Alzheimer’s

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How To Deal With A Parent Who’s Experiencing Dementia

It can be difficult to change your role from child to caregiver. For many individuals, living with a parent who is struggling with dementia can be overwhelming and isolating at first; however, there are several tools available to support you along the way.

05/11/2015

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App That Helps Patients Sing Their Favorite Songs Slows Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Improves Memory

The positive affect of music on the mind and memory has been documented time and again. Researchers have found that singing show tunes can ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s. Now, there’s an app that turns music into medicine, called SingFit.

04/13/2015

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Fantasy Author Terry Pratchett Dies At 66

Author/creator of the exuberant, satirical “Discworld” series has died. He was 66.

03/12/2015

Julianne Moore in "Still Alice" (credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

‘Still Alice’ Draws Awareness To Alzheimer’s

“The story brings the viewer along the difficult journey that Alice must endure as she falls further into dementia – as she loses touch with her wit and intelligence and slips away into a state of confusion.”

02/12/2015

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Where To Get Caregiver Training & Resources

Learning to take care of seniors can be challenging, but there are several great resources that can support you…

01/07/2015

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Study: Active Ingredient In Marijuana Effective In Treatment Of Alzheimer’s

Relief for the millions of seniors who suffer from Azheimer’s Disease may come in form of a joint.

12/04/2014

Participants pause for a photo op at the Walk to End Alzheimers in San Francisco.

Thousands ‘Walk To End Alzheimer’s’ In San Francisco

Thousands turned out Saturday morning to Walk to End Alzheimer’s, in San Francisco. The event organizers hoped to raise $1 million for care and support of those impacted by the disease.

09/20/2014

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Help Prevent 500,000 Americans Dying Each Year From Disease With No Cure, No Prevention

Alzheimer’s kills more people than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined, making it the 6th leading cause of death in America but it cannot be cured, prevent, or even truly slowed. Saturday, though, is a chance where you can do something about it.

09/17/2014

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California Supreme Court Rules Caregivers Can’t Sue Alzheimer’s Patients

California’s highest court says people with Alzheimer’s disease are not liable for injuries they may cause their paid in-home caregivers.

08/04/2014

Vincent Silva, 81, suffers from Alzheimer's has been missing since Wednesday. (BCN)

Missing 81-Year-Old San Jose Man Found, Reunited With Family

An 81-year-old man from San Jose who was missing since Wednesday morning was found safe Thursday evening, police said Friday.

07/18/2014

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