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Alzheimers Disease

Study Reveals Who's More Likely To Get Alzheimer's -- Men Or Women -- And Why

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty

Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one has yet to figure out the definitive cause...

Staying Positive With Dementia: 'There's Still A Lot Of Good Life Out There'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty

Ron Grant is adamant that his dementia won't define his life. “There’s still a lot of good life out there,” said Grant, who was diagnosed wit...

How Online Gaming Could Shed Light On Alzheimer's, Depression, PTSD

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

All those hours you log playing brain teaser games on your phone could be applied to a much greater good. As part of research to uncover cures for som...

'Rates Will Quadruple' And 11 Other Things You Didn't Know About Alzheimer's

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Whatever projections exist for long term healthcare costs, unless we get on top of the Alzheimer's crisis, those projections are likely to be way understated. Due to the near perfect correlation between aging and Alzheimer's, the longevity miracle of the 20th century is yielding a health crisis for the 21st.

Why The Alzheimer's Epidemic Hits Women Hardest

Next Avenue | Sherri Snelling | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sherri Snelling More than 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and a new report by the Alzhe...

Alzheimer's Disease: An Unrecognized Killer

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Howard Fillit, MD

The study, published last week in the journal Neurology, found that the number of people who die from Alzheimer's may be five times higher than previously thought, partly because death certificates often fail to list Alzheimer's as a contributing cause of death.

Alzheimer's Toll Continues to Rise as Research Reveals Startling New Facts on the Disease's Death Rate

Eric J. Hall | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

A new study has revealed that there are more uncounted victims of Alzheimer's disease than previously expected.

Don't Believe These 6 Excuses That Add Stress to Alzheimer's Care

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

You're right. Nobody can replace you. But you're not looking for a replacement. All you need is somebody to relieve you, for a little while.

The Ripple Effect

John Malik | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
John Malik

I sat in my supervisor's office and wiped away my tears as Karen told me that yes, the memory of that entire week was already gone. She had seen many families torn apart by Alzheimer's and now here I was, going through the same thing.

Landmark Alzheimer's Study Pinpoints Protein That Protects Aging Brain

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty

The conundrum has stumped doctors for years. Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's affect only the elderly? Why do some people live to...

Study Reveals Scary Side Effect Of Sleep Deprivation On Brain

Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty

Forget the myth that you need less sleep as you get older. In fact, sleep may be even more important later in life than previously believed, according...

Health Strategies for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While there's currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, new research indicates that there are a number of healthy lifestyle strategies that can help most people reduce the risk of getting it.

Making Noise About Alzheimer's

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Alzheimer's is a formidable foe. But our research is leading to a better understanding of Alzheimer's and ultimately, to protocols to add longevity to brain performance in brain disease, health or injury. And that is news worth making noise about.

A Simple Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's Years In Advance

Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty

Predicting Alzheimer's could be as easy as a quick blood test, a breakthrough discovery suggests. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center ...

Let's Celebrate Great Frontline Caregivers

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Getting to know a person with memory loss enables us to discover their unmet need in order to know how to respond and is one of the keys to providing excellent memory care.

Study Finds Alzheimer's More Deadly Than Previously Thought

Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one doubts the seriousness of Alzheimer's. And now a ...

What We Could All Learn From Seth Rogen: A Discussion on Mental Health

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Carolyn Reinach Wolf

We are not working hard enough to address the stigma, the legislation and the funding for mental health services. Once again, the silence is deafening.

Obamacare Is a Distraction

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In draping this fiscal problem in a hospital gown, we can't see what's really at issue. A national conversation that detracts from the real issue -- an aging population that needs more, better and more effective health care -- will have long-term, devastating consequences.

The Health Risks Of Fried Foods Could Be A Lot Worse Than You Ever Imagined

Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty

Who doesn't enjoy the occasional order of french fries or a little crispy bacon? But indulge too often and you could be setting yourself up for develo...

How to Care for the Alzheimer's Caregiver in Your Life

Eric J. Hall | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact
Eric J. Hall

For the millions of people from all over the globe that are dealing with Alzheimer's disease, the family and friends that act as their caregivers are ...

The One Book Every Person Over 40 Needs To Read

Roz Warren | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I don't know if I'll get Alzheimer's, but I do know I don't want to. That's why I just read '100 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's' by medical journalist Jean Carper.

The Utility and Ethics of 'Granny Cams'

Mark Lachs, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Lachs, M.D.

I have spent thousands of hours providing medical care in nursing homes as a geriatrician. From this vantage point, I think we need to give the use of cameras some serious thought before plunging headfirst down this new surveillance rabbit hole.

Alzheimer's Could Be Detected Decades Earlier In Children Of Sufferers

Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty

While children of Alzheimer's patients face a higher risk of developing the disease, there is some good news on the horizon. Researchers say that the ...

Fruit Flies Hold Clues On Aging In Humans, Study Shows

Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty

A new discovery has brought us a step closer to understanding the link between neurodegenerative disorders and aging. Researchers from Rutgers Univ...

Why I Wouldn't Watch the Super Bowl and Won't Support Football: Let Me Count My Reasons

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While I admire the majestic Bald Eagle, and I regard the U.S. Constitution as a stunningly intelligent and inspired document, some people treat me as if I have committed patriotic heresy by challenging the long-established unofficial national game of football.