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The Rewards of Visiting People With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I arrived for my first half day of volunteering to visit three ladies with Alzheimer's at Brookdale Senior Living's Clare Bridge memory care facility ...

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...

Here's Why You Can't Remember Anyone's Name

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Meeting someone new and remembering their name is no easy feat for the brain. As a new AsapSCIENCE video explains, remembering people's jobs and f...

When Someone You Love No Longer Recognizes You

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 05.15.2015 | 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.

6 Ways To Keep Your Mind Sharp As You Age

Next Avenue | Leslie Kernisan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Leslie Kernisan Want to stay mentally sharp for as long as possible? I certainly do, and I’m guessing you do, ...

A Puppy's Magical Visit to a Memory Care Facility

Marie Marley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I've always heard that pets can reach people with Alzheimer's on a level we cannot. But I was not at all prepared for the profound reaction my little puppy was going to bring about during a recent visit to Ruth, an inveterate dog lover.

33 Self-Improvement Thingees To Read And Then Quickly Forget

M. Blazoned | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
M. Blazoned

Maybe that's what being middle-aged is all about... reaching the tipping point of self-actualization where you are like, "Oh, screw it. This will have to do."

Confessions of a Worn-Out Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Although it was difficult for me to master the new approaches, when I finally did our relationship blossomed again and life with him was much more peaceful and emotionally rewarding.

When Forgetting Is a Blessing

Marie Marley | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People with Alzheimer's disease can become upset and agitated about things that happen to them. And when you, as the caregiver, witness your loved one's anguish, you may become distressed, too -- sometimes more so than your loved one.

When Alzheimer's Patients Make Perfect Sense

Marie Marley | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Many people who have cared for a person with Alzheimer's can tell you shocking stories about their loved ones having moments of total lucidity.

A Generation Without a Past: The Lost Present

Marwa Azab | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Marwa Azab

I wonder who will tell this present when it becomes past? Will future grandparents have a paucity of stories that start with "I remember when I was your age... ?"

Arts And Crafts Activities May Ward Off Dementia

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty

Please, no more snark about midlife knitters, potters and jewelry-making hobbyists. They may be on to something when it comes to staving off dementia ...

Convincing a Loved One With Alzheimer's to Move to a Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

No one wants to place their loved one with Alzheimer's in a nursing facility. But sometimes, that's the best (or only) alternative, especially for those in the mid to late stages of the disease.

Do You Fear Your Loved One May Be Developing Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Some people get lost driving home and end up bewildered and many miles away. Some leave the house in their pajamas and some fail to recognize a close friend or family member.

Living With Alzheimer's: Why Caregivers Should Pay Attention to Mealtime

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

By creating opportunities for the person with memory loss to be independent, you will be providing your loved one with the best possible dining experience -- something you can both be happy about. Bon Appétit!

Potential New Alzheimer's Treatment Fully Restores Memory -- At Least In Mice

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

A team of Australian researchers has come up with a noninvasive ultrasound technology that could restore memory in Alzheimer's patients. In a study...

The Role of Grief on the Journey to Accepting a Loved One's Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

When Ed, my beloved Romanian life partner of 30 years, was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I was devastated. I knew in my heart I'd never be able to...

Is It Dementia Or Normal Aging? Now There's A Tool To Figure It Out

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.19.2015 | Fifty

Beneath the ubiquitous memory-loss jokes that midlifers make, there is a deep concern and fear of dementia. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have develope...

Men Can't Be Blamed For Being Forgetful, New Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty

You may think your husband just has selective memory when he forgets your anniversary (and birthday) but never misses a ball game. But a new study in ...

Try Giving Your Loved One With Alzheimer's a Stuffed Animal

Marie Marley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I had finally found a way to relate to him -- one that was truly satisfying for both of us. I was delighted to see his happiness. When I realized I could bring pleasure to my "new Ed" it was more than enough to make up for the loss of my "old Ed" and our previous relationship.

3 of the Most Difficult Situations Alzheimer's Caregivers May Ever Face

Marie Marley | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

When a loved one doesn't recognize you, it's as though you no longer exist in their world. It can cause searing pain. But ultimately, this is a situation that only hurts you. It typically doesn't bother them. And that's what matters.

Do Crossword Puzzles Really Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Yesterday morning I arrived to visit Angela, one of the three ladies with Alzheimer's I volunteer to visit each week. I found her sitting at her beaut...

The Problem With Being Menopausal In The Workplace

Julie Dargan | Posted 04.25.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Many successful career women are finding themselves somewhat discriminated against in the workplace in their 'middle years' as the symptoms of menopause start to appear. Women find themselves silently suffering symptoms such as hot flushes at work for fear of being stereotyped as 'old.'

Alzheimer's Caregivers: What to Do When Your Spouse Finds a New Love

Marie Marley | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The fact is that sometimes people with Alzheimer's find a new love interest. If this happens to you it will probably be one of the most painful situations you will ever face. It's right up there with your loved one not recognizing you anymore and with engaging hospice care near the end of their life.

Red Wine Compound May Prevent Memory Loss

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.05.2015 | Fifty

A compound found in foods including red wine, grapes, and peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss, according to new research published by a f...