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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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