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Advance Directives: Ensure your Wishes are Honored

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions … Continue reading

Fitness in a Flash: Exercise for Older Adults and Caregivers

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Regular physical activity can keep you strong, improve your flexibility and help you manage stress. But when you’re a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s often difficult to find time to exercise. If … Continue reading

Senior-Friendly Fitness Close to Home

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Exercise is not only good for your body; it’s good for your brain. Physical activity encourages regular brain functions and helps keep the brain active. A study by the University of Washington found regular exercise reduces … Continue reading

Talking to Children about Alzheimer’s

By Mary Adam Thomas “The worst thing is the kids. I don’t know how long it’s going to take before I won’t know them.” Betsy Meyer of West Seattle, Wash., identified this wrenching reality soon after she was diagnosed with … Continue reading

First National Alzheimer’s Action Plan Becomes Law

With President Obama’s signature, the first national action plan for Alzheimer’s disease became law in 2011, setting the stage for a coordinated effort to “accelerate the development of treatments that would prevent, halt or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s” and … Continue reading

Plain Talk About Alzheimer’s Research

By Kent L. Karosen President and CEO, Fisher Center Foundation At the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, we are funding innovative Alzheimer’s research that is beginning to make serious headway. I wanted to talk to you not as a … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

Clinical Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Dr. Barry Reisberg Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a characteristic process with readily identifiable clinical stages. These clinical stages exist in a continuum with normal aging processes. The clinical stages of AD can be described in alternative ways. For example, … Continue reading

What should I look for in a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy?

Choosing benefits and understanding reimbursement: Long-term care insurance policies work like any insurance policy: you pay a premium, which is based on your age when you apply and is projected to stay the same year after year, and in return … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s and Other Health Problems

How might other health problems affect people with Alzheimer’s? Another reason for using medications in people who have Alzheimer’s disease is to reduce what is sometimes called “excess disability,” which refers to the increase in Alzheimer’s-like symptoms that are actually … Continue reading