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Having a purpose in life helps fight Alzheimer’s

Find your purpose in life.  Certainly, it’s great advice for anyone, but now there’s evidence that it could also be helpful for someone with signs of Alzheimer’s. The decade-long study by the Memory and Aging Project at Rush University in ...

Dealing with an Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that is often difficult to diagnose in its early stages.  However, researchers have discovered new ways to detect Alzheimer’s even before a person shows many symptoms.  This is a positive development in many ...

A new attack on Alzheimer’s

There is some exciting news on the research front that I would like to share with you.  Two new studies will focus on drugs that might treat Alzheimer’s long before noticeable symptoms appear. Typically, the disease strikes people in their later ...

Alone and living with Alzheimer’s disease

For most people, Alzheimer’s disease strikes in one’s later years.  That means it’s not uncommon for someone to receive the diagnosis at a time in life when they’re already widowed and their network of close friends is shrinking. It leaves them ...

Ending the Alzheimer’s stigma

What do President Ronald Reagan, author EB White, singer Glen Campbel l and Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver all have in common? They were all diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. These famous faces help raise badly needed public awareness about a ...

When is Memory Care Assisted Living appropriate?

The moment someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time to start planning for the future. As the disease progresses, the individual will gradually lose their ability to manage day to day tasks and eventually will need help meeting basic ...

Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C.

This coming week, advocates for people with Alzheimer’s disease, service providers, patients, family members and other concerned parties will gather in Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard. They will visit with members of Congress and do their ...

When you have a family member with Alzheimer’s

Next Monday, I will host a special session on Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on the family. Discover how to better care for and increase the quality of life for your loved one, as well as learn how to cope with the challenges of care giving for a ...

Nutrition for a healthy brain

We can’t go to the web or walk through the grocery store checkout without seeing the latest headlines promoting a new diet or health food. With the confusing number of studies and findings, the question remains, what foods help keep your brain healthy ...

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be about loss

News articles about Alzheimer’s tend to focus on the symptoms of the disease or small steps towards a cure or ways to head off the aging process. That’s why I wanted to share a very touching story from the New York Times that offers another perspective ...
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