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Lessons in Speaking From the Heart

Greg O'Brien | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg O'Brien

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "Life is no brief candle ... It is a sort of splendid torch, which I've got hold of for the moment, ...

Peeking Into Healthy Brains To See If Alzheimer's Is Brewing

AP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another ...

Jeb Bush: Here's What You Can Do to Help the Fight Against Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Maria Shriver

On Wednesday, 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush revealed that his mother-in-law, Josefina Gallo Esquivel, is living with Alzheimer's. He asked for people to email him if they have ideas or suggestions about how to wipe out this deadly disease. I have a few.

Fighting Alzheimer's: A Radical Idea

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Lou-Ellen Barkan

The looming Alzheimer's crisis is too big a challenge for government, the public or the private sector to handle alone. But we need someone to lead the charge.

An Alzheimer's Treatment on the Horizon?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

Biogen Inc.'s recent revelation of promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer's treatment is something of a breakthrough: it's the first time that we have seen positive human data about a new Alzheimer's drug that can both reduce the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain and improve cognitive function.

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...

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.

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 ...

How The Brain Travels Back In Time

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.21.2015 | Science

In one important way, we are capable of traveling back in time. Through memory, we can return to childhood, go back to the moment we first fell in lov...

Still Alice, Still Looking for Answers

Julie Harris, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Julie Harris, Ph.D.

While the story is fiction, Julianne Moore's gripping portrayal of a person going through the stages of Alzheimer's disease in Still Alice is an all-too-real story faced every day by more than 5 million Americans and their caregivers. Her performance is a Hollywood reminder of why Alzheimer's research is so important.

The Speech Julianne Moore Should Give This Sunday

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

When she's handed her trophy, she'll be speaking directly to hundreds of millions of people around the world. During those two minutes, Moore has a chance to be the voice for more than 44 million people living with Alzheimer's.

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.

Your Dog Can Get Alzheimer's Too

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.01.2015 | Science

As your dog reaches old age, you might expect to contend with veterinary complaints like hip dysplasia or even cancer. But here's one you aren't as li...

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.

A New Approach To Studying Neurological Disease

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science

An international team of over 300 scientists are taking on an ambitious project to identify eight common genetic mutations that appear to age the brai...

Shouldering a Child's Dream

Margie Doyle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Margie Doyle

I now know there is science out there that could make a difference in the life of my son both as he grows and develops into a young man, and in his adulthood. It is truly empowering, and hopeful, to realize our efforts today can make a difference in our children's tomorrows.

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...

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most de...

Yagana Shah

Some Really Good (And A Bit Of Bad) Health News For Regular Coffee Drinkers

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.26.2014 | Fifty

There's good news and bad news, coffee drinkers. A new report says the liquid gold an estimated three in five Americans drinks every day could be h...

Why Music: Telling the Story of Music and the Mind

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Meet Una Vida -- a jazz singer from New Orleans confronted with the daunting challenge of caring for herself as her mind and memory start to slip away...

The Food You Should Be Eating To Help Ward Off Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty

For those looking to combat Alzheimer's, a new animal study is shedding light on a snack that may reduce the risk and even help prevent the disease: w...

Rivers of Our Memory

Greg O'Brien | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My prayer is that you will be moved to action by this film -- for yourself, for your children, and for your grandchildren. Alzheimer's, or related dementia, could be your story someday, or the story of a loved one.

Nobel Discovery Opens Window Onto Alzheimer's Disease

Reuters | Ben Hirschler | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty

The discovery of cells in the brain that act as the body's internal global positioning system, which won three scientists the Nobel Prize for medici...