Is Alzheimer's More Than One Disease?

New research suggests that instead of a single disease, Alzheimer’s may be a collection of diseases....more

New study shows even simple activities delay or fend off age-related cognitive diseases in seniors

You don't need to play chess every day to fend off dementia - though it helps.A new study from Rush University Medical Center found that seniors (mean age of 81 in this study) who engage in mentally stimulating activities had a higher "structural integrity" in their brains. These activities including things as simple as attending a play, reading a newspaper, writing letters or visiting a library.  ...more

Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's Can Take Its Toll

Evelyn, one of my dad’s older sisters, was truly a world-class complainer. Long before I was born, someone in the family bestowed on her the unlikely nickname, “Auntie Honey,” and somehow the name stuck.Growing up, I remember Auntie Honey harping constantly about almost everything.  Her most bitter comments were about her mother — my grandmother — a slight, sweet, extremely religious woman who had lost her mind and didn’t know where she had left it.“She can’t remember a damn thing and it’s driving me crazy,” Auntie Honey would rave....more

Alzheimer's patients in nursing homes

Now that I am on the roll for the dementia… here is another one. The other day, I was having lunch with a friend of mine, Coco, and she mentioned that she is volunteering at an upscale senior center for dementia elders. She revealed how these senior citizens are treated. I was saddened as I can confirm with her on what I watched on the television many years ago. It is quite a disturbing news coverage, actually. A newscaster managed to sneak a hidden camera into one of ......more
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Reconnecting With My Husband and Having Fun . . .

Friday, March 18, 2011 Reconnecting With My Husband and Having Fun . ....more

Tomorrow is Another Day . . .

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Tomorrow is another day . ....more

Do You Have Dementia Yet?

    So the group Alzheimer’s Disease International has released its 2009 World Alzheimer Report, in which it predicts that the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias will double every twenty years for the foreseeable future. By 2050, they calculate, the figure will reach 115.4 million worldwide....more