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The Secret Art of Coping With Alzheimer's

Sally P. Flack | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Sally P. Flack

Could there be an art to helping a loved one who is stricken with this horrible disease?

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...

The Unexpected Face of Alzheimer's

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Lou-Ellen Barkan

The more active our community becomes, the more visible we are and the stronger our voice, the harder it will be for elected officials, policy makers, corporate America and the voters to ignore us.

Diabetes Drug May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty

By Ransdell Pierson July 14 (Reuters) - A large German study is the latest clinical trial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment fo...

Memory Is Everything -- Until You Lose It

Greg O'Brien | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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...

My Father's Battle with Alzheimers

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

I knew my father was following a typical Alzheimer's course. After more than 35 years of geriatric medical practice, I have watched this devastating disease unfold in similar ways for thousands of patients. But watching my father's mind deteriorate was uniquely painful.

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.

How My Granddad's Disease Makes My Heart Stronger

Laura McCarter | Posted 07.27.2014 | Teen
Laura McCarter

In my mind I compare it to people walking through a forest as the sky gets dark: they just need a flashlight to help find their path. In my mind that is what my family members and I are doing; we're flashlights guiding my granddad through everyday tasks.

Scientists Say Antidepressant May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, any breakthrough in the Alzheimer's arena is a welcome one ...

'Rates Will Quadruple' And 11 Other Things You Didn't Know About Alzheimer's

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Whatever projections exist for long term healthcare costs, unless we get on top of the Alzheimer's crisis, those projections are likely to be way understated. Due to the near perfect correlation between aging and Alzheimer's, the longevity miracle of the 20th century is yielding a health crisis for the 21st.

Landmark Alzheimer's Study Pinpoints Protein That Protects Aging Brain

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty

The conundrum has stumped doctors for years. Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's affect only the elderly? Why do some people live to...

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 ...

Precautions and Care Tips for Alzheimer's Patients During Cold Weather

Eric J. Hall | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

While most people face certain weather-related challenges during the winter when going about their everyday lives, for those with Alzheimer's disease, the complications can be even more severe.

'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.

This Vitamin May Actually Slow Alzheimer's Progression

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter ...

10 Things Caregiving Taught Me in 2013

Nick Norton | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Norton

Hopefully these 10 things I learned from caregiving can help you be more prepared to enter 2014. The sorrow I've seen being around Alzheimer's really has shown me how interconnected we all are.

How to Keep an Eye Out for Signs of Alzheimer's During the Holidays

Eric J. Hall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

There is more family time spent during the holiday than during any other time of the year. Also, many times, if you have gone without seeing a loved one for several months, it can be easier to notice some of the signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Zen and the Art of Alzheimer's

Mary McLaughlin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary McLaughlin

I expect to introduce myself repeatedly to my father this Christmas. I only hope that each time I do, he finds that he is pleased to meet me.

What's It Like to Care for Someone Close to You With Alzheimers?

Quora | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

I knew right away that something was different. When her personality started to change I couldn't understand why.

Giving Thanks for the Service of Alzheimer's Caregivers This Holiday Season

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

This holiday season spend time to not only give thanks for the friends and family around you but for the Alzheimer's caregivers that help keep these loved ones happy and healthy during this most wonderful time of the year.

Heal Alzheimer's Disease With Art

Michael Samuels, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Samuels, M.D.

Anyone can use the healing power of art to reach a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease. The results can be astonishing.

Thanksgiving Thoughts on Long-Term Care Costs

Terry Savage | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Terry Savage

November is Long Term Care Awareness month. And unless you have a parent who requires home care, or care in assisted living or a nursing home, you will probably stop reading here -- and whisper a silent prayer that it doesn't happen to you or your loved ones. That's not a good strategy.

Alzheimer's May Be Detected 5 Years Before Symptoms Start

Posted 10.17.2013 | Fifty

Doctors may be able to predict if you'll develop Alzheimer's even before the early symptoms start, giving you a fighting chance against the disease. R...

How To Confront A 21st Century Epidemic

Paul Hogan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Paul Hogan

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia can be a sad, lonely and often frustrating struggle. It could be Mom or Dad, or a grandparent or beloved uncle, who begins to lose his or her grip on the world. They may speak and act strangely, forget familiar names and people, wander or get lost, regress to their childhood, or withdraw fully into themselves.