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Baudelaire comes to Chemistry

Could an evil molecule be beautiful? In Les Fleurs du Mal, a collection of poems, Baudelaire argued that there was a certain beauty in evil. Well, if there ever was an evil molecule, it’s the Abeta42 peptide, the main component of the senile plaque of Alzheimer’s disease, a molecule whose effects I spent my entire professional career as a neurologist ineffectually fighting. 534 more words

Chemistry (relatively Pure)

A new experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occur

Two interconnected brain areas – the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex – help us to know where we are and to remember it later.  It is still not clear, however, how these two regions work together to allow us find our way back to a familiar place. 838 more words


Physical Therapy May Help Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Physical therapist Grace Walker brings an extensive education in physical therapy and alternative treatments such as herbalism and aromatherapy to her practice as managing director at Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center in Orange, California. 186 more words

Grace Walker

South LA Family Desperate To Find Alzheimer's Patient

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles family asked for help Thursday as they search for  a missing loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. 156 more words


Alzheimer’s and Wandering

By Nishi Pulugurtha

One day in the month of November, some years ago, Amma closed all the doors and windows in our apartment and went out. 1,017 more words

Picture Day

My daughter dressed herself for Picture Day this morning. When I went into her room to check on her, she was wearing the dress I’d bought her for my father’s funeral. 1,289 more words

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