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'Invisible' Purple Communities

Mary McDaniel Cail | Posted 08.28.2014 | Fifty
Mary McDaniel Cail

What a different world it would be for people whose lives have been upended by Alzheimer's disease if they felt the support of everyone, friends and strangers alike.

5 Tips for Surviving Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Late one evening I was deeply immersed in writing a short story when I was startled by the phone ringing. Must be Ed I thought. But it wasn't. It wa...

Desperate for Alzheimer's Caregiving Information? Go to Alz.org

Marie Marley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Need information and advice about wandering? Agitation? Hallucinations? Incontinence? Go to Alz.org. Need help finding an assisted living facility in your community? Yes. Go to Alz.org. Would you like to enroll your loved on in a clinical trial? Alz.org has an online feature to help you find one.

Making a Difference in the World of Giving: The Summer-Athon Season

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Some might say it is too late to participate but I would counter with that now is the perfect time for you to get involved and be Making A Difference!

Worried About Your Memory? Here's When To Go To The Doctor

Marie Marley | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Anna is concerned about her memory. It seems she's having a lot of 'senior moments' lately. She often misplaces her keys and has trouble remembering the names of people to whom she's been introduced. She can't help but worry it could be something more serious. In fact, she is nearly paralyzed by the fear that she may be developing Alzheimer's.

How You Can Help Someone Who Is an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

These people desperately need all the assistance they can get. It will help them preserve their own well-being. It will also help them improve their caregiving since no one can be a good caregiver if they're burned out all the time.

James Thilman

Experience The Healing Power Of Music With 'Alive Inside'

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment

Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett had planned to film Dan Cohen, a social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, for a singl...

Smart Ways To Beat The Stress Of Alzheimer's Caregiving

Marie Marley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Bethany's mother has Alzheimer's and Bethany is the primary caregiver. In fact she's the only caregiver. She's on duty 24/7 and, after three years in this role she often feels physically and mentally exhausted. If only she had some time to herself. She used to love photography but hasn't had time for that since before her mother got sick.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: 5 Tips for Dealing With Family Conflict

Marie Marley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Having a family member with Alzheimer's disease is a stressful situation for everyone involved. The conflict typically affects the primary caregiver more than other family members.

How to Convince a Loved One With Alzheimer's Symptoms to Go to the Doctor

Marie Marley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It's critical for everyone involved to overcome their denial and take the first difficult step of consulting a physician about the symptoms. Some people think there's no reason to seek a diagnosis because there's no cure for the disease. Yet it's is important for several reasons.

We Have Done It Before, and We Must Do It Again

Harry Johns | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Harry Johns

Thanks to the National Alzheimer's Project Act, we now have a National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. However, without sufficient funds to implement the Plan, we will fail to accomplish its most transformational goal: to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025.

A Message of Hope

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

After 47 years of marriage, five children and 14 grandchildren, my husband, Marc, lost his beloved wife to Alzheimer's. Phyllis's illness spanned 10 cruel, heart wrenching years during which Marc was her soul caregiver.

A Tragic Diagnosis Hasn't Shaken This Marriage

Marie Marley | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

When I received the diagnosis I cried much of the time. I lost weight. I didn't want to tell anyone about it. I kept wondering -- why me? I felt like an impaired person. I had spent all my life helping other people and here I was needing so much help myself.

Nonprofit Fundraising Is Not Enough: Government Needs to Fund More Research for Alzheimer's

Shar McBee | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Do you plan to live to 85? If you do, there's a 1 in 3 chance you'll have Alzheimer's. Here's the bad news: There is no cure.

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your 'Senior Moments'

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Everyone, at any age, forgets. Your senior moment may be no different than the junior moments you've had your whole life.

Alzheimer's: Now Is the Time to Find a Cure

James Keach | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty
James Keach

Now is the time. The end of Alzheimer's starts with all of us.

'Grandma Doesn't Know My Name!' Helping Your Child Cope with Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 08.08.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Children can be deeply affected when a beloved grandparent develops Alzheimer's disease. Although each child reacts differently, there are some common fears. Here's how to address them.

Nina Garcia and Reed Krakoff Host a Shopping Fete for the Alzheimer's Association

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

On a balmy summer evening, Nina Garcia invited her fashion and charitable-minded friends to an intimate shopping and champagne event. The purpose? To build buzz for the Alzheimer's Association's annual Rita Hayworth Gala

WATCH: Is This Alzheimer's Ad Out Of Line?

Posted 04.18.2012 | Health News

Critics are divided over a new Alzheimer's awareness TV ad that shows a grandson taking advantage of his grandmother's memory loss, CBS News reports. ...

Top 10 Nonprofits To Work For (STUDY)

Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact

According to a new study, employees of nonprofits are happy to be there. But who's the happiest? The Nonprofit Times 2012 Best Nonprofits to Wo...

Creative Entertainment for People With Early- and Mid-Stage Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

All people with Alzheimer's and other dementias need to have entertainment. It's essential to their overall wellbeing. The key to success in providing entertainment is to find activities appropriate for the person's stage of the disease.

Alzheimer's Can't Wait

Harry Johns | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Harry Johns

Alzheimer's can't wait. Not any longer. Everyone who has been touched by this disease knows its terrible effects. All of those families are waiting for the next steps of the NAPA process, starting with the president's budget.

Connecting With Alzheimer's Patients -- Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease

Marie Marley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

There are four activities that can typically reach persons at all stages of Alzheimer's disease. Being visited by a child is one of them, as young Max discovered. Others include having a visit from a pet, listening to or playing music and observing or creating artwork.

Does Alcohol Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

I have always been a lightweight when it comes to drinking. One of my college roommates speculated that I might be afflicted with some type of anti-social disease that made me allergic to alcohol. It turns out that this "affliction" may have been protecting my brain from Alzheimer's.

Blondes vs. Brunettes Face Off For Football Fundraiser (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's time again for women of varying hair colors to play Powder Puff football and raise money for a worthy cause. This Saturday marks...