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Alzheimers Disease

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.

Alzheimer's Facebook Campaign Shows Just How Terrifying It Is To Forget

Posted 01.28.2014 | Fifty

It's impossible for someone who does not have Alzheimer's to fully grasp just how confusing, frustrating, isolating and frightening having the disease...

Global Dementia Research: New Treatments on the Horizon

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

These international and national initiatives indicate strong momentum with scientists making progress in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Promising research is underway in the following areas, which gives us hope that new treatments may be on the horizon.

VIDEO: What Your Nails Say About Your Health

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

During a routine checkup, most patients expect to have their blood drawn, step on a scale, then open up and say, 'ahhh.' But one doctor suggests that ...

The Global Threat of Alzheimer's Disease: Readying Nations for the Challenge

Murali Doraiswamy | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Murali Doraiswamy

If the status quo continues, the total cases worldwide are expected to rise to 135 million by 2050. The biggest increase will occur in low and middle income countries as their elderly populations surge in numbers.

Precautions and Care Tips for Alzheimer's Patients During Cold Weather

Eric J. Hall | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

While most people face certain weather-related challenges during the winter when going about their everyday lives, for those with Alzheimer's disease, the complications can be even more severe.

Alzheimer's Detection In Only 15 Minutes

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Worried your constant forgetfulness could be more than just a series of "senior moments?" A quick 15-minute test could provide some answers. Resear...

Why Mexican-Americans Are Predisposed To Early Alzheimer's Disease

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Early memory issues known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), commonly seen among Mexican Americans, may predispose them to Alzheimer’s disease almo...

'I Feel Like A Frightened 10-Year-Old Boy Looked After By A Babysitter He Doesn't Know'

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Fifty
Edward M. Weinman

'Shitwa!' The word was a polite way to curse so as not to teach her 12 children epithets that they might repeat in school or in a public place, like a grocery store. Yes, my mother had 12 kids.