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An Adorable Way To Entertain Your Loved One With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 06.26.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It is well known that pets can often reach people with Alzheimer's on a level we cannot. I experienced this first hand with my beloved Romanian soul mate when he had dementia.

Alzheimer's Caregivers - Let Your Loved One Be Right

Marie Marley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Over the course of time many people with Alzheimer's will say things that are nonsense and things that are simply not true. It's often tempting to cor...

The Face of Alzheimer's: A Portrait of Ruth

Marie Marley | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I volunteer to visit some ladies with Alzheimer's at a local memory care facility here in Kansas City. And I receive so much more than I give. I realize I shouldn't have a favorite but I do. Ruth is my favorite.

The First Sign Of Alzheimer's May Not Be What You Think

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Heidi Raschke Most people think of memory loss when they think of Alzheimer’s, but a new study suggests that the ...

My Muddled Memory

Tom Kramer | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

I take vitamins for memory loss... and I'm not sure if they're working. But those 'how-to enhance your memory' books? They definitely don't do it for ...

Alzheimer's Caregivers: When Your Loved One Needs Hospice Care

Marie Marley | Posted 05.21.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The need to involve hospice can be extremely difficult and even depressing. It's common to dwell on dark thoughts of impending death. Some families delay ordering hospice care because it would force them to acknowledge that the end is near and they just can't deal with that.

25 Tips for Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that there are more than 15 million people serving as caregivers to people with Alzheimer's. The Family Caregiver Alliance states that caregivers are at increased risk for declines in physical and mental health. Furthermore, the Alliance states that women experience worse health effects than men.

This Is How Much Fish You Should Eat To Protect Your Memory

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.11.2016 | Fifty

A serving of seafood a week could be the key to preventing the memory loss that occurs with advancing age. A new study, published in the journal Neuro...

How I Want to Be Treated if I Get Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Oftentimes it's difficult to know the best way to interact and communicate with a person who has Alzheimer's. And so I'm going to let people know in a...

People With Alzheimer's May Still Be "There"

Marie Marley | Posted 04.30.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People with Alzheimer's -- especially those in the later stages of the disease -- may stop talking or making other clear attempts to communicate. We think they don't understand what people are saying to them or about them. My experience shows that's not always the case.

Alzheimer's Can't Erase The 70 Years Of Love Between This Couple

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty

A Life in Love from sam maller on Vimeo. Alfred and Sylvia Paley are living proof that true love never ever ends. At 89 and 86, respectively, th...

The Benefits of Stuffed Animals and Doll Babies for People Who Have Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.23.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Stuffed animals and baby dolls can be therapeutic for people who have Alzheimer's, as shown by both anecdotal evidence and research studies. However, some people say this is demeaning and beneath the dignity of the person.

Woman Lovingly Captures Grandpa's Battle Against Dementia

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.20.2016 | Fifty

Only those with loved ones suffering from dementia can truly understand the heartbreak of the memory-robbing disease. One of those loved ones is photo...

Alzheimer's - The Power of Touch

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 04.14.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

I have read that physical touch is one of five ways people communicate and receive emotional love. It is also stated just reaching out and taking some...

10 Things I Have Learned From People Who Have Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.04.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I was a caregiver for my beloved Romanian life partner, Ed, for seven years. Furthermore, I currently volunteer to make weekly visits to three women w...

Is A Life With Alzheimer's A Life Worth Living?

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 04.07.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

As my month-long visit comes to an end, my trips each day to see my mom get harder and harder. I can feel my emotions surfacing, taking over as if I were riding a roller coaster. I awake each morning feeling like I could cry. I feel the pain of leaving her.

3 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

I remain hopeful that researchers will indeed find a cure for memory diseases. But let's not wait for that magic pill. We must do all that we can now to live a brain healthy lifestyle to reduce our risk factors for developing Alzheimer's. Cheers to making good choices!

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting a Person Who Has Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 03.19.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I've made many mistakes over the months. In fact, I'd say I deserved an "F" in visiting, especially in the beginning. I have learned that knowing what to do and actually doing it can be two very different things.

Man Dances With Alzheimer's Grandma, Completely Brightens Her Day

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty

Asked nanny for a dance she can't remember much but she still knows how to move Ashleigh Stoneman Benita Burland Urshula Burland David Grace Hugh Grac...

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

It is not now nor has it ever been these treatments -- no matter the nature or scope of the intervention -- it is the fact that we focus on symptoms without treating the cause. The cause, time and time again, is sleep apnea. We miss it, our most trusted doctors and researchers miss it, and we face interminable suffering and decline when we don't get it right.

Teepa Snow on Planning Activities to Enrich the Lives of People with Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 02.26.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Entertainment and other activities are essential for the well-being of people with Alzheimer's. They can make the difference between a deadly boring day of staring at the floor and a rich sense of purpose and contentedness.

Has Grief Made You Lose Your Mind?

Megan Devine | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Because we don't talk about the reality of grief in our culture, lots of grieving people think they're crazy. When my partner first died, I lost my m...

Brilliant Romanian Scholar Didn't Regret Losing His Mind

Marie Marley | Posted 02.17.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ed Theodoru had been a true Renaissance man, as were many Europeans of his generation, but he stood out among them because his memory was phenomenal. It was his most distinguishing feature. He remembered everything he read, heard or saw. It was that simple.

10 Memory Tips for Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease

Eric J. Hall | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

While there are certain treatments that can slow down the progression of dementia, one of the many things that individuals with Alzheimer's can do is to start implementing a few strategies that will help them with their memory.

How to Survive Being an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I was an Alzheimer's caregiver for seven years. I was not prepared for the mental and physical demands of caring for someone with dementia. As time pa...