Aging Parents - What to do?

My parents aged fast and I wasn't prepared.  Anyone out there going through this?  If you are, I have a book coming out January 18th, you can order it from the publisher now, that may be just what you need.  Its a memoir of my parents, with all the heart-wrenching decisions and trials that went on for more than 13 years.  You see, both my parents died from complications of Alzheimer's.  Go to my website:  www.earlenelamnek.com - you can order the book too!  Book: My Parents' Passing. Let me know if you to...more

New evidence that brain training can help prevent (and reverse) Alzheimer's

A recent review published in Volume 6 of “Nature” cited evidence that cognitive intervention can be effective in preventing, slowing and treating Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI)....more

6 things you can do to (possibly) prevent Alzheimer's

Unlike other diseases and ailments, Alzheimer's has long been thought to be an inevitable - and uncontrollable - ending for those who have the early symptoms or the predisposition to it....more

6 things you can do to (possibly) prevent Alzheimer's

Unlike other diseases and ailments, Alzheimer's has long been thought to be an inevitable - and uncontrollable - ending for those who have the early symptoms or the predisposition to it....more

Being bilingual delays Alzheimer's symptoms by as many as 5 years

Here's more proof that "use it or lose it" applies to our brains....more

New study shows beet juice may keep your brain sharp and ward off dementia!

I just bought a can of beets yesterday at the grocery store and this new study has convinced me to eat them tonight!...more

Vegetarians at early risk of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Vege... For the record, as someone who was raised vegetarian, I don't necessarily agree with this piece for several reasons: 1. Depending how technical you get, some vegetarians do drink milk (lacto-vegetarian) or eat eggs (ovo-vegetarian) or both (ovo-lacto vegetarian). 2....more

Dealing with the Stigma of Alzheimer's

When diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, older seniors not only deal with the disease but the social stigma that is attached. Those diagnosed feel there is no place in society for them. The negativity that comes with the diagnosis of the can be unbearable. Alzheimer’s affects millions of aging each year. The following list contains some important information on negativity and the disease.1. People who are not affected by Alzheimer’s do not understand the disease. They have misperceptions that cause them to react in a negative manner towards those diagnosed....more

How Caring for Our Elders Affects Our Own Views of Aging

If ever there was an indication that this issue is not a future reality -- that the future is now -- it is the finding from Families and Work Institute's Elder Care Study that 42% of employed Americans have provided elder care in the past five years. That’s almost one in two of us -- nearly 54.6 million employees. But ask people about their experiences caring for elderly relatives, and you’ll find it colors our own attitudes about aging. ...more

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Fascinating piece about foods as drugs in your brain

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/this_is_your_brain_on_food_uliSUE6......more