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Alzheimers Stages

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 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.