I tell him it makes me heart ache that I don't visit that much. And he says he understands and my heart shouldn't feel bad. He says he'll call more when he thinks of me (but not every time he thinks of me because he thinks of me so often and that would be a "Daddy bore").
I'm talking here about the dreaded "N" word -- nursing home. I'm talking about placing your loved one with Alzheimer's in a care facility. Virtually no one wants to do it and few if any people want to go. This will be one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching decisions you, as an Alzheimer's caregiver, will ever have to make.
This new research provides one more compelling argument in favor of expanding Social Security. In addition to its possible impact in reducing or delaying Alzheimer's and other dementia in some seniors, expanding those modest benefits addresses other serious challenges facing our country.
Last Thursday morning my husband phoned me six times within the space of an hour. By the time I noticed the missed calls and contacted him, anxiety ...
Even given the policy analysis failures of Trump's positions, other leading Republican contenders for the presidency are far more clearly referring to mental health as an excuse to dodge gun control rather than develop a functional system.
The plan was to adopt a rescue dog for my dad, one that would serve as a loving companion for him as he grappled with Alzheimer's disease. Something that would ground him as his world fell apart. The trouble was that I needed grounding, too.
I've realized that as our memory fades, photos become anchors to life events. I used photos to help fill in the blanks and to keep memories from evolving into happenings that didn't really happen. I started to live through the camera lens, and didn't enjoy the richness of the actual moment.
Some Republicans, including Congressman Mike Coffman of Aurora, want to ban stem cell research because they consider embryos to be human life, even if the embryos are obtained from fertizilization clinics that would otherwise dispose of them.
I have accepted the reality that, although we are still married, for all practical purposes I am already widowed and must start living a fuller life without Clare. Despite the many tears shed while coming to this decision, I am feeling a lot less stress now.
On the heels of World Alzheimer's Day (Sept. 21), let's pledge to do something about it. Let's learn a lesson from what we are doing in our communities for those with physical disabilities.
This is America's hometown family disease. Until there is a means of prevention and treatment for Alzheimer's, each of us, in our hometowns across the country, should welcome back millions too afraid to come out of the shadows.
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.
Vivek Ramaswamy is in biotech, and a company he's just spun out, Axovant Sciences, is developing a potential medicine for Alzheimer's disease -- a disease that affects the old and app-less. By all counts, Vivek and Axovant are the antitheses of California Cool -- and they're light-years ahead of the there's-an-app-for-that herd.
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.
Does grandma get to see your baby regularly? Grandmothers who take care of their grandchildren once a week, a small study showed, may be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer's.
It is important to remember that early warning signs can include more than just memory loss, and that detection is one of the most powerful tools that people today have against Alzheimer's. We can all dream for a day where there will be a cure for Alzheimer's, but for those of us facing this disease today, paying attention to the warning signs is one of our most powerful tools for success.