| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Just as a healthy diet can help fend off chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, what you eat also can help you keep your mental edge as you age.
Approximately five million Americans over age 65 have Alzheimer's disease, a progressive...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:49 PM
I walked with Purple Pride last Saturday morning at Lake Eola, honoring my late mother and her five-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. I was joined by 1,668 more supporters, all walking to honor a loved one or dear friend.
A few nights later, I...
| Nov 6, 2013
Here are a few things you may not know about Alzheimer's disease:
•Although memory loss is one of the primary indicators of the disease, the problem isn't so much that you misplace your keys but that you may not be able to retrace your steps to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Rebecca Barnard, of St. Louis, Mo., spent her career as a software developer, but her passion was fine-art photography. She was detail-oriented in both her job and her hobby, says her husband, Richard Rubin. So he was surprised when he began noticing...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Eleanor Alexander never deviated from her nighttime routine. She'd eat a light dinner, let her dog Spot out, let him back in, double-lock the screen door. And then, she and her companion would call it a night.
The evening of July 26 started the same...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The first signs of Sharon Scully's disease showed up when, as an assistant attorney general, she was working on a grueling case against a Milford gas station accused of leaking pollutants into Long Island Sound. She had episodes of forgetfulness, like...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When Ruth Waldman's husband was placed in a nursing home a few years after he developed Alzheimer's disease, she would visit him and they'd hold hands and talk.
"I took him home for Christmas Eve and we had a wonderful time — he was as normal as...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:20 PM
For eight months the couples met at the local offices of the Alzheimer's Association learning about dementia, a diagnosis that had turned their lives upside down. They cried together. Laughed together. Told each other things they hadn't told anyone else....
| Oct 7, 2013
The strain and anxiety are etched in the fine lines around her eyes. Her exhaustion shows in a sometimes short fuse. She's the first one up in the household and the last one to bed.
In the past year, Karen Garner, 43, mother of two school-age children...
| Oct 6, 2013
His eyes misted up momentarily as he surreptitiously scanned the medical building for a clue to the name. He then shook his head in frustration and looked away, unable to dredge up the words he sought.
Jim Garner, 51, has mild cognitive impairment,...
| Oct 17, 2013
Dear Amy: I am worried about my husband, "Norman." We have been married for 30 years, and I have always enjoyed his company, despite having to adjust to his anxiety disorder.
He is smart, funny and supportive, and we enjoy doing things together.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
- Their mission is, “To provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.”...