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Living With Alzheimers

What Life Is Really Like For A Famed Restaurateur Battling Alzheimer's

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.09.2015 | OWN

"Hey, honey, you'll never guess what happened... I forgot I had Alzheimer's!" That's what the good-natured B. Smith once said to her husband of 23 yea...

A Song for the Alzheimer's Journey

Deborah Swiss | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Swiss

Alzheimer's caregiving is the toughest job I've ever known but it also vividly distills what's really important in life. For five and a half years, I cared for my mother, Peg Swiss, as advanced Alzheimer's tightened its grip on her brain.

Are You One of 44 Million in the World Suffering Alzheimer's?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Christopher Burgess

Alzheimer's is taking its toll on the global population, and the statistics are startling. How many people worldwide have Alzheimer's? Amazingly more than 44 million individuals worldwide have Alzheimer's, with Western Europe and the United States (US) providing the bulk of the cases.

When Someone You Love No Longer Recognizes You

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 05.15.2016 | Fifty
Skylar Liberty Rose

Most of us can't begin to imagine a time when our minds might betray us, when our thoughts may stay frozen, unable to make the journey from our brain to our tongue. Unuttered sentences. Lost syllables. The coldness of a silence that imposes itself without want nor welcome.

An Honest And Painfully Beautiful Love Story In The Midst Of Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Weddings

Filmmaker Banker White moved back to the Boston area after his mother Pam was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 at the age of 6...

The Longest Day

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

Since the day I sensed something was terribly wrong, my investigative reporting instincts have compelled me to document my experience, to compile a blueprint of strategies, faith and humor, a day-to-day focus on living with Alzheimer's, not dying with it -- a hope that all is not lost when it appears to be.

'I Feel Like A Frightened 10-Year-Old Boy Looked After By A Babysitter He Doesn't Know'

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Fifty
Edward M. Weinman

'Shitwa!' The word was a polite way to curse so as not to teach her 12 children epithets that they might repeat in school or in a public place, like a grocery store. Yes, my mother had 12 kids.

An Alzheimer's Diagnosis Isn't The End

John Zeisel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home
John Zeisel, Ph.D.

We can hope for a reduction of the public stigma surrounding Alzheimer's so that those living with dementia are not isolated either at home and in institutions by our fears and theirs.

Accepting Life With Dementia

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

What we expect and want for ourselves changes over time. That is the fundamental insight of developmental psychology. When I was a child, being a child seemed right. What will feel right when I am very old?