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Alzheimer's Disease

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Top Alzheimer's Disease Articles

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  • Savvy Senior: Driving safely with dementia and knowing when to quit

    Dear Savvy Senior, Is it safe for seniors with dementia to drive, and if so, when should they stop? My dad has early Alzheimer's disease but still drives himself around town just fine. — Looking Ahead Dear Looking, While most doctors agree that...
  • Caregivers Corner: Be sure to balance your needs when caregiving

    Dear Mary, My mother has Alzheimer's and, although I was upset by her diagnosis several years ago, I was happy to take on the role of her primary caregiver. However, as time goes on and my mother's health deteriorates, I am finding it increasingly...
  • Pen Pals Develop A Lasting Relationship

    When Rollo Jones called Rochelle Robinson to say he would visit her the next morning, she didn't believe him. "I didn't think he was serious," she says. "I didn't pay any attention." Rochelle, a sophomore at Winston-Salem State University in North...
  • UCLA female faculty faced 'demeaning' mistreatment, probe finds

    UCLA female faculty faced 'demeaning' mistreatment, probe finds
    Women faculty at UCLA's Alzheimer's disease research center faced "a climate of conflict, tension, hostility and mistrust" for about a decade and were treated in an "unprofessional, demeaning manner," an investigation at the campus medical school has...
  • City, public provide feedback on proposed 72-unit senior community

    City, public provide feedback on proposed 72-unit senior community
    If Santa Rosa-based developer Oakmont Senior Living wants its plans for a 72-unit assisted living facility to take root in La Cañada, it's going to have to think outside the box, residents and city staff agreed Thursday. Comments on the project —...
  • Alzheimer's trial stirs talk of senior sexuality

    Whether their parents still want sex probably isn't at the top of the minds of most people choose a nursing home for their loved ones. But experts from the Widener University-based Sexuality and Aging Consortium say a groundbreaking Iowa court case...
  • Long-term care issue hits close to home for Sen. Warner

    Five years after U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's mother died of Alzheimer's, he is still haunted by what he might have done differently for her — if only he had known her wishes. When the disease first took hold of Marjorie Warner in about 2000, her son...
  • Dr. Czarina A. "Rina" Santos-Borja, director of geriatric services at Sheppard Pratt

    Dr. Czarina A. "Rina" Santos-Borja, director of geriatric services at Sheppard Pratt
    Dr. Czarina A. "Rina" Santos-Borja, director of geriatric services at Sheppard Pratt Health System, who was known for her wide smile and ability to put patients and their families at ease, died April 12 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of a...
  • Ex-Iowa lawmaker testifies he didn't sexually abuse wife

    A former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia testified Friday that he and his wife held hands, prayed and kissed at her nursing home on the evening in question, but that they had no sexual contact. Henry Rayhons,...
  • Idea from Adam Sandler film used to soothe dementia patients

    For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition. "Good morning, merry sunshine, how did you wake so soon?" Irving's daughter,...
  • Consumer Reports: Eat the peach, not the pesticide

    A recent Consumer Reports survey of 1,050 people found that pesticides are a concern for 85 percent of Americans. Are these worries justified? And should we all be buying organics, which can cost an average 49 percent more than standard produce?...