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

What Will You Choose to Wear Today: Faith or Fear?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Olayiwola A. Alara

But just like every problem hypothetically is supposed to have a solution, fear also has an antidote, which is known as faith.

Genetic Hand-Me-Downs

Greg O'Brien | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My grandmother, Loretta Sinnott Brown, called me "snippy snooper" as a young boy because I was always "snooping around," asking too many questions, fo...

A Place Called Pluto

Greg O'Brien | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

Anyone who doesn't think they are going to die some day, please raise your right hand. Death comes to all. In the natural we have little rule over ti...

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Alzheimer's Research

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

Earlier this month I joined some of the world's preeminent physicians and neuroscientists in Copenhagen for the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference, which featured more than 100 sessions on a diverse range of Alzheimer's topics. Those sessions represent an incredible amount of new material and research to digest, so I've narrowed down the highlights.

Diabetes Drug May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty

By Ransdell Pierson July 14 (Reuters) - A large German study is the latest clinical trial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment fo...

Memory Is Everything -- Until You Lose It

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

"Memory is everything. Without it we are nothing," observed neuroscientist Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking research...

Coping With Dementia or Alzheimer's at Home: A Checklist for Daily Rituals

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When someone suffers from Alzheimer's disease, there are a million potential obstacles that can turn simple daily rituals like this one into a real challenge for caregivers.

The Scary Part Of Alzheimer's That You Can Prevent

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

'So are you going to be tested?' my 19-year-old daughter asked me over dinner. This came after a string of questions about Alzheimer's: What are the first signs? When do they appear? Do people with the disease know they have it?

Scientists Say Antidepressant May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, any breakthrough in the Alzheimer's arena is a welcome one ...

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

Is Innovation in Memory Care Overrated?

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

As the world continues to search for that magic bullet, one approach that will never be out of style is to take a person-centered approach with the person who has to navigate the world of memory loss.

Study Reveals Who's More Likely To Get Alzheimer's -- Men Or Women -- And Why

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty

Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one has yet to figure out the definitive cause...

We Have Done It Before, and We Must Do It Again

Harry Johns | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Harry Johns

Thanks to the National Alzheimer's Project Act, we now have a National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. However, without sufficient funds to implement the Plan, we will fail to accomplish its most transformational goal: to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025.

How Online Gaming Could Shed Light On Alzheimer's, Depression, PTSD

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

All those hours you log playing brain teaser games on your phone could be applied to a much greater good. As part of research to uncover cures for som...

'Rates Will Quadruple' And 11 Other Things You Didn't Know About Alzheimer's

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Whatever projections exist for long term healthcare costs, unless we get on top of the Alzheimer's crisis, those projections are likely to be way understated. Due to the near perfect correlation between aging and Alzheimer's, the longevity miracle of the 20th century is yielding a health crisis for the 21st.

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...

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.

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 ...

This Week In Stories That Actually Mattered: February 24-March 1, 2014

Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact

From the Oscars' troubling lack of diversity, to the Syrian refugee crisis, to Uganda's anti-gay law, here is your round-up of this week's stories of ...

More Reason Than Ever to Accelerate Alzheimer's Research

Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science
Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D.

Setting aside for a moment the enormous emotional toll of Alzheimer's, the economics are potentially devastating to most countries where lifespan exceeds 80 years.