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Alzheimers

If You Become Incapacitated, Will Your Family Know What to Do?

There’s no one solution for every family. But thinking about the incapacitation of a family member, and planning ahead is something everyone should do.

December 16, 2015
bacteria

This Week In Health: Tipping Point With ‘Superbugs’

Experts say we are at a tipping point with antibiotic-resistant bacteria — so-called “superbugs;” Poor sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s; and other news from “This Week In Health.”

June 3, 2015
Elderly care

Take Time To Pick The Right Long-Term-Care Facility For A Parent

For the past two years, Donna Braley, 79, has required total care and uses a wheelchair full-time, but staff at her new home have found ways for her to be as active as possible.

May 27, 2015

Quick & Healthy: A 1,000-Year-Old Medical Marvel

“Quick & Healthy” offers some highlights from the world of health and wellness you may have missed this week.

April 1, 2015

For Those With Dementia, ‘Springing’ Power Of Attorney Debated

When someone who is usually prompt about handling finances starts forgetting to pay bills, it’s a common warning sign of the beginning stages of dementia.

March 16, 2015

Holding Memories For Aunt Millie

When Alzheimers takes away memories, what is left?

October 29, 2014

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Steps Down To Deal With Alzheimer’s Disease

By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is relinquishing control of his team due to health conditions related to Alzheimer’s disease, a team spokesman confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Joe Ellis, the Broncos’ team president since 2011, will take over operations for Bowlen, a spokesman confirmed to the Times. […]

July 23, 2014

Lifestyle Choices Can Cut Alzheimer Toll, Says Study

Paris (AFP) – Millions of cases of Alzheimer’s could be prevented by altering lifestyle habits which increase risk of the tragic memory-robbing disease, scientists said on Monday. Alzheimer’s is an age-related brain condition that experts suspect is influenced by both genes and the environment. The population boom and longer lifespans mean that more than 106 […]

July 14, 2014

Scientists Closer To Blood Test For Alzheimer’s

London (AFP) – British scientists on Monday announced a major step forward in developing a blood test that could predict the onset of Alzheimer’s, potentially helping the search for a cure. Researchers identified blood proteins that appear in patients subsequently diagnosed with the brain-wasting disease, the most common form of dementia. A test to diagnose […]

July 8, 2014

Lest We Forget, Aging Has Its Downside

I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it’d be raining. Thankfully, this isn’t, so it isn’t. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments. You see, we have this digital lock. To open it, you input a numeric code. We bought it […]

June 16, 2014