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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 ...

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.

Alzheimer's Patients May Be Able To Recover 'Lost' Memories

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Fifty

While much of the research into Alzheimer's Disease and dementia centers on the prevention or slowing the rate of disease progression, researchers at ...

This Sweet, Sweet Treat May Protect The Brain Against Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.15.2016 | Fifty

A cure for Alzheimer's may be closer -- and tastier -- than we think, according to findings presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meetin...

A Cure for Alzheimer's?

Timothy W. Armour | Posted 03.03.2016 | Science
Timothy W. Armour

In a time of tight budgets and widespread demand for less government spending, Congress, the White House and a growing number of candidates for presid...

We Can Handle the Truth: The Facts on Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Maria Shriver

Almost all of us (96 percent) have heard of Alzheimer's disease. Nearly four in five of us know, or have known, someone that has been diagnosed with it. But even with all of that first-hand experience, we aren't doing much about it.

Eating More Fish Reduces Alzheimer's Risk For These People

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Eating seafood is good for us, right? Except for those ever-present concerns that the mercury in fish is bad for the humans who eat them, eating fish ...

The Etiquette of Alzheimer's

Yvonne Durant | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices
Yvonne Durant

Don't say, "Do you remember me?" or jump into a reminiscence of past times together. People with Alzheimer's have enough don'ts and deficits. Their brains are already dissing them; they don't need you to do so, too.

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.11.2016 | Science

Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study. Researchers at the University of ...

I Have Alzheimer's. Here's What It Feels Like

Greg O'Brien | Posted 12.25.2015 | Fifty
Greg O'Brien

The stress of Alzheimer's, for those diagnosed, and for their caregivers, is deadening deep into the darkness. One never knows who's going to show up in the early stages of this disease: the new me, or the old me? Will I be on or off today? Stephen King couldn't have written a better thriller.

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 12.23.2015 | New York
Lou-Ellen Barkan

As you and your wife consider your philanthropic options, please consider the following: in less than 30 years, as many as 26 million Americans will either have Alzheimer's or be taking care of someone who does.

High Stress Levels Linked With Increased Alzheimer's Risk

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Stress is a killer -- for both the body and the brain. Over time, chronic stress can contribute to a host of negative health outcomes, including hear...

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Research to Improve Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Candidates running for national office never miss an opportunity to share their solutions on the many problems facing our country with voters. From te...

Bravo to Congress, but We Need More Than $1 Billion If We're Going to Cure Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Maria Shriver

This week Congress got something done. Our country's legislators reached across the aisle and passed a landmark bill that will increase the federal funding of Alzheimer's research by $350 million next year.

5 Fascinating Facts About Alzheimer's

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 10.23.2015 | OWN

In The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer's, award-winning science writer Jay Ingram shares the history of the debilitating disea...

Absent Effective Treatments, Good Care Is the Best Medicine for Alzheimer's

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 09.25.2015 | New York
Lou-Ellen Barkan

For those of us who have cared for someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, we know that it's relentless, exhausting work. It's a job that that takes you away from sleep, from work and from the simple things in life that provide joy.

International Alzheimer's Month: Full Circle on the Irish Sea

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Greg O'Brien

By hook or by crook, I was destined to connect in Ireland with John Joe Vaughan -- two brash Irishmen separated by a sea of blue, roiling waters rushing to a horizon where water flushes up against the sky. It was God-ordained.

Alzheimer's and the Media... Follow the Money

Allan S. Vann | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

The media should "follow the money" and shine light on why Alzheimer's research, along with assistance to those who already have Alzheimer's and their caregivers, is not receiving significantly more federal funding.

The Judy Fund: Fighting to Keep the Memories

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Greg O'Brien

The Judy Fund has contributed to Alzheimer's Association mission activities including, research, care and advocacy, and most recently the focus has been on raising awareness and learning why women are disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer's disease.

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, an...

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

Maria Shriver | Posted 05.22.2016 | 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.