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Alzheimers Disease

Losing My Grandfather To Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Jason St. Angelo | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living

When I was a kid, my grandfather used to sip tea at the kitchen table before starting the day. I made sure to sit across from him and watch the steam ...

Son Sings Throwback Tunes In Car With Dad Who Has Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.15.2016 | Good News

A UK son is vocalizing his commitment to Alzheimer’s awareness with the help of his dad. Simon McDermott and his father Ted McDermott, who was an a...

Neighbors Banded Together To Throw This Couple A Block Party Wedding

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 08.12.2016 | Weddings

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and in this case, it takes a village to plan a wedding too. Susie Osei, 24, is a proud product of the ...

Women Matter

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Trish Vradenburg

At Hadassah's recent National Convention, I had the honor of moderating a panel about gender equity in medicine, including the disparity of sex based ...

Three Trends In Alzheimer's Research Provide Reason For Hope

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

New treatments for Alzheimer's are on the horizon and the pipeline of drugs in development is more diverse than it's ever been.

Why I'm Wishing For An Abundance Of Imagination As I Grow Older

Vicki Tapia | Posted 08.03.2016 | Fifty
Vicki Tapia

I wondered how many times this beautiful young woman might have imagined this moment. The young man bent down on one knee, and from his pocket, pulled out and opened a small box. Gazing upward, he held the box toward her and grasped her hand.

The Special Bond I Share With My Mother Who Has Alzheimer's

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 08.03.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

One evening, several weeks ago, I received a call from the nursing home where my mom has lived for the past three years. One can imagine the uncertainty I felt when I answered the phone.

Photographer Captures Uncle's Alzheimer's Journey In Striking Photos

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Fifty

By documenting his uncle’s day-to-day life in photos, one Hawaii man is showing the world what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s. Glenn Nishid...

When Will Candidates Close The Empathy Gap On Research For Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.

Clinical Trials For New Alzheimer's Medication

Allan S. Vann | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

People with AD and their caregivers are already spending fortunes on FDA-approved medications that are ineffective. People with AD and their caregivers do not need any new false bottles of hope.

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.

Will Cancer Drugs Work Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

The major risk factor for both cancer and Alzheimer's disease is aging. Changes in our biology that happen as we age contribute to the development of both diseases. Better understanding the biology of aging will help us develop drugs to treat Alzheimer's. It will also help us identify drugs currently used to treat cancer that could also be "repurposed" to treat Alzheimer's patients.

Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer's-Related Protein From Nerve Cells

Healthline | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living

With the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease expected to almost triple in the United States by 2050, there is an urgent need to identify effective treat...

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...

MENDing The Alzheimer's Brain

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Alzheimer's Disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that is currently thought to affect nearly 44 million people in the world. In the United St...

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.

How Marijuana Can (Potentially) Help Fight Against Alzheimer's

Tara Pattilachan | Posted 07.01.2016 | Science
Tara Pattilachan

Although these results are only the beginning to finding a way to successfully fight Alzheimer's, the data from other existing research involving marijuana and Alzheimer's support these findings and make this a plausible treatment in the near future.

What Pat Summitt's Death Can Teach Us About Early Onset Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living

The news of Pat Summitt's death continues to ripple through the sports world, but it also shines a crucial light on another community: those who are s...

How To Plan Activities With An Individual With Alzheimer's

Eric J. Hall | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

During the summer months, families of all types will find themselves trying to fill their days with plenty of activities that keep the warm months eve...

20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Now, remember that what counts in terms of brain health is not reading this article, or any other, but practicing some healthy behaviors every day until small steps become internalized habits.

I Remember, Dad

Eric Gertler | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric Gertler

Like so many others, I will be thinking about my father today. I will think of the many wonderful experiences that we have shared and the numerous t...

Why African genomic studies can solve the continent's health issues

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Nicholas N Ngomi, African Population and Health Research Center Genomic research has proven to be a considerably valuable tool in global attempts to ...

Alzheimer's Patients Reveal The One Thing They Want To Remember

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.16.2016 | Fifty

Around 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, which slowly attacks cognition, robbing patients of a lifetime of memories. YouTube chann...

The Day Mom Forgot

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Gordon Bennett

The imagery that lie before me seared into my subconscious tormenting me for weeks -- that gray, rotted look of cauliflower representing parts of my m...

When The Caregiver Needs To Become The Bill Payer As Well

Dayna Steele | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Dayna Steele

After publicly chronicling a three-year Alzheimer's caregiver journey with my mother, questions now come in weekly, sometimes daily, from others start...