Dementia

Opinion: Fighting Alzheimers is your problem. If not yet, it will be

They call us the Children of Alzheimer.<p>I am one, and so perhaps are you. If Alzheimer’s disease has not yet struck your family, it still might. …

Alzheimer's Disease

Nobody likes to admit being lonely, but you should

Loneliness is upsetting, unwanted and often misunderstood. It's also something we don't talk about enough.<p>Fear of being stigmatized prevents many from even admitting an issue. And that can prove deadly.<p>“Nobody wants to say, ‘Hey, I’m lonely,’” says Charlotte Yeh, chief medical officer of AARP …

Alzheimer's Disease

Who will take care of your ailing parent while you are on vacation? Here's your answer

The Mehta family says that caregiver Pandurang Ghote (right) and 87-year-old Kheemraj have developed a father-son relationship. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar<br>On …

Family

8 True Benefits of Drinking Coffee You Didn't Know About

If you’ve been wondering what all that coffee is doing to you, cheer up. A recent review of data completed at Gill Heart Institute in Kentucky …

Alzheimer's Disease

E-cigarette restrictions to be eased under bill by San Diego's 'Vaping Congressman'

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a prominent advocate of using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, has introduced legislation to ease impending federal …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why forgetting is the brain's way of protecting us - unless disease or trauma interrupt the process

We define our lives, it seems, not by how much of it we remember, but by how much we forget. Bit by bit, scientists are uncovering the mysteries of …

Alzheimer's Disease

How To Cope With A Mentally Ill Parent

A few years ago, Robert’s 89-year-old mother rolled out her home’s blueprints on the dining room table and traced her finger along the floor plan’s wall symbols.<p>“People are hiding in there,” Mary told her son. “They come out at night and try to get me.” By that point, Mary’s dementia-related …

Alzheimer's Disease

Missing man with Alzheimer's found safe, Dallas police say | Missing Person

<i>Updated at 8:45 a.m. Saturday: Edward Aussicker has been located and is safe, police said.</i><p><i>Original post:</i><p>Dallas police are asking for the public's …

Alzheimer's Disease

I've Quit Drinking Soda After Reading These 2 Scientific Studies (Though Not for the Reason You'd Think)

Regular or diet, it just doesn't matter.<p>Until a week or so ago, I drank soda. I was grabbing a can a day from the fridge at work-- sometimes two (mostly diet). Then I read the studies cited below, and I flat-out quit. Cold turkey, 100 percent.<p>Americans still drink a lot of soft drinks. Many of us …

Alzheimer's Disease

Simple steps to help people with dementia lead better lives

Alzheimer's disease has an unusual distinction: It's the illness that Americans fear most -- more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.<p>The rhetoric surrounding Alzheimer's reflects this. People "fade away" and are tragically "robbed of their identities" as this incurable condition progresses, we're …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Simple Test Could Help Predict Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

It all has to do with your ability to spot subtle differences in images.<p>Believe it or not, clues about your risk of Alzheimer's disease might be …

Alzheimer's Disease

4 stupidly easy ways to max out your nutrition

1. Wake up early<p>People who typically wake up earlier make more balanced and healthier choices throughout the day compared with night owls, who eat …

Alzheimer's Disease

When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia?

If you didn’t know better, you’d think Alzheimer’s disease is the plot of a bad horror movie: A creeping silent killer steals your memories, distorts …

Alzheimer's Disease

Elderly couple die within minutes of each other while holding hands after 69 years of marriage

An elderly couple’s beautiful love story has sadly come to an end after they passed away side by side after 69 years of marriage.<p>Isaac Vatkin, 91, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Defying dementia: Live better for longer after a diagnosis

THERE are a few drugs to treat the confusion caused by dementia. Some can, for a limited time, help improve memory. But there aren’t yet drugs that …

Health

Davina McCall opens up about her fear of developing early onset Alzheimer's

Her father is battling the disease.<p>Davina McCall has spoken candidly about her fear of developing early onset Alzheimer's disease, as she approaches …

Health

What's Worrying Me About Biogen

<b>Biogen Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: BIIB) recently reported its first-quarter financial results, and while the company remains the market share leader in multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment, there are signs that its dominance could be waning.<p>An increasingly competitive market<p>MS is a central nervous system disorder …

Alzheimer's Disease

“I miss her hugely”: Heartbreaking first words in months of dementia-suffering husband after 'sensing' wife had died

A devoted husband living with dementia spoke for the first time in months to say he missed his wife, after he ‘sensed’ she had died.<p>Alzheimer’s …

Love

How the MIND Diet Can Help You Avoid Alzheimer's

Recent research has found that what you eat can affect your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.<p>While we all know how important healthy eating can be for our brains, recent research has found that there's something special in particular about the MIND diet that promotes brain-healthy living-- …

Alzheimer's Disease

Many exercise options are tied to better brain function

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who want to get moving to help boost their brain function have a wide variety of workouts to choose from, a research review suggests.<p>Among the many options for working out over 50, tai chi may have the biggest effect on cognitive function, but aerobic and resistance …

Alzheimer's Disease

Browns star struggles with the memory loss NFL has inflicted

Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas hasn’t missed a game during his career while cementing himself as one of the league’s best players at his …

Sports

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Cognitive Impairment

Article ByBruce H. SternStark & StarkTraumatic Brain Injury Law Blog<b>Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)</b>, commonly known as concussion, is the most …

Cognitive Impairment

Sir David Attenborough Struggles With Memory Loss And Boomers Start To Worry

But he's still amazing, and a little forgetfulness is a normal part of aging.<p>In between discussing how to save the planet, Sir David Attenborough recently mentioned something that tapped directly into the fears of the world’s older residents: He’s having trouble remembering names. In his case, …

David Attenborough

The science of laughter – and why it also has a dark side

When you hear someone laugh behind you, you probably picture them on the phone or with a friend – smiling and experiencing a warm, fuzzy feeling …

Alzheimer's Disease

Defying dementia: How to keep your brain fighting fit

THE number of people affected by dementia may be rising, but most specialists say that’s largely because more of us are living longer. Between the …

The Brain

Defying dementia

Growing older doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get dementia. Cases are rising as more of us live longer, but the reasons are debated and you can fight …

Health

Defying dementia: It is not inevitable

DEMENTIA isn’t inevitable. The human brain can stay sharp well past 100 years of life. Yes, getting older slows us down: parts of the brain …

Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia Can, And Will, Affect Us All

It's been over 50 years since I was a part of the World Cup winning side in 1966, but for me, it only feels like yesterday. It is still vivid in my mind. It was such an occasion for the players, the fans and the whole nation.<p>I can't really put into words still the feeling you have when you're …

Minn. nursing home found negligent after grandma's death

A woman at a Minnesota nursing home died from severe burns after she fell into a tub of boiling laundry water in December.

Alzheimer's Disease

Study does not prove diet soda causes Alzheimer’s disease or stroke | Debunked

The study published in the journal <i>Stroke</i> on April 20 included mostly white Americans, making it tricky to apply the results to people of color who …

Alzheimer's Disease