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Dealing With Alzheimers

Let's Rethink Alzheimer's

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Perlmutter, M.D.

We should reconsider our thought process on what underlies Alzheimer's, especially as it relates to the role of beta-amyloid. Remember, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

How To Build Meaningful Relationships In Spite Of Dementia

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Being the caregiver for someone you love who is gradually losing mental capacities is about as tough as it gets in human life outside of wars, disasters and profound poverty.

Remembering My Dad Before Alzheimer's

Susan J. Cobb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan J. Cobb

Did I mistake his waning passion for mellowing, instead of recognizing the black hole where there was no one there? I have no question about one thing: Alzheimer's sucks.

Tips For Visiting Loved Ones With Memory Loss This Holiday Season

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Understandably, visits with loved ones who have memory loss can be stressful and intimidating. Some friends and family members fear that their loved one won't remember them, worry about saying the wrong thing.

12 Strategies to Boost Brain Health (PHOTOS)

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

One of three Americans over age 80 develops Alzheimer's. Patients often ask me what can be done to keep the brain healthy. I've created a list of what's important in maintaining brain health.

Why They Call Alzheimer's 'The Long Goodbye'

Fawn Germer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fawn Germer

Alzheimer's Disease is a cruel insult to anyone who suffers its indignity. This is the last, lingering chapter in a story that began with my mom's paralyzing stroke 19 years ago.

When There are No Words

Fawn Germer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fawn Germer

My mother has had Alzheimer's Disease for eight years. At least. She is 83 and living in a nursing home, fed through a stomach tube.