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Alzheimers Disease

Sugary Diet May Contribute To Alzheimer's Disease, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

When it comes to many things, we already know that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Well, now researchers are giving us another reason to ...

Still Alice?

Eric Trules | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Eric Trules

I finally watched Still Alice with Juliane Moore on Netflix. I was sitting in my deceased father's red leather chair in my bedroom, and my 8 year old, adopted nephew-to-be, from Indonesia, was sitting on the huge, king size bed, playing with his iPad.

Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers: Preventing Burnout

Eric J. Hall | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Many Alzheimer's caregivers become so invested in the demanding job of taking care of an individual with dementia that they find themselves at risk of burning out. Caring for someone with this disease can be stressful and overwhelming and this can lead to burnout, and in many cases serious issues such as depression.

USC And UC San Diego Are Fighting Over A Research Project, But Now A Judge Has Intervened

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.25.2015 | College

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer's disease belongs to the University of California, San Diego - h...

Exercise May Be The Key To Battling Alzheimer's, Studies Find

Associated Press | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide...

5 Lifestyle Changes To Protect Your Brain

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. It will take several years for sci...

Dementia 101: Therapy Can Help

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Choosing to participate in psychotherapy can be a difficult decision. It's easy to make a list of excuses to put it off -- it costs too much, I don't ...

Dare to Be 100: Ruth Anne Is Gone

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

By wife of 62 years died last night. The proximate cause of her death was a head injury suffered when she struck her occiput on the edge of a bedside ...

In Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving May Be Just As Trying As the Disease Itself

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

When most of us think of Alzheimer's disease, our first thought isn't usually of the quiet caregiver alongside the patient, devoting their time to helping someone living with the disease. But caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is often a full-time job, taking its toll on the caregiver.

Need Help Caring for a Loved One? Here Are Tips for Finding a Professional Caregiver

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Baby Boomers wear many hats: they're parents, workers, activists, enthusiasts, community organizers, and so forth. These are roles that Boomers have chosen. But there's a new role that they may not have banked on: that of a caregiver to an aging parent.

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.

Is Your Brain Really a Computer, or Is It a Quantum Orchestra?

Stuart Hameroff | Posted 07.08.2015 | Education
Stuart Hameroff

Brain mappers should look deeper, smaller, faster, inside neurons. Cytoskeletal circuits of mixed polarity microtubules ('quantum resonators') are key instruments of the quantum orchestra.

"All Flesh Is Grass" - The Memory of Richard Long

F. Scott Hess | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

There are in the lives of artists seminal figures that inspire you to be more than you were before you met them. For me that person was Richard Long, an artist and very unique professor.

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...

Why Do Women Have A Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease Than Men?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 06.29.2015 | Health News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumptio...

Memory Test Could Hint At Alzheimer's 18 Years In Advance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.26.2015 | Fifty

Time is of the essence when detecting Alzheimer's disease and now a new study provides hope in this area by suggesting that the memory-robbing disease...

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse: Anger

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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.

Remembering Dad in the Face of Alzheimer's

Jason Resendez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

Today there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and approximately 1.8 million Latinos caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's, dementia, or a related mental condition.

Alzheimer's Support Groups: Tips for Success

Jan Dougherty | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Jan Dougherty

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be tremendously discouraging and stressful.

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 ...

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

My wife, Clare, is dying. Slowly, but surely, Alzheimer's disease is taking Clare from me. Living in a lockdown dementia unit of an assisted living re...

Lessons in Speaking From the Heart

Greg O'Brien | Posted 06.03.2015 | 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, ...

Sleep Could Help Stave Off Alzheimer's, According To New Study

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living

We've long known that people with Alzheimer's disease often experience problems with their sleep. But according to a new study from the University of ...

ICYMI: The Rise Of Trigger Warnings And What An Empty Inbox Says About Your Personality

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read everything we could get our hands on about human behavior, including an ess...

Peeking Into Healthy Brains To See If Alzheimer's Is Brewing

AP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another ...