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Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer's Caregivers: Try a Walk to Help Reduce Stress and Benefit Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Caregivers need to find ways to decrease their stress levels in order to remain physically healthy and maintain their emotional welfare. Getting outdoors and taking a walk every day can be a great way to reduce stress.

Gene Mutation Doubles Alzheimer's Risk In African Americans: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Black Voices

* Gene explains only part of Alzheimer's risk * Findings need to be confirmed * Results show potential link with cholest...

Are We Finally On The Road To Preventing Alzheimer's?

Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.

This grassroots movement is only getting started. With your help, we can increase momentum in the fight to end Alzheimer's.

When Dealing With a Very Sick Spouse, Bravery Is Essential

Judy Towne Jennings | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Towne Jennings

I encourage all spouses to seek answers. When we know what we are dealing with, we have the opportunity to create an adventure, rather than succumb to a disaster. Be brave. The life of your loved one depends on it.

Mysterious DNA Breaks Linked To Thinking, Learning, Memory

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/25/2013 07:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Brain activity from experiences as common as exploring...

Who Says People With Alzheimer's Can't Remember?

Marie Marley | Posted 03.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Marie Marley

Sometimes Alzheimer's patients who can't even recall whether they had lunch -- let alone what they ate -- can remember the melodies of songs from their youth and young adult years. Anyone who has observed a sing-along in a nursing home has seen this.

FDA Needs New Standards for Studying Alzheimer's Drugs

Tia Powell | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Tia Powell

In the end, it may turn out that attacking today's biomarkers may not prevent Alzheimer's. The answer, though, won't be known unless the FDA revises its rules, a gamble we may want to take given the alternative.

Alzheimer's Study Reveals 1 In 3 Seniors Are Dying With Dementia

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the m...

Green Tea: Alzheimer's Fighter?

Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser for Everyday Health Finding ways to slow the growth of the amyloid peptide, or plaque, in Alzheimer's patients' brains is one o...

Caregiving Conversation Between Your Heart and Your Head

Sherri Snelling | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

As a caregiver, you use your heart to provide compassionate comfort and support to a loved one. Now use your head -- if you become ill or too exhausted to continue to care, what will become of your loved one and of you?

7 Foods That Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

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

SPECIAL FROM 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.

Exercise Your Body and Mind: Can We Avoid a Looming Health Crisis?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While cardio respiratory fitness has not yet been proven to have a direct effect on halting the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, if a causal connection is found it would have a huge impact on our aging population, as well as the health of our economy.

The Stunning Promise My Sisters And I Made To Each Other

MORE Magazine | Posted 02.15.2013 | Fifty

In the February issue of "More" magazine, blogger Lee Woodruff wrote about a stunning suicide pact she made with her sisters. The story begins below. ...

Valentine's Day With My Husband, an Alzheimer's Patient

Linda Buytendorp | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty
Linda Buytendorp

My biggest fear is knowing that one day, he will no longer remember my name or who I am. I do all I can to prepare for this moment, but I know, when that time comes, it will be the worst day of my life.

Valentine's Day: The Perfect Day to Show Your Love to Someone with Alzheimer's Disease

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

One of the most basic human needs is to feel loved, and Valentine's Day presents the perfect opportunity for caregivers to meet this need for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.

To Know or Not to Know?

Nathan Risinger | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nathan Risinger

We often equate knowledge with power: The more we know, the better we are able to make decisions. Unfortunately, there are cases where ignorance really may be bliss, and Alzheimer's isn't the only one.

Is My Memory Loss Normal? The Difference Between Forgetfulness and Early Onset Dementia

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

My car was gone. I stood stunned for a minute, knowing there had to be a reasonable explanation -- just one that had escaped my mind.

Is A Brain Zap The Solution To Alzheimer's?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.22.2013 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memor...

Finally, Some Good News About Alzheimer's? (STUDY)

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty

Researchers at Utah State University have discovered that the progression of decline in brain functioning among Alzheimer's patients may be dramatical...

Soul Singer Diagnosed With Brain Disease

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told the BBC in a recent interview t...

Make Brain Fitness One of Your New Year's Resolutions

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

No matter your age, these simple tips will help maintain and improve your brain health, and may even help delay or slow the progression of memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

3 Myths to Dispel About the Brain

The Chopra Well | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

As it turns out, we have more of a say in the strength and resilience of our brains than we may have thought. Here are three myths to dispel before we can harness the power of our "super brains."

New Hope For Alzheimer's Patients

Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty

A diabetes drug that never made it to the market could possibly restore memory for those affected by Alzheimer's, a new study found. How is diabete...

Surviving the Holidays As an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Balance is the key to getting through the holidays without drowning your sorrows in eggnog. It's not always easy but with a little creativity and a few adjustments, you can lessen your loved one's stress levels without losing your own quality of life.