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Just As I Am

By now it’s well known that Glen Campbell, the legendary recording star, is in the fight of his life with Alzheimer’s disease. To the credit of him and his family, it’s not a battle he’s taking lightly. In fact, in … Continue reading

Taking Part in the Search for the Cure

Getting involved in clinical trials is an effective way to advance the pursuit for better treatments and even a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. As we learn more about Alzheimer’s, the facts and figures are alarming. It’s estimated that more than … Continue reading

Jim Nantz: A Son’s Calling

You may not recognize his face, but if you’re a sports fan, you’ll likely recognize his voice. Jim Nantz, a sports commentator for CBS for almost 30 years, calls some of the biggest events in sports. From the Super Bowl … Continue reading

A Helping Hand

When is it time for professional in-home care? People with Alzheimer’s disease go through a lot of changes—something that you, as a caregiver, know all too well. Sometimes those changes are overwhelming. How do you know when it’s time to … Continue reading

A Report from the Interior

Poignant new book offers an honest firsthand perspective of Alzheimer’s disease Greg O’Brien knows what memory loss looks like, having cared for his mother during her bout with Alzheimer’s disease prior to her death in 2008. But, unlike most caregivers, … Continue reading

Therapy Dogs: Making the Connection with Alzheimer’s Patients

Therapy dogs serve in all sorts of health care environments to bring comfort and a friendly (and furry) face to patients living with a broad variety of conditions—including Alzheimer’s disease. “We went once to a rest home, to the Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Caregiving from Afar

How to care for a loved one who is many miles away Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful enough when the person lives nearby. When they’re many miles away, it can be even more … Continue reading

The New Face of Alzheimer’s

Women are being affected by Alzheimer’s disease more and more every day. They outnumber men as Alzheimer’s patients, and they also are far more likely to be Alzheimer’s caregivers. “It’s a double-edged sword for women,” says Elayne Forgie, MS, who … Continue reading

The Three Goodbyes

With proper planning and support, caregivers can reduce some of the burdens associated with late-stage Alzheimer’s. We all know we’ll face the loss of loved ones in life. That hard truth is difficult enough to accept. Alzheimer’s disease, however, adds … Continue reading

Seth Rogen: Raising Awareness One Laugh at a Time

The gifted actor/writer/producer/director is stepping forward to urge more investment into Alzheimer’s research. Anyone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease will tell you it is no laughing matter. So when people heard that funnyman Seth Rogen spoke about the … Continue reading