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'Saddest Photo Ever Taken' Captures Elderly Couple's Agonizing Goodbye

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2016 | Fifty

Wolfram Gottschalk and his wife of 62 years, Anita, are pictured weeping together in what may just be one of the saddest photos we’ve ever seen. The...

Remembering My Father Before His Dementia

Elizabeth Smith | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Elizabeth Smith

Photo by cocoparisienne via Pixabay My father is one of the good guys, a true gentleman and an exceptional husband and parent. But there is another p...

Our Short-Sighted Approach To Alzheimer's Funding

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 08.19.2016 | Impact
Lou-Ellen Barkan

Today, with no prevention or cure in sight, the U.S. healthcare system is unprepared to withstand the extraordinary pressure of so many people ill with dementia and needing care. Make no mistake.

Three Controversial Decisions Alzheimer's Caregivers May Need to Make

Marie Marley | Posted 08.19.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

1. Should the Person Stop Driving? Late one evening I was deeply immersed in editing the photographs I'd taken at the Cincinnati Zoo that day when I ...

DHA May Slow Cognitive Decline

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Howard Fillit, MD

While more research is needed to demonstrate the value of routine DHA screening for all seniors, these studies suggest it may play a role in helping slow the progression of very early Alzheimer's disease.

Women Matter

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Trish Vradenburg

At Hadassah's recent National Convention, I had the honor of moderating a panel about gender equity in medicine, including the disparity of sex based ...

Visiting Miss Daisy - A Delightful Lady With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"I've come to visit you, Miss Daisy," I said in a perky tone of voice. "Me?" she exclaimed - smiling, looking up at me, raising her eyebrows and put...

Let's Talk: 6-tips On How to Start A Conversation With Loved Ones About Long-Term Care

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Landers MD,MPH

Co-authored with Tom McInerney, President and CEO of Genworth Financial. When looking into the future, we imagine our loved ones happy and healthy,...

Three Trends In Alzheimer's Research Provide Reason For Hope

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

New treatments for Alzheimer's are on the horizon and the pipeline of drugs in development is more diverse than it's ever been.

My Greatest Regrets as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 08.05.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Being the caregiver for a person with Alzheimer's is a difficult journey to take. I was the caregiver for Dr. Edward Theodoru, my beloved Romanian gen...

When Dementia ISN'T Alzheimer's

Lori Duff | Posted 08.04.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

Last year, at this time, I was contemplating how I was going to move on with my life with just my mom and me. My husband, Rod, had become someone I did not know. I assigned so many reasons to this and none made a lot of sense, but it is what it is, I said to myself. People change.

Why I'm Wishing For An Abundance Of Imagination As I Grow Older

Vicki Tapia | Posted 08.03.2016 | Fifty
Vicki Tapia

I wondered how many times this beautiful young woman might have imagined this moment. The young man bent down on one knee, and from his pocket, pulled out and opened a small box. Gazing upward, he held the box toward her and grasped her hand.

The Special Bond I Share With My Mother Who Has Alzheimer's

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 08.03.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

One evening, several weeks ago, I received a call from the nursing home where my mom has lived for the past three years. One can imagine the uncertainty I felt when I answered the phone.

Lost To Suicide

Mark Liebenow | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

Robin Williams died two years ago in August from suicide. He was dealing with Lewy body dementia that progresses quickly and is marked by depression...

Is Donald Trump Hiding Brain Damage?

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Observers have used all sorts of labels to describe Trump's highly unusual behavior in speeches, interviews, and his now-infamous tweets--like "narcis...

Photographer Captures Uncle's Alzheimer's Journey In Striking Photos

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Fifty

By documenting his uncle’s day-to-day life in photos, one Hawaii man is showing the world what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s. Glenn Nishid...

Presidential Candidates Should Be Tested For Alzheimer's

Dayna Steele | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Dayna Steele

My mother recently passed away after a three-year battle with Alzheimer's. Or should I say, after my horrible battle with Alzheimer's the past three years.

Last Visit

Abby Byrd | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Abby Byrd

I don't want to do this. I consider turning around, going back through the front door. But I promised myself I'd visit. I don't want to have regrets.

Do's And Don'ts For Communicating With Individuals Living With Alzheimer's

Eric J. Hall | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

As Alzheimer's disease progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult for that individual to communicate in the way they once did. This is why caregivers, friends and loved ones need to understand some of the communication "dos" and "don'ts" of talking with someone who has Alzheimer's disease.

In 43 States, More Seniors Die in Car Crashes Than Expected

Dayna Steele | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Dayna Steele

Did this title get your attention? It should. It is never easy to tell any loved one it is time to stop driving, but the numbers in a new Caring.com study show why it is crucial to have that conversation before it is too late.

When Your Mother Can No Longer Remember Your Birthday

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

I will be celebrating my birthday July 12th and I, who never made a big deal about this day, now feel differently. I find it sad that the woman who gave birth to me has no memory of this day, or in fact, any other day. Mom for the last 13 years has been suffering from Alzheimer's.

When Your Loved One With Alzheimer's No Longer Recognizes You

Marie Marley | Posted 07.02.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Most individuals who have a loved one with Alzheimer's dread the day when their loved one may no longer recognize them. Care partners may think that would be the most tragic situation possible. They consider it the disastrous end of their relationship.

MENDing The Alzheimer's Brain

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Alzheimer's Disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that is currently thought to affect nearly 44 million people in the world. In the United St...

4 Tips For Alzheimer's Prevention

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Again, we don't have total control over whether or not dementia develops. But taking care of your brain now can only improve your quality of life today, as well as in the future.

Two Stories from the Frontlines of Millennial Caregiving

Jason Resendez | Posted 06.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

As Alzheimer's and brain awareness month comes to close, I want to highlight two powerful stories connected by trends that deserve our attention: the ...