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Early Onset Dementia

Before I Forget

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.18.2016 | Books
Yvonna Russell

In a new book penned by Barbara Smith and her husband Dan Gasby, Before I Forget the couple share their journey as a caregiver and care recipient. Teamed with Vanity Fair Editor and author Michael Schnayerson, the book is equal parts love story, memoir and manual.

A Waking Dream

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

"Hope is a waking dream," Aristotle once wrote. Anything, indeed, is possible. Yet misplaced hopes prolong the nightmare. There is a bolus of mispla...

Creativity, a Pathway to Hope

New Harbinger | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

"What are you going to do when he is gone?" I don't think my beloved girlfriend expects an answer. Her question floats out on a sigh of concern as ...

This Is What Early Onset Dementia Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty

Jake Heath woke up this morning after having a nightmare that his mother had died. It was one of those all-too-real dreams that prompted him to take a...

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 sp...

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...

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...

The Terrifying Moment My Father Disappeared

Posted 10.22.2012 | Fifty

I heard my mother screaming from upstairs, screaming that she couldn’t find my father. The fact that I hadn’t watched him, that he had escaped the safety of that living room while I slept beside him, shook me.

When Your Mom Forgets Who You Are

Chuck Gomez | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Chuck Gomez

I'll never forget the moment when I realized my mother no longer knew who I was. For every child of a parent with Alzheimer's, that reality is a devastating one. How could she not recognize me?

A Look At Pat Summitt's Condition, Early-Onset Dementia

Posted 04.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Legendary Tennessee Volunteers coach Pat Summitt -- who coached the women's basketball team for nearly four decades and is considered the sport's "win...