Nancy Wurtzel

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline Operates 24/7

Did you know the Alzheimer’s Association has a telephone helpline that you can call any time of the day or night?...more

Time Magazine Features New Alzheimer’s Approaches and Research

Time magazine arrived in my mailbox on Saturday....more

Can Alzheimer’s Caregivers Care Too Much?

Caregivers Help Those in Need Four years ago I left Los Angeles, my home for more than three decades, and moved back to my native Minnesota to care for my mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Overnight my life was turned upside down....more

The Four Lessons of Festivus

What modern holiday made its debut on a popular television show in the late 1990s?...more

Aging Parents and Alzheimer’s Disease

What do Bruce Springsteen, Princess Jasmine Aga Kahn, Rick Steves and Candy Crowley have in common? Each has either an aging parent who is currently living with Alzheimer’s or a parent who died from the disease. Alzheimer’s and Aging Parents Rock icon Bruce Springsteen has talked movingly about what he and family members are going through with his father’s Alzheimer’s journey ....more

Caregivers Find Coloring Reduces Stress

Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids Anymore Caregivers take note: Today’s kids had better hold onto their crayons because coloring isn’t just for them anymore....more

Memory Loss, Is it Alzheimer’s?

It’s common for older adults to experience some memory issues and forgetfulness. However, when should someone be concerned about memory lapses?...more

Can You Catch Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Media Coverage “Is Alzheimer’s Contagious?”...more

Resolving Issues Between Silbing Caregivers

A revealing study by AARP in conjunction with the National Alliance for Caregiving revealed some interesting facts about family caregivers. When the 2009 survey asked primary caregivers if other relatives pitched in to help, 7 out of 10 said ‘yes.’...more

Primary & Secondary Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents Recently retired and hoping to spend time traveling, Jeanne instead finds her life has taken a different direction. Over the past year, she’s become the primary caregiver for her aging parents, both in their late 80s....more