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Early Onset Alzheimers

The Real 'Still Alice' (Except This One Wears Trousers)

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Trish Vradenburg

An investigative reporter by profession, he began taking copious notes about his arduous trek into his mind, riddled with Alzheimer's. Thus began O'Brien's chronicle which resulted in his heartbreaking, defiant, profound book, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's.

The Color Yellow

Greg O'Brien | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My mother, Virginia, loved yellow -- the color of the mind and the intellect, the third chakra in the solar plexus, representing personal power and ...

Punch Line: Delivering the Difficult News

Greg O'Brien | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

I had to tell my children that I was just diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a demon of a disease that had taken their maternal grandfather and grandmother. I learned early on in journalism that if you don't tell your story, someone else will tell it for you.

Early Onset Alzheimer's: A Daughter's POV

Melissa Taylor | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Melissa Taylor

Although I mourn the loss of my mother every day while she is still right in front of me, one thing keeps me holding on: she may not be able to express herself through the right words or call me by my name, I believe that she knows, deep down, that I will forever be her Melissa.

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...

The Lesson of the Dandelion

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

The best of runners in life have partners. My prayer is that we partner up from Capitol Hill to California to make Alzheimer's a fading memory.

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...

Why Mexican-Americans Are Predisposed To Early Alzheimer's Disease

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Early memory issues known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), commonly seen among Mexican Americans, may predispose them to Alzheimer’s disease almo...

WATCH: Living With Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty

A former prison chaplain, Ron Grant, 60, used to read constantly. "I have several degrees... I had to read books all the time," Grant told Huff Post L...

Pat XO

Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Sports
Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters

Pat Summitt is a pioneer in women's sports, and as much as she was feared on the court, she was loved off of it.

WATCH: Man With Alzheimer's 'Death Sentence' Shares Moving Outlook On Life

The Huffington Post | Celeste Owen-Jones | Posted 11.30.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Early-onset Alzheimer's afflicts people under 65 and accounts for less than 10% of cases....

'Ice Cream in the Cupboard: A True Story of Early Onset Alzheimer's'

Marie Marley | Posted 01.26.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ice Cream in the Cupboard is a moving Alzheimer's memoir that tells the powerful story of Pat Moffett and his wife, Carmen, who developed Alzheimer' at the age of 53 -- dispelling the commonly held belief that Alzheimer's strikes only the elderly.

A Revolutionary Storytelling Machine to Fight Alzheimer's, Connect Generations

Matthew Ross Smith | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Matthew Ross Smith

My goal is to shake 10,000 hands in 100 days. For anyone who will take 30 seconds to talk to me, I'll offer a self-addressed, pre-stamped postcard with instructions to share a single memory -- "a story you don't want to be forgotten" and mail it back to me.