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Alzheimers Disease

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.

Caring for My Mom in the Latter Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

When the sun came up, Mummy had rallied and would live another day, and then another and another. Today, she smiled a little and perhaps she knew I was her daughter.

Alzheimer's Disease Is Devastating to the Entire Family

Neale Godfrey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Neale Godfrey

If you don't have a family member who has been stricken with Alzheimer's disease, the odds are good that you know someone or some family that has been.

Why 'Bother' to Find Out if You Have Alzheimer's Disease?

Carol Steinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Steinberg

Just like we "bother" to diagnosis cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS and other illnesses with or without effective treatments, it's time to "bother" with Alzheimer's disease.

Playing for Prevention: Alzheimer's and Keeping the Mind Sharp

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Although Alzheimer's is at least partially genetic, there is plenty we can do to keep our minds sharper. The technology we depend upon to keep our lives together, however, only seems to make us more scattered.

Can We Prevent Alzheimer's? November Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

If we can target our adults with mild cognitive impairment -- forgetting phone numbers, where you put the keys, birthdays, anniversaries, and appointments -- we may have a real chance of preventing the slow decline into a world of dementia.

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.

Alzheimer's Patient Missing After Release From Jail

Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty

Frantic family members are searching for Mike Farrell, a 75-year-old California man who was released from Los Angeles County Jail early Tuesday mornin...

Can Sleep Prevent Alzheimer's?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We all know that eating well and exercising can help your brain function, but new research suggests that how much you s...

Keeping Your Heart and Brain Healthy: The Prevention of Heart Disease and Alzheimer's

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

As we wait for the research to unfold, clearly more dollars need to be allocated to the world of Alzheimer's. In the meantime, we can say one thing with confidence: Watch what you eat very carefully, for the sake of your heart as well as your brain.

Find Your Anchor: Alzheimer's Support Groups Are Empowering

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

For any caregiver who has felt that they needed their anchor, and motivation, to push through challenging times, the following are five benefits of attending a support group.

Alzheimer's Disease and Eating: How This Condition May Impact Your Loved One's Eating Habits

Eric J. Hall | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Eating problems are not uncommon to those with Alzheimer's disease, but by taking the time to get to the root of the issue, you may be able to make sure that this individual is getting the food and nourishment that they need to be their healthiest.

WATCH: Alzheimer's Progression In Animation

Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty

Finding out a loved one has Alzheimer's disease can come as a shock and create more questions than answers. For caregivers, it's important to know how...

Are Your Blood Pressure Pills Also Protecting Your Mind?

Posted 10.17.2013 | Fifty

Thank your lucky pills if you have high blood pressure. Certain medications for hypertension may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's. ...

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.

Poison Or Medicine?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

When it comes to heart disease risk, caffeinated coffee can actually be a "poison" for one person. And a "medicine" for another. It all depends on one little gene.

An Alzheimer's Patient's Gift To My Children

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

While my husband was on a yearlong deployment, I arranged for our three boys to have dinner with a different person in the community each week. But the dinner that changed our lives, the one we will never forget, wasn't planned, and it included an elderly couple whose names the larger world would never know.

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.

Bring Us One Step Closer to Ending Alzheimer's

Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.

With multiple trials taking place simultaneously, this mean we need hundreds of thousands of people start this research without delay. We as scientists provide the science and the ideas, but we can't do anything without the help of people invested in this research to commit.

Carol Burnett Takes On New Role To Raise Money For Alzheimer's

Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

Carol Burnett joins a cast of Hollywood stars in Los Angeles on Sept. 25 for a special ensemble reading of Act 1 of "Surviving Grace," an original pla...

Understanding Dementia: What to Expect With Sundowning

Eric J. Hall | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Sundowning is one of the many side effects of dementia that experts have yet to fully understand. However, many professionals believe that dementia may cause damage to the body's internal clock, which is why sundowning is so common.

G8: Leading a Global Response to Alzheimer's

George Vradenburg | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

Prime Minister Cameron should be applauded for his commitment to develop a global response to address Alzheimer's disease.

Foreign Studies Show Decline In Dementia

Hilary Young | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Three foreign studies were released recently that seem to suggest that rates of dementia are decreasing and will continue to decrease over time

Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Patients

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Sitting and listening to music together can provide a way for you and your dad to connect and bond with your mom, even after she stops recognizing your names and faces.