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Clothes Encounters

Here are some simple solutions for dealing with your loved one’s dressing and wardrobe needs. By Jennifer Sellers Picture a woman who is a serious clotheshorse. She spends a great deal of time building her wardrobe, finding just the right … Continue reading

Reaching Out to Caregivers

A new book aims to help dementia caregivers connect with their loved ones—in sometimes surprising ways. By Sam Gaines Caregiving for a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be fraught with frustration, but it also can be rewarding in … Continue reading

Creative Aging Libraries Project Expands

Creative Aging Libraries Project Expands A program aimed at engaging older Americans with the arts in public libraries that began in New York has now rolled out to 18 public libraries in Boston, Dallas and Miami, thanks to continued support … Continue reading

The First Rule on Second Opinions

The First Rule on Second Opinions: They’re Always Worth Considering in the Wake of a Serious Diagnosis By Mary Adam Thomas “Frontotemporal dementia is often misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem or as Alzheimer’s disease.” —The Mayo Clinic “Lewy body dementia’s … Continue reading

Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target: Researchers Take Aim to Find a Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease. The latest clinical studies investigate different paths to a cure. By Kevin Gault There is no drug that can cure Alzheimer’s disease, but there are reasons … Continue reading

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences April 25, 2011 Publication: Click Here Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University, led by Paul Greengard, Ph.D., and Jennifer Warner-Schmidt, Ph.D., have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs, which … Continue reading

SMER28

Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology March 7, 2011 Full PDF: Click Here Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer Protein Identifying a cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a major challenge. Few drugs are … Continue reading

How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org How can I communicate better with my loved one who has Alzheimer’s? Learning about Alzheimer’s—how it progresses and how it is managed— is critical to understanding how best to interact and communicate with a person who has Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Honoring a Legend – Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.

    The Directors of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation ask that you take a moment to remember Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. who passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 with Alzheimer’s disease. His legacy will be remembered for … Continue reading

Common Estate Planning Errors

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney It is essential for individuals to address their estate planning sooner rather than later. However, it is equally important to make sure that the planning is done correctly. Too often, people … Continue reading

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