Alzheimer’s Diagnosis is Rarely Disclosed to Patients

Q. My mother, Lorraine , is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. We think it began ten years ago when she started showing signs, but no one knows for sure. She went to a doctor for physicals every year, and seemed to be in good … [Read more...]

How Close Are We to a Cure for Alzheimer’s?

Q. I just found out that my favorite Aunt, Norma, is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. I was heartbroken at first, but am optimistic that with all the research being conducted, we could be close to a cure. Sure enough, this … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Alzheimer’s Accountability Act Signed Into Law

Dear Ernie and Jannette, I heard that the Alzheimer's Accountability Act was signed into law recently as part of a federal funding bill. Does this mean more money for Alzheimer's research? Thanks! Nida … [Read more...]

MIT AgeLab’s Amazing Innovations for Seniors

Picture: Inside the MIT AgeLab, from telematicswire.net In 1900, life expectancy was just under 50. Today, people are living well into their 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. How can we make the most of the “bonus 30 years” we now have? … [Read more...]

Walking speed may be used for predicting health, survival for elderly

Could walking speed analysis, also referred to as "gait speed," be a worthy tool for predicting remaining years of life? Inexpensive and simplistic, gait speed is being touted in a recent study that suggests there is a correlation … [Read more...]