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In Full View: Simple Rules for Living With an Alzheimer's Patient

Ellen Snortland | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

When I see a new bump on my arm, my default reaction is often, "It's cancer!" Similarly, my memory "burps" elicit an "OMG, it's Alzheimer's!" Forget...

What to Say When Your Brain Is Abducted By Aliens

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

I have noticed that, now that I've entered decade #6, my brain is frequently abducted by aliens. As you can imagine, it's very embarrassing when in mid-sentence you suddenly can't think of a word, or can't remember what you were talking about.

At Tribeca: "Aphasia" Warns, "If the Apple Watch Gives You the Heebie-Jeebies Now, Just Wait until 2018!"

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

"The filmmakers respectfully ask the media to not discuss the film's ending" is a sentence included in the press notes for Luke LoCurcio's twelve-minute short "Aphasia."

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Young Woman With Little-Known Condition: Please Don't Talk To Me Like I'm A Child | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

Laura Cobb proves a sense of humor and a resilient attitude can get you through anything. The bright 27-year-old from St. Louis has taken to YouTub...

Is There a Right 'Dose' of Swearing?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It would appear that there is a "dose" of swearing that works best. If you swear too much it reduces its benefit, but if you do not swear at all, you may not have as a high a pain tolerance. Swearing seems to have a protective effect -- to a point.

Science, Engineering, and Innovation (for Everyone)

Robert St. Amant | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science
Robert St. Amant

Chad Ruble's mother had a stroke some years ago and was left with aphasia. Ordinary phone conversation and email pose challenges. Chad built a system that helps his mother "Kinecticate" with her friends and family.

When Her Husband Lost His Language, She Did Something Incredible

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Author Diane Ackerman was on a book tour promoting "An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain" when her husband, Paul West, suffered a massive stroke that radically combusted the alchemy in his own brain.

What My Husband and Gabrielle Giffords Share

Diane Ackerman | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books
Diane Ackerman

When I first learned that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot in the left temple, I felt a fierce pang for her, because I knew only too well what damage to that part of the brain can usher in-- a suite of disabilities, affecting everything from language to locomotion.

Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.