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Dementia Symptoms

How Oprah's Face Can Help With Early Dementia

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Trouble recalling names is a common sign of old age. And now a new study suggests that simple tests measuring one's ability to recognize and name famo...

This May Be The Earliest Sign Of Dementia

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty

BOSTON -- Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. Noticing you have had a decline beyond...

The Healing Power of a Smile -- Moments With Dementia

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Our mother had just been dropped off from her Friday outing with her Dementia day care buddies. The setting sun glowed around her and my brother and I were struck by how beautiful she looked.

How to Tell If a Loved One Has Dementia

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

If you find yourself faced with these 10 signs of dementia, please get help for your loved one. And seek help for yourself too, so that you can deal with your loved one's illness effectively.

Overnight Dementia 'Camp' Allows Caregivers Rest

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty

NEW YORK — Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting ...

What Can We Do To Detect Dementia Earlier?

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 02.07.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Alexis McKenzie's mother had mild dementia, but things sounded OK when she phoned home: Dad was with her, finishing his wife's sentences...

Dementia: A Silent Crisis That May Bankrupt America

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

Unless we research and fund ways to treat and prevent neurodegenerative diseases, the Baby Boomers will become a huge burden upon taxpayers and families alike, devastating the young financially even as they themselves are destroyed from within.

How Non-Drug Treatments Can Work For Alzheimer's

Mary S. Mittelman, Dr.P.H. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary S. Mittelman, Dr.P.H.

Treatments such as personal counseling and occupational therapy-based strategies support families and teach them the skills they need to protect their own health and cope with the demands of caregiving for those with dementia.

Omega-3 Pills Fail To Work In Alzheimer's Patients

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — Omega-3 pills promoted as boosting memory didn't slow mental and physical decline in older patients with Alzheimer's disease, a big disapp...