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Alzheimers Disease

How To Plan Activities With An Individual With Alzheimer's

Eric J. Hall | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

During the summer months, families of all types will find themselves trying to fill their days with plenty of activities that keep the warm months eve...

20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Now, remember that what counts in terms of brain health is not reading this article, or any other, but practicing some healthy behaviors every day until small steps become internalized habits.

I Remember, Dad

Eric Gertler | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric Gertler

Like so many others, I will be thinking about my father today. I will think of the many wonderful experiences that we have shared and the numerous t...

Why African genomic studies can solve the continent's health issues

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Nicholas N Ngomi, African Population and Health Research Center Genomic research has proven to be a considerably valuable tool in global attempts to ...

Alzheimer's Patients Reveal The One Thing They Want To Remember

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.16.2016 | Fifty

Around 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, which slowly attacks cognition, robbing patients of a lifetime of memories. YouTube chann...

The Day Mom Forgot

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Gordon Bennett

The imagery that lie before me seared into my subconscious tormenting me for weeks -- that gray, rotted look of cauliflower representing parts of my m...

When The Caregiver Needs To Become The Bill Payer As Well

Dayna Steele | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Dayna Steele

After publicly chronicling a three-year Alzheimer's caregiver journey with my mother, questions now come in weekly, sometimes daily, from others start...

Alzheimer's Medications

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Most people know that Alzheimer's disease (AD) leads to memory loss and cognitive decline. Most people, however, may not know that many people with A...

The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I've heard that there's a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mothe...

The First Sign Of Alzheimer's May Not Be What You Think

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Heidi Raschke Most people think of memory loss when they think of Alzheimer’s, but a new study suggests that the ...

Partnerships Play a Key Role in the Battle Against Brain Diseases

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

When the Lauder family founded the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) in 1998, they knew that proprietary boundaries would only limit effort...

Stuck in the Middle: A Conversation with Ann Garvin

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

I Like you Just Fine When You Aren't Around by Ann Garvin captures that in-between place so many people find themselves in today where carrying for ag...

Could Infections Cause Alzheimer's? | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

A study published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggests that the plaques -- made of a protein called amyloid beta -- may actually have a role after all, possibly in fighting off infection, and that Alzheimer's may be an unwelcome result of this legitimate purpose.

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting on June 3: Why National Medical Conferences Are Important to Patients

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Medical advances are coming more rapidly and are more widely covered by news agencies. Make sure you are engaged, and make sure you have a physician who is up to date in knowing about all the new progress. Your life could depend on it!

Maria Shriver Wants To Remind You That Alzheimer's Is A Woman's Disease

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living

About 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, and for most of them, symptoms first appeared after they turn 60. Age is the best known ris...

Over 50? Where The Candidates Stand On Issues That Matter To You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty

Voters age 50 and older are expected to turn out in force in this, the mother of all presidential elections. We offer this guide on what the three pre...

Moving On After an Alzheimer's Death

Allan S. Vann | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Had I been able to discuss this decision with my closest friend when she could still discuss such matters with me, I think that Clare would have said that I should do whatever "feels right" to me. This decision to keep on writing about Alzheimer's issues, at least for the next few months, feels right to me.

Death Due to... Alzheimer's?

Allan S. Vann | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

The doctor left that space blank ... there is no mention of Alzheimer's disease. I am having trouble wrapping my mind around that part of Clare's death certificate.

Play This Smartphone Game To Help Combat Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty

A new smartphone game, released today, wants to use your gaming skills for Alzheimer's research. Sea Hero Quest, available on both Android and Apple ...

Caring for the Caregiver

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

With Mother's Day approaching and May being Older Americans month, I started thinking about caregivers at the beginning and at the end of life, for those young and old.

Inflammation May Hold Key to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.

Mom Without Memories

Adam Grossman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Adam Grossman

My mother, who was once the primary caretaker of her husband and three kids, who worked as a substitute teacher and part time editor of the Harvard Business Review, who threw amazing parties and volunteered at the temple and ran a gourmet catering business in her spare time, has Alzheimer's Disease, just as her mother and brother had it before her.

I Never Experienced Parenthood Until I Became My Mother's Caretaker

Beverly Booher | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty
Beverly Booher

I did not ask for this, but it is the current chapter of my life. What this flip-flopped role of daughter becoming mother has shown me is what a wonderful mother I would have been... what a wonderful "mother" I am.

Alzheimer's Can't Erase The 70 Years Of Love Between This Couple

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty

A Life in Love from sam maller on Vimeo. Alfred and Sylvia Paley are living proof that true love never ever ends. At 89 and 86, respectively, th...