Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research Revealed at 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Currently, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. For years, researchers have been working tirelessly to advance science that will lead to earlier detection, preventions, and additional new treatments … [Read more...]

The Doorway Effect: Why Moving Can Be Especially Challenging for Those with Dementia

Q. The other day, I was watching TV when a commercial came on and I went to change channels, but the remote was nowhere to be found. I called my wife in the other room, and she told me that she thought she saw the remote in the … [Read more...]

Should People with Dementia Be Able to Die with Dignity?

Q. During a conversation the other night, my father said that if he was ever diagnosed with dementia that he wouldn’t want to live that way or burden the family. I know that Death with Dignity is legal in a growing number of … [Read more...]

Does Decluttering Help or Hurt People with Dementia? Two Sides to the Story

Linda, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, enjoys taking trips to the thrift store. Her intent is to find treasures and collectibles, such as teacups, which she has collected since she was a child. Once in a while, Linda … [Read more...]

Tony Bennett: When Musical Memory Triumphs Over Alzheimer’s

This past Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Tony Bennett’s wife, Susan, revealed that Tony (95) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago. The entire country may now know that Tony has Alzheimer’s, but Tony himself doesn’t know of his … [Read more...]

Can People with Dementia Exercise their Right to Vote?

When it comes to the upcoming election, one political statement we can all agree on is that every U.S. citizen should exercise his or her right to vote on November 3. But does that include people living with Alzheimer’s or another … [Read more...]

Can You Still Live Alone if You Have Early-Stage Alzheimer’s?

When Kimberly was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she took it as a devastating blow. She experienced the gamut of emotions anyone would feel after such a shocking discovery about oneself, including shock, denial, and … [Read more...]

Dozens of Dementia Treatments Have Failed. Will This One Work?

Peter Wooding (77) is among the 5 million Americans who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating diagnoses today. Happily married for more than 50 years, Peter and his wife Joanne are not going to sit back and … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Predict Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Begin

Evelyn believes that her father, Bill, is beginning to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer's. His memory loss started out mild, but is beginning to disrupt his daily life. He gets confused often, and loses concept of place and time. At … [Read more...]

Inspiring Memories and Emotions in Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Nora has had Alzheimer’s for more than 10 years. Each year, her niece, Jeannette, visits her a few days before Christmas, to play her favorite holiday music, give her candy canes, and show her pictures of Washington, DC, where she … [Read more...]

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