The rates of people living with and dying from Alzheimer’s disease are expected to rise, locally and nationally, in the next decade, prompting advocates to spread awareness on the need for research and treatment funding.
Family caregivers and professionals are invited to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease research, treatments and developments at a seminar next month.
SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center will open a new location for its rehabilitation services and a center for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders this month.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton University researchers want to look inside your brain — for science, of course.
When Mary Beth Lewis talks about the beginning of her mother’s long journey with Alzheimer’s disease, one memory will always stick out.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Maintaining good physical health can be the key to successful aging, but experts say brain health is important, too.
SOMERS POINT — Patients and their families can get more access to Alzheimer’s disease treatment and education through a new program at Shore Medical Center.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Pat Morrison walked arm-in-arm with her husband, Bill, into Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation on a recent Wednesday.
Being lost in an unfamiliar place can be scary. Getting lost in a place you’re supposed to know well can be confusing and terrifying.
Edward McPherson takes walks by the bay near his home in Atlantic City almost every day. He walks down the sidewalk, aided by a wooden cane, with the water on his right and scattered benches on his left.
NEW YORK - For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.
Jeannine Bonanni first noticed problems when her mother, who was then in her 80s, began doing things that didn't make sense, like cutting her pills in half when she didn't need to.
Qwirkle is a game, similar to dominoes, in which players match up shapes and colors.
Al Weaver was unhappy with his living situation, but he didn't know what to do. A widower with Parkinson's disease, Al was staying at an independent-living facility in Silver Spring, Md., and he didn't like it one bit. He tried visiting his daughters, spending a week with one, then the other…
Alzheimer's disease has stalked Paula Acosta Marks of Austin, Texas, since birth, and now she knows: She will be the last member of her immediate family left to remember what it did to them.
Perhaps you've heard about a recent report identifying copper as a possible contributor to Alzheimer's disease: In a study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Rochester found that mice who were given trace amounts of d…
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Question: As his caregiver, how can I tell if my father's memory loss is just a natural part of aging, or if it's the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? At what point should I take him to be seen by a physician?
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Question: What's a good strategy for improving my memory? I don't think I've got Alzheimer's, but my memory at 74 years of age isn't quite what it used to be. - P.N., Wilkes Barre, Pa.
By age 60, more than half of adults have concerns about their memory. However, minor memory lapses that occur with age are not usually signs of a serious neurological disorder, such as Alzheimer's disease, but rather the result of normal changes in the structure and function of the brain.Bu…
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Question: Do puzzles and memory exercises really help to stave off getting Alzheimer's disease? - M.L, Lima, Ohio
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Question: Can you recommend some good brain-fitness computer games designed to help seniors keep their minds sharp? I love to play solitaire on my computer but I'm interested in expanding to some other games that can benefit my mind and memory - Forgetful Frank