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Alzheimers Disease

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.

This Vitamin May Actually Slow Alzheimer's Progression

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter ...

10 Things Caregiving Taught Me in 2013

Nick Norton | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Norton

Hopefully these 10 things I learned from caregiving can help you be more prepared to enter 2014. The sorrow I've seen being around Alzheimer's really has shown me how interconnected we all are.

How to Keep an Eye Out for Signs of Alzheimer's During the Holidays

Eric J. Hall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

There is more family time spent during the holiday than during any other time of the year. Also, many times, if you have gone without seeing a loved one for several months, it can be easier to notice some of the signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease.

'Getting Old Sucks!'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Jim Taylor

My father has only been truly old, as defined by his health and functioning, for perhaps five years, yet he was young and vigorous for decades before that. It takes time for perception to catch up with reality, but I'm not sure it ever does.

A New Approach To Alzheimer's Treatment That Just Might Work

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living

A group of researchers in San Francisco are exploring a new approach to Alzheimer's treatment that will tackle an unexplored protein that is closely l...

Zen and the Art of Alzheimer's

Mary McLaughlin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary McLaughlin

I expect to introduce myself repeatedly to my father this Christmas. I only hope that each time I do, he finds that he is pleased to meet me.

What's It Like to Care for Someone Close to You With Alzheimers?

Quora | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living

I knew right away that something was different. When her personality started to change I couldn't understand why.

A New Era of Alzheimer's Research: Focusing on Prevention

Pierre Tariot, MD | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Pierre Tariot, MD

The toll of Alzheimer's disease is reaching epidemic proportions. Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the United States every 69 seconds -- a somber reminder that we must do more if we are to find an effective treatment for this devastating, debilitating condition.

Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's Disease?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Alzheimer's is still a clinical diagnosis and not one that can be made solely on the basis of scans and genetic testing. The tests supply useful information to the informed physician.

WATCH: How This Famous Food Writer Is Cooking Her Way Through Alzheimer's

Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living

Paula Wolfert has authored nine cookbooks and won five James Beard awards. She's a foremost authority on Moroccan and Mediterranean cooking. She also ...

6 Life Lessons Dementia Can Teach Us

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

It does not matter how much money we make or have. Eventually, we all end up without the ability to enjoy or miss those things we used to cling to.

Giving Thanks for the Service of Alzheimer's Caregivers This Holiday Season

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

This holiday season spend time to not only give thanks for the friends and family around you but for the Alzheimer's caregivers that help keep these loved ones happy and healthy during this most wonderful time of the year.

Heal Alzheimer's Disease With Art

Michael Samuels, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Samuels, M.D.

Anyone can use the healing power of art to reach a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease. The results can be astonishing.

Caring for My Mom in the Latter Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

When the sun came up, Mummy had rallied and would live another day, and then another and another. Today, she smiled a little and perhaps she knew I was her daughter.

Alzheimer's Disease Is Devastating to the Entire Family

Neale Godfrey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Neale Godfrey

If you don't have a family member who has been stricken with Alzheimer's disease, the odds are good that you know someone or some family that has been.

Why 'Bother' to Find Out if You Have Alzheimer's Disease?

Carol Steinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Steinberg

Just like we "bother" to diagnosis cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS and other illnesses with or without effective treatments, it's time to "bother" with Alzheimer's disease.

Playing for Prevention: Alzheimer's and Keeping the Mind Sharp

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Although Alzheimer's is at least partially genetic, there is plenty we can do to keep our minds sharper. The technology we depend upon to keep our lives together, however, only seems to make us more scattered.

Can We Prevent Alzheimer's? November Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

If we can target our adults with mild cognitive impairment -- forgetting phone numbers, where you put the keys, birthdays, anniversaries, and appointments -- we may have a real chance of preventing the slow decline into a world of dementia.

Approaching the Holiday Season as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

You shouldn't abandon family traditions or change everything about the holiday experience because your loved one has Alzheimer's disease; instead, you should keep your traditions alive and make sure that you cherish the memories you have with them during this special time of year.

Alzheimer's Patient Missing After Release From Jail

Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty

Frantic family members are searching for Mike Farrell, a 75-year-old California man who was released from Los Angeles County Jail early Tuesday mornin...

Can Sleep Prevent Alzheimer's?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We all know that eating well and exercising can help your brain function, but new research suggests that how much you s...