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Alzheimers Disease

Is It Sexual Assault To Have Sex With Your Wife Who Has Alzheimer's?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

When is someone who is suffering from dementia no longer able to consent to sex? That is the big question that is drawing the attention of Alzheimer's...

The Real 'Still Alice' (Except This One Wears Trousers)

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Trish Vradenburg

An investigative reporter by profession, he began taking copious notes about his arduous trek into his mind, riddled with Alzheimer's. Thus began O'Brien's chronicle which resulted in his heartbreaking, defiant, profound book, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's.

Taking Sleep Aids Could Potentially Harm Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

In today's "always on," high-stress world, it has become commonplace to turn to over-the-counter sleep aids for a little help with drifting off into d...

Until the Hot Water Runs Out..

Sally Counihan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Sally Counihan

I think Mom would be proud to realize we stuck together as a family despite the adversity. But maybe she wouldn't be that surprised after all, because that is her legacy to us -- strength and love. That is one of the many things she taught us so many years ago.

Eat Spinach Every Day, Make Your Brain 11 Years Younger

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living

While Popeye ate spinach everyday to maintain strong muscles, he was also bettering his memory, maybe without even knowing it. Consuming just a dai...

You Are A Good Daughter

Rebecca Emily Darling | Posted 05.31.2015 | Women
Rebecca Emily Darling

If you have loved your mother enough to feel the pain of her hurting you, and the pain of you hurting her, you are a good daughter.

Potential New Alzheimer's Treatment Fully Restores Memory -- At Least In Mice

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

A team of Australian researchers has come up with a noninvasive ultrasound technology that could restore memory in Alzheimer's patients. In a study...

Help Me Wipe Out Alzheimer's Now

Maria Shriver | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Maria Shriver

An Oscar for "Still Alice" is shining the brightest light yet on Alzheimer's, but light isn't enough anymore. Attention isn't enough. It's time to get serious. Alzheimer's is exerting a powerful impact on American families -- on our health, our finances, and our futures. And women are disproportionately impacted.

The Alzheimer's/Medicare Connection

Max Richtman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Max Richtman

It's clear that Alzheimer's is not only devastating to the growing number of families whose loved ones are afflicted with this terrible disease but it's impact will also be felt by every American who depends on vital health security programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

How to Be A Better Alzheimer's Caregiver: Strategies for Success

Eric J. Hall | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

One of the best things that any Alzheimer's caregiver can do is to educate themselves. It is important to be educated both on Alzheimer's disease and on the ins and outs of being a caregiver. Any successful caregiver should be up-to-date with the latest caregiving strategies and know the ins and outs of Alzheimer's disease and what changes it brings.

Purpose Will Save Your Business, Your Life & Your World

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Nick Seneca Jankel

Something was missing. And it brought me to my knees. After five years in the fast lane of New Economy entrepreneurship, I was emotionally frazzled and physically exhausted.

The Color Yellow

Greg O'Brien | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My mother, Virginia, loved yellow -- the color of the mind and the intellect, the third chakra in the solar plexus, representing personal power and ...

A Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Years In Advance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty

While severe problems with the memory and the nervous system are hallmarks of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's respectively, it's the skin that could detec...

There's No Place Like Home: Caring for Our Ill, Disabled and Dying Loved Ones

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

I often wonder about the millions of people who don't have any money -- those who don't have decades of savings to draw on for end-of-life care. What happens to them?

Remember Me: The Voice and The Neuroscientist's Mission to Cure Alzheimer's

Chris Mann | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Chris Mann

I'm pleased to consistently see Alzheimer's appearing on various television shows, hear segments about it on the radio and am happy it's becoming a mainstream topic. I'm beyond proud that Remember Me came into the world at this time of realization.

How a "Match.com for Scientists" Could Lead to a Cure for Alzheimer's

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Nonprofit research foundations are creating innovative ways for scientists to find resources and the assistance they need to advance their research. Central among these innovations: a growing online marketplace -- a veritable Match.com for scientists -- that may help researchers to discover the next drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Teaching Children About Alzheimer's Disease

Eric J. Hall | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

By teaching important values such as support, patience and unwavering love, books like these can help children understand that just because someone they love has Alzheimer's disease doesn't mean they should stop loving that person or letting them be an important part of their lives.

6 Positive Lessons I Learned From Alzheimer's

Elena Rosberg | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Elena Rosberg

My mother reacts very sensitively to my feelings and moods. That is typical of Alzheimer's patients. When I visit her feeling hectic and tense, she reacts immediately, takes on my mood, and becomes nervous and negative. But when I am cheerful and attentive, she is happy. This has taught me to be much more aware of myself and my feelings when I am with other people.

Still Alice, Still Greg, Still Enduring

Greg O'Brien | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

And so, we need to push back with a battering ram against the stereotype that Alzheimer's is merely the horrid, inevitable final stage. While the end stage is devastating, the beginning and middle stages become a lonely, painful journey, the long kiss goodbye, which often begins 15 to 20 years before diagnosis. It robs one of self. It infantilizes. Alzheimer's is not your grandfather's disease. It could be your story some day.

My Academy Award for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2014: Congratulations to Still Alice

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Some movies cause us to think about ourselves and society. An important issue for most of us is our health and our medical care. Each year there are a...

Hibernating Animals Might Provide Clues For Fighting Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science

What does animal hibernation have to do with Alzheimer's? More than you might think. According to new research, the way that critters wake up from a l...

Alice Among Us...

Tara Fass | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

As always none of what has been written here should be construed as advice, except to recommend that you go and see Still Alice.

This Week in Science: Smartphone Pain, Belated Christmas in Space, and a Sand-Inscribing Robot

World Science Festival | Posted 03.18.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

Move over, stiff neck; there's a new spinal problem to reckon with. Doctors are seeing some patients with "text neck"--pain caused by inclining one's head for long periods of time while staring at a smartphone, thus putting extra stress on the spine.

What Playing An Alzheimer's Patient Taught Julianne Moore About Memory

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty

Julianne Moore just won herself a Golden Globe for her depiction of a woman struggling with early on-set Alzheimer's in "Still Alice," but the actress...

Yagana Shah

This Son's Touching Song For His Mother With Alzheimer's Will Melt Your Heart

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty

When his mother started losing her memory, Joe Fraley of Duarte, California discovered that music really does heal almost everything. Fraley, 33, who ...