Speed of Speech, Rather Than Loss of Words, May Be an Early Indicator of Dementia

Years before they were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, subtle changes became apparent in the spoken and written words of public figures Ronald Reagan and Iris Murdoch. During non-scripted public speaking, the late President Reagan … [Read more...]

Scientists Discover What Causes Huntington’s Disease, Opening a Potential New Path for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Research 

Julie Andrews, 87, star of "The Sound of Music," "My Fair Lady," and "Mary Poppins," has been a stalwart advocate in the fight against Huntington's disease for over 30 years. She has been a spokesperson and supporter of the … [Read more...]

Part 2: New Amazing Parkinson’s Diagnostic Tools and Treatments 

Q. I read your newsletter this past Tuesday about the amazing new diagnostic tools and treatment options available for Alzheimer’s. Is there anything similar for Parkinson’s? My dad is 75 and suffers from Parkinson’s, and any new … [Read more...]

Have a Parent with Dementia? Your Symptoms May Show Up 6 Years Earlier

Kelly’s mother (85) has had dementia for eight years and her grandmothers on both parent’s sides also had it. Naturally, Kelly is concerned for herself and her children, and the likelihood that they will develop the disease. She … [Read more...]

The Amazing Power of Stem Cells for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Other Diseases

Andrea’s father has had Parkinson’s for more than 15 years. When she visits him, she notices his motor skills are diminishing and he is becoming quite difficult to understand. She holds back her tears, as she remembers the man who … [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...]

MIT AgeLab’s Amazing Innovations for Seniors

Picture: Inside the MIT AgeLab, from telematicswire.netIn 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...]

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