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Genetic Hand-Me-Downs

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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...

A Place Called Pluto

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

Anyone who doesn't think they are going to die some day, please raise your right hand. Death comes to all. In the natural we have little rule over ti...

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 We Need the Humanities to Improve Health Care

Eric J. Hall | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

When Dan Cohen founded Music and Memory in 2006, he had a simple idea: Someday, if he ended up in a nursing home, he wanted to be able to listen to his favorite '60s music. Well, his brainstorm paid off, not only for Cohen but for scores of others.

Alzheimer's Toll Continues to Rise as Research Reveals Startling New Facts on the Disease's Death Rate

Eric J. Hall | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

A new study has revealed that there are more uncounted victims of Alzheimer's disease than previously expected.

How to Care for the Alzheimer's Caregiver in Your Life

Eric J. Hall | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact
Eric J. Hall

For the millions of people from all over the globe that are dealing with Alzheimer's disease, the family and friends that act as their caregivers are ...

6 Life Lessons Dementia Can Teach Us

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

It does not matter how much money we make or have. Eventually, we all end up without the ability to enjoy or miss those things we used to cling to.

Approaching the Holiday Season as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

You shouldn't abandon family traditions or change everything about the holiday experience because your loved one has Alzheimer's disease; instead, you should keep your traditions alive and make sure that you cherish the memories you have with them during this special time of year.

What Chaplains Can Learn From David Hilfiker

Eric J. Hall | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

David Hilfiker decided to come out of the closet last year -- the Alzheimer's closet, that is. Rather than keep his condition to himself out of embarrassment or fear, Hilfiker has been writing a daily journal and blogging about it in an effort to help others learn how to cope with the disease.

Ways To Prevent Alzheimer's, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Is there a way to protect yourself against Alzheimer's disease? Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman suggested keeping your brain act...

7 Foods That Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 02.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Keep Your Brain Healthy The best thing you can do to keep your brain working the way you want it to: exercise, and...

Goodbye, Dad

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.22.2013 | Fifty
Douglas Forbes

My Dad will never know my daughter. And that breaks me in two. He will never speak her name. He will never hold her tiny digits. He will never cry for joy at her mere presence in a room. And yet he is still here. He is alive.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Health Concerns Increase

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices

"Cien años de soledad" ("One Hundred Years Of Solitude") took us to beautifully imaginary places where extraordinary things happened. In a tangled se...

Contre Alzheimer, un tournant décisif : FKBP52

Etienne-Emile Baulieu | Posted 03.24.2012 | France
Etienne-Emile Baulieu

Dans ma vie de médecin qui fait de la science, je ressens une nouvelle fois l'excitation d'espérer par mon travail soulager une des plaies de la vie de mes contemporains.

Does Adiponectin Cause Or Prevent Alzheimer's Dementia?

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

It might very well be the case that adequate adiponectin activity may help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's. However, resistance to the hormone may prevent the body from benefitting from the those effects. Further research is needed to resolve this new puzzle.

Could This Be The Key To A Healthy Brain?

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

My wife's 103-year-old grandmother lived in a third floor walk-up apartment in New York City. The exercise she got on those stairs and errands may not only have protected her heart so she could live past 100, it may also have protected her brain.

Medical Innovation and Shortening the Long Goodbye

John Horton | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
John Horton

Today, too many families face President Reagan's "long goodbye" -- and too many Alzheimers' victims know, even as the disease begins to rob them of their memories, of the pain their families will face.

How to Respond to a Person With Dementia Who Is Angry

John Zeisel, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living
John Zeisel, Ph.D.

Sometimes it is fairly easy to figure out what is going on. Sometimes it may seem impossible. But there is always a reason -- a reason other than, "It's the dementia."

Alzheimer's Greatest Myth Debunked (VIDEO)

Big Think | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Gary Small, professor of Psychiatry and Aging at the UCLA School of Medicine, says that perhaps the biggest misconception about Alzheimer's is that th...

Dementia: A Tragic Fate for My Father

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

My father was a decent, hardworking family man, and he did not deserve the fate of dementia that he suffered. But, in all honesty, not the worst of us does.

Alzheimer's Disease: Is Our Health Care System Ready?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Not enough attention seems focused on ensuring health care systems' preparedness to deal with cognitive health issues -- with Alzheimer's Disease as the most dramatic example.