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Alzheimers Disease

Potential New Alzheimer's Treatment Fully Restores Memory -- At Least In Mice

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

A team of Australian researchers has come up with a noninvasive ultrasound technology that could restore memory in Alzheimer's patients. In a study...

Help Me Wipe Out Alzheimer's Now

Maria Shriver | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Maria Shriver

An Oscar for "Still Alice" is shining the brightest light yet on Alzheimer's, but light isn't enough anymore. Attention isn't enough. It's time to get serious. Alzheimer's is exerting a powerful impact on American families -- on our health, our finances, and our futures. And women are disproportionately impacted.

The Alzheimer's/Medicare Connection

Max Richtman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
Max Richtman

It's clear that Alzheimer's is not only devastating to the growing number of families whose loved ones are afflicted with this terrible disease but it's impact will also be felt by every American who depends on vital health security programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

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

Eric J. Hall | Posted 03.13.2015 | 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.

Purpose Will Save Your Business, Your Life & Your World

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Nick Seneca Jankel

Something was missing. And it brought me to my knees. After five years in the fast lane of New Economy entrepreneurship, I was emotionally frazzled and physically exhausted.

The Color Yellow

Greg O'Brien | Posted 03.03.2015 | 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 ...

A Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Years In Advance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty

While severe problems with the memory and the nervous system are hallmarks of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's respectively, it's the skin that could detec...

There's No Place Like Home: Caring for Our Ill, Disabled and Dying Loved Ones

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

I often wonder about the millions of people who don't have any money -- those who don't have decades of savings to draw on for end-of-life care. What happens to them?

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

Chris Mann | Posted 02.10.2015 | 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.

How a "Match.com for Scientists" Could Lead to a Cure for Alzheimer's

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Nonprofit research foundations are creating innovative ways for scientists to find resources and the assistance they need to advance their research. Central among these innovations: a growing online marketplace -- a veritable Match.com for scientists -- that may help researchers to discover the next drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Teaching Children About Alzheimer's Disease

Eric J. Hall | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

By teaching important values such as support, patience and unwavering love, books like these can help children understand that just because someone they love has Alzheimer's disease doesn't mean they should stop loving that person or letting them be an important part of their lives.

6 Positive Lessons I Learned From Alzheimer's

Elena Rosberg | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Elena Rosberg

My mother reacts very sensitively to my feelings and moods. That is typical of Alzheimer's patients. When I visit her feeling hectic and tense, she reacts immediately, takes on my mood, and becomes nervous and negative. But when I am cheerful and attentive, she is happy. This has taught me to be much more aware of myself and my feelings when I am with other people.

Still Alice, Still Greg, Still Enduring

Greg O'Brien | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

And so, we need to push back with a battering ram against the stereotype that Alzheimer's is merely the horrid, inevitable final stage. While the end stage is devastating, the beginning and middle stages become a lonely, painful journey, the long kiss goodbye, which often begins 15 to 20 years before diagnosis. It robs one of self. It infantilizes. Alzheimer's is not your grandfather's disease. It could be your story some day.

My Academy Award for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2014: Congratulations to Still Alice

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Some movies cause us to think about ourselves and society. An important issue for most of us is our health and our medical care. Each year there are a...

Hibernating Animals Might Provide Clues For Fighting Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science

What does animal hibernation have to do with Alzheimer's? More than you might think. According to new research, the way that critters wake up from a l...

Alice Among Us...

Tara Fass | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

As always none of what has been written here should be construed as advice, except to recommend that you go and see Still Alice.

This Week in Science: Smartphone Pain, Belated Christmas in Space, and a Sand-Inscribing Robot

World Science Festival | Posted 03.18.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

Move over, stiff neck; there's a new spinal problem to reckon with. Doctors are seeing some patients with "text neck"--pain caused by inclining one's head for long periods of time while staring at a smartphone, thus putting extra stress on the spine.

What Playing An Alzheimer's Patient Taught Julianne Moore About Memory

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty

Julianne Moore just won herself a Golden Globe for her depiction of a woman struggling with early on-set Alzheimer's in "Still Alice," but the actress...

Yagana Shah

This Son's Touching Song For His Mother With Alzheimer's Will Melt Your Heart

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty

When his mother started losing her memory, Joe Fraley of Duarte, California discovered that music really does heal almost everything. Fraley, 33, who ...

My Mother Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer's When I Was 26

Rebecca Emily Darling | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Rebecca Emily Darling

This woman looks like my mother. She sounds like my mother. She smells like my mother. There is that visceral feeling when I hug her, that I am hugging the woman I came from, the woman of whom I am a piece, a rib. But each time she opens her mouth, I find that she is just an echo.

Alzheimer's And The Holidays: 15 Tips For Navigating The Season

AlzLIVE | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
AlzLIVE

Cards, calendars and crackers, the holidays can be stressful for Alzheimer's caregivers: The Survivor's Action Plan. Demands increase during the holidays, while resources -- personal and financial -- may be in shorter supply. Here are the insiders' tips to help you navigate the season.

5 Holiday Safety and Enjoyment Tips for Those With Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Even though you are no longer able to celebrate all of the holiday events the exact same way you did before, there are still numerous ways to enjoy the season if you adopt that "live in the moment" attitude.

Personalized Medicine Takes on the MTHFR Gene

Bianca Garilli, N.D. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Bianca Garilli, N.D.

As the scientific community continues to learn more about individual genes and how and what they code for, it gives rise to increased personalized medical recommendations to support an individual's genetic makeup.

Belling the Cat at Christmas Time

Greg O'Brien | Posted 02.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg O'Brien

Since I was a boy, my mother said that I had rocks in my head. Now, after decades, the rocks are literally calcifying, obstructing signals to my brain. Early onset Alzheimer's will do that.

From Robin Williams to My Father, Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

However, LBD is not a rare disease. The second most common form of dementia, it affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States, and millions more across the world.