plexus, representing personal power and sp...

Remember Me: The Voice and The Neuroscientist's Mission to Cure Alzheimer's

Chris Mann | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Chris Mann

I'm pleased to consistently see Alzheimer's appearing on various television shows, hear segments about it on the radio and am happy it's becoming a mainstream topic. I'm beyond proud that Remember Me came into the world at this time of realization.