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Alzheimers Disease

Yagana Shah

This Simple Test Could Detect The Onset Of Alzheimer's | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

There's a peanut butter sniff-test, an at-home pencil and paper test, and now researchers say something as simple as a routine blood test could predic...

Why Senior Citizens Could Be The Next Frontier For Tech Companies

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

As tech companies focus on becoming faster, hipper and younger with their designs, they could be missing out on huge opportunities with a growing demo...

The Little-Known Aging Illness That Needs More Awareness

Candy Schulman | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

When the legendary radio personality Casey Kasem died, his obituary said he'd suffered from Lewy Body disease. 'Lewy-what?' most people wondered. But I knew first-hand, watching my mother decline from this little-known, but most common, type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's.

Solace With the Solstice

Mary McDaniel Cail | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary McDaniel Cail

We need months and days when we are faced with the reality of a hardship we might not share or fully understand. A few friends who join forces and give increments of time steadily can bring about meaningful relief in a situation that may provide little chance for it otherwise.

My Father's Battle with Alzheimers

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

I knew my father was following a typical Alzheimer's course. After more than 35 years of geriatric medical practice, I have watched this devastating disease unfold in similar ways for thousands of patients. But watching my father's mind deteriorate was uniquely painful.

My Grandpa's Alzheimer's Helped Me Find Who I Am

Hannah Chute | Posted 06.12.2014 | Teen
Hannah Chute

I want to take this time to tell you all of that because even if someday you don't know me, I believe you will know that I love you.

5 Things I Miss About My Dad's Alzheimer's

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

Distressing as it was for everyone who knew and loved him to see him change, our good times didn't end. In fact, some of my most endearing memories of him came after he had "changed."

Karen White's A Long Time Gone Flows With the River of Life

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own. It creates a flow of words like a river surging forward from the first page to the last page. This is certainly the case with White's latest novel, A Long Time Gone.

Appreciating The Faces of Love

Deborah Shouse | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Shouse

Some months ago, Oprah had author, visionary and cultural mid-wife Jean Houston on her TV show. "What do you wish people knew?" Oprah asked Jean. "I wish people knew how powerful love is," Jean answered.

The One Thing I Learned That Alzheimer's Can't Take Away

Morgan Olson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Teen
Morgan Olson

As Glorine signed "happy," I continued to learn that while Alzheimer's can strip a person of many things, it cannot take away the ability to feel and express emotions.

Alzheimer's Disease And The Power Of Laughter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Witnessing a loved one’s decline in mental health, especially with a disease like Alzheimer’s, can be one of the most emotionally challenging life...

Freaky New Experiments Confirm Old Theory About Memory Formation

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science

Neuroscientists can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Experiments have confirmed a long-standing theory for how memories are made and stored in the...

Why We Need the Humanities to Improve Health Care

Eric J. Hall | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

When Dan Cohen founded Music and Memory in 2006, he had a simple idea: Someday, if he ended up in a nursing home, he wanted to be able to listen to his favorite '60s music. Well, his brainstorm paid off, not only for Cohen but for scores of others.

Man With Alzheimer's Proves That Even If The Mind Forgets, 'The Heart Remembers'

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.28.2014 | Good News

Melvyn Amrine, of Little Rock, Ark., may not remember the details of his life since his Alzheimer's diagnosis, but he recently proved that his love fo...

How My Granddad's Disease Makes My Heart Stronger

Laura McCarter | Posted 05.27.2014 | Teen
Laura McCarter

In my mind I compare it to people walking through a forest as the sky gets dark: they just need a flashlight to help find their path. In my mind that is what my family members and I are doing; we're flashlights guiding my granddad through everyday tasks.

Yagana Shah

What Putting A Name With A Face Says About How Well You're Aging | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

As you get older, you might find yourself worried that your so-called "senior moments" could be more than just forgetfulness. A misplaced set of keys ...

Linda Lavin On Playing A Woman With Alzheimer's

Marci Rich | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

I've kept an eye on this beautiful film throughout its development, and when I finally saw Linda Lavin's performance -- especially in the scene I've just described -- I was devastated by its honesty.

Scientists Say Antidepressant May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, any breakthrough in the Alzheimer's arena is a welcome one ...

Yagana Shah

Brain-Boosting Gene Offers Promising Results In The War On Aging | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

The key to fighting off aging and cognitive decline doesn't necessarily come in a pill or a bottle. Instead, researchers say, the key may be a longevi...

No More Mother's Day for Me: I Remember Mom

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Howard Barbanel

During the past two years of her life Mom faded out in a fog of dementia exacerbated by a series of mini-strokes which robbed her of her memory, much of her personality and her ability to live life in any kind of vital way. My mother was the personification of vitality, so to have had that taken away was a cruel punishment.

Yagana Shah

The Surprising Way Horses Can Help Ease Alzheimer's Symptoms | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty

Who knew a farm could be the answer to coping with the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease? A new study says that spending time with horses could provide ...

4 No-Nonsense Solutions to the Looming Dementia Crisis

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

The dementia tsunami is coming, fast. We all know it, and it will affect every single one of us, either directly or through our loved ones. That we ar...

I Made a Video of My Dad That Reminded Me the Internet Is a Fundamentally Good Place

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.28.2014 | Good News
Lisa Abeyta

I had no idea the video would touch so many people or be shared so many times. The comments and emails -- for the most part -- have been a wonderfully moving procession of individuals sharing their own journey through Alzheimer's or dementia.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Collective Memories and the Vow to Never Forget

Frank Dimant | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Frank Dimant

Today we commemorate Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to honour the memories of the over six million victims of the Nazi genocide of World War II, an unprecedented event in human history that saw a third of world Jewry wiped out.

A Look Into the Dramatic Rise in Alzheimer's Cases

Eric J. Hall | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

The hard truth of the matter is that Alzheimer's disease is growing in prevalence in our world today, and the amount of funding given to this disease, in comparison to the number of lives it takes, simply does not add up.