Super Food: Let’s Talk Turmeric

Super Food: Let’s Talk Turmeric

I have to admit, when I was asked to write a post about turmeric, I had no idea how much it has been studied in terms of helping with everything from arthritis to migraines to Alzheimer’s! Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is often found in curries and other spicy dishes from India, Asia, […]

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Memory Boosting Superfoods That Fight Alzheimer’s

Memory Boosting Superfoods That Fight Alzheimer’s

In order to get enough of these brain boosters, you’ll want to make sure your loved one stocks up on these foods: Vegetables, especially leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnip greens and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, which have been strongly linked to lower levels of cognitive decline in older age, according to a study in […]

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Diagnosed at 46: How Alzheimer’s Changed My Life

Diagnosed at 46: How Alzheimer’s Changed My Life

How would you react if you were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 46? We are learning more and more that Alzheimer’s has no age limit. Early onset Alzheimer’s is a scary diagnosis, and one that Kris Bakowski knows about first-hand. We were given the chance to speak with Kris about her diagnosis in this exclusive […]

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3 Brain-Boosting Smoothies

3 Brain-Boosting Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to get the nutrients you need to stay healthy while on the go. Mixing several key ingredients together can boost brain power, improve concentration and even stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Eating healthy can seem overwhelming in our fast paced world, but nutrition plays a key role in improving […]

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From Medicine to Mercy: Defending an Alzheimer’s Patient

From Medicine to Mercy: Defending an Alzheimer’s Patient

Elaine Mansfield is a caregiver who poignantly shares her mother’s story and describes caregiver frustrations, including defending Alzheimer’s patients as they battle the heart wrenching disease. By Elaine Mansfield In 1998, a staff member at the senile dementia home in Rochester, New York found Mom passed out on the bathroom floor, bleeding internally, moving gently […]

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Is Copper Responsible for the Uptick in Alzheimer’s?

Is Copper Responsible for the Uptick in Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is still a mystery in many ways. And with the approach of the Silver Tsunami—aging baby boomers reaching 65+ in record number each day—the government and private researchers are on a mission to learn more about the epidemic and, hopefully, find a cure. Some troubling new findings indicate we now have to look out […]

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Angel’s Perch: A Film About Alzheimer’s – and Life

Angel’s Perch: A Film About Alzheimer’s – and Life

The recently released independent film, Angel’s Perch, was undoubtedly a labor of love for J.T. Arbogast and his wife, Kimberly Dilts.  Produced in affiliation with the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, it is loosely based on Arbogast’s family; his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004. A charming little spot about 180 miles […]

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The Power of Alzheimer’s: Turning Life Upside Down

The Power of Alzheimer’s: Turning Life Upside Down

When a family receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, life is never the same. Our worlds change dramatically, in ways not a single one of us can imagine until we’ve walked that path. When Alzheimer’s enters, we become different people, gaining an unexpectedly crystal clear perspective of just how fragile life is. Mom’s Story My mom retired […]

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My Grandmother’s Alzheimer’s Story

My Grandmother’s Alzheimer’s Story

Alzheimer’s disease changes lives. Even though the disease is gradual, no one is ever ready for the impact the disease has on family relationships and responsibilities. As a granddaughter, I was flattened by my grandmother’s diagnosis two years ago.  I have moved often throughout my life, but one element of stability has been my grandparents […]

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