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Elder-care duties call us to seek the best inside ourselves

I’d heard the news about women and memory loss by the time my sister sent her foreboding e-mail — “a little scary, sisters” — with a link to a story headlined: “Women Descend into Alzheimer’s at Twice the Speed of Men.” 922 more words

Life Purpose

Goodbye to a special person

This post is to say goodbye and thank you to A, a wonderful carer at the nursing home. His last day is Sunday and I am trying to think of a gift to give him. 136 more words


New Study Reveals Alzheimer's Risk in Later Years

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Local researchers may have discovered why people are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s in their later years.

A new Washington University study reveals that the brain’s ability to clear the main ingredient of Alzheimer’ plaques slows with age. 107 more words


The Blue Dog

Emme has been full of questions for me lately. I know she has been missing Grandma, as we all have. Here are some of her questions: 393 more words


Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Hardly is a book so emotional exhausting and taxing as this one! I found myself with a new found appreciation for simply knowing where and who I am; i.e. 103 more words


Naturally occurring protein fragment found in the brain inhibits key enzyme implicated in Alzheimer's disease

For the first time, UCLA researchers have shown that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can act as an inhibitor of a key enzyme implicated in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that could lead to the development of new drugs to treat the disease. 521 more words

Aging And Inflammation

Study: Increasing Coffee Intake Harmful To Brain

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) — Increasing the amount of coffee you drink could be linked to pre-symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new study. 320 more words