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Alzheimers Disease

Dr. Pat Consults: Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

To help a patient talk to her sister about her health and risk of Alzheimer's, I've enlisted the advice of neurologist Joseph Safdieh.

Alzheimer's Disease: You Can Reduce Your Risk

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Most physicians now believe that the damage done by Alzheimer's is irreversible and that the best hope lies in preventing it. This is particularly true for people at higher risk. I believe passionately that we should all know what those risks factors are and work to turn them in our favor.

Why Alzheimer's Disease And The Fiscal Cliff Are Closely Connected

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

With the election over, America is facing a fiscal cliff that could impact everything the government does. Meanwhile, somewhere in America, in the next minute (and roughly every minute after that) another American will get Alzheimer's or dementia.

164 Years of Tebow, a Case for Campaign Reform

Dan_Weiss | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group, this year's federal elections will run a tab totaling 6 billion dollars, more than 700 million dollars over the previous campaign.

Finding Maria: Spiritual Care and Alzheimer's Disease

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Maria fulfilled a profound purpose in those last few months of her life; she taught me the soul cannot be diminished by any illness or injury that damages the physical body.

Knowledge of Behavioral Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease Helps Post-Disaster, Anytime

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

For the massive number of victims of Hurricane Sandy, life has changed. If you think of how difficult it is for healthy people to endure nature's wrath, just imagine how individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia might be feeling.

Help for Seniors Who Worry About Memory Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My mother, who's 72, has become very forgetful lately and is worried she may have Alzheimer's. Is her forgetfulness really something we should worry about? What should we do?

Brain Health: Which Is Better, Mental Or Physical Exercise?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.24.2012 | Fifty

It seems there is another item to add to the already infinite “benefits of physical exercise” list. Physical exercise, as opposed to mental ex...

Alzheimer's: Now Is the Time to Find a Cure

James Keach | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty
James Keach

Now is the time. The end of Alzheimer's starts with all of us.

Brilliant Scholar Didn't Regret Losing His Mind

Marie Marley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

We often refer to such people as "walking encyclopedias," but Ed was far more. Ed was a walking library.

The Latest Outlook On Alzheimer's

Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living

By Keith Sinzinger, for U.S. News More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and the nonprofit Alzheimer's Association projects that, ...

U.S. Deaths Surpass 2.5 Million For The First Time

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. deaths surpassed 2.5 million for the first time last year, reflecting the nation's growing and aging population. ...

My Mother's Ghost

John Malik | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
John Malik

It's the third time in an hour that my mom has called and now we're in the middle of dinner, so I tell the kids that I'll call her back, but I really don't want to. My mother has been in an assisted living community for a year and her Alzheimer's-induced dementia has steadily spirited her away.

Will Our Next Leader Be The 'Alzheimer's President?'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty

While many voters are focused on the economy, national security, education or Social Security in this presidential election year, Alzheimer's research...

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: For Seniors, a Prevention Puzzle Tougher Than Any Sunday Crossword but Clues, Hope Abound

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When it comes to preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, medical science is working on it big time. But so far, all we've got are generalities about averting or minimizing the condition.

5 Reasons I Won't Die The Way My Mother Did

Next Avenue | Posted 09.28.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Erica Manfred After witnessing her mother's decline, a daughter pledges to do it differently When a parent dies, ...

Photographer Documents Menopause At Only 30 Years Old

Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

Adele Giorgia Sarno's photo reportage consists of intimate stories of women and men who are rarely in the spotlight, but deserve to be. In the stories...

After A Frightening Experience With Alzheimer's, I Found A Way Everyone Can Help

Merl Reagle | Posted 11.19.2012 | Fifty
Merl Reagle

On September 30 at 3 p.m. EST, puzzle fans across the United States will download what looks like a typical Sunday crossword from the Internet, except that it's anything but. It's the centerpiece of a national raise awareness of the wide-ranging effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Taking Care of Someone With Alzheimer's Can Take its Toll

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Growing up, I remember Auntie Honey harping constantly about almost everything. Her most bitter comments were about her mother -- my grandmother -- a slight, sweet, extremely religious woman who had lost her mind and didn't know where she had left it.

Now What? Treatment Options for Alzheimer's Disease

Leann Reynolds | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

There is ongoing to research to find medications that will not just treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, but hopefully stop or slow the progress of it. In order to develop new treatments, volunteers are needed for clinical trials.

Almemories: Playing a Pivotal Role in Colombia by Using Cognitive Stimulation to Help Alzheimer Patients

Elizabeth Ojeda Gomez | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Ojeda Gomez

This disease has a higher incidence in people between the ages of 65 and 85 years. And a key question is: How many of these people are undiagnosed?

When To Worry About Forgetfulness | Deborah Bier, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living

We middle-aged people caring for parents, children, spouses, paid work, personal projects, volunteer work -- and somehow squeezing in a little time fo...

A Unique Care Option for Seniors and Their Families

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

How can multi-generational families enjoy summer living that is easy -- or at least easier? One solution is to let elderly family members take a turn at getting out of the house through Adult Day Stay.

What I Know About Sisters Now That I'm In My 50s

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.

Music Therapy for Individuals With Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Ensuring that residents in nursing homes and others have access to music of their choice is a fabulous goal to strive toward.