When faced with daily — often hourly — demands on their time, emotions and finances, caregivers need to be able to get help and support, but they don’t always require full-time assistance or out-of-home resources. Enter: respite care.
Are you one of the 10 million adult children over the age of 50 caring for an aging parent? Do you know someone who devotes time, money and emotional commitment caring for someone living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or another age-related condition? September is Healthy Aging Month, and while the focus is on the men and women who are getting older — we think it’s just as important to honor and nurture the people who serve as caregivers.
Chances are we all know someone who’s struggled with dementia. A new documentary takes a bittersweet, unapologetic look at the topic many choose to look away from. Could we be looking at our own future?
Joe Fraley says he’s always performed his songs for his mother, and when she started to show symptoms of her Alzheimer’s disease, he noticed that the music seemed to ease her pain. So he brings his guitar on visits to her now, and even when she doesn’t recognize him, she lights up when he starts strumming.
After watching both of her parents die from Alzheimer’s disease, Molly Middleton Meyer knew there had to be a better way to care for people suffering from this horrible disease. She just never imagined that her passion for poetry and creative writing could be the key to opening up the doors of communication with those who’ve lost their voice.
We are drowning in data with expectations to make more complex and faster decisions than ever before. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin says this is a really bad habit for our brains. Get his tips for getting out of this trap.
There is a growing health crisis in this country. Find out what you need to know about the coming Alzheimer’s Tsunami and how one woman is using the experiences she had with her late parents to rewrite how we care for our loved ones.
He’s one of the brightest — and most famous — scientific minds in the world today. The fascinating Dr. Michio Kaku shares some of the latest findings about the mind and how the stuff of science fiction is become reality.
Alzheimer’s continues to steal memories in alarming numbers, but there is good news. Study after study confirms your lifestyle choices can delay or even prevent the onset of dementia. Find out the top five choices you can make to keep your memories.
A former college arts professor, whose work is in the Smithsonian, is the unlikely ringleader behind a brain health philosophy that is gaining support from big brains across the country. Find out why he wants you to stop exercising and start playing.