George Diaz recounts his personal experience of watching his mother decline due to Alzheimer’s, and provides resources for those currently providing care for someone battling this disease.
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Alzheimer’s Disease has long tentacles. Learn how It has impacted the world of “This Is Us” actor Jon Huertas.
Teepa Snow knows how tough caregiving can be. She is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that’s needed to cope with it. She offers her tips for caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s and reveals how to recognize when a caregiver needs a caregiver.
Whether you’re 24, 42, 58 or 85, we’re all living through transitions. It’s a hallmark of life and one that can leave us feeling paralyzed and lost. Writer, journalist and advocate Maria Shriver wants everyone to know they’re capable of living meaningful, empowered lives, no matter how lost they may feel. Get her tips for finding the principles and practices to live life boldly.
The next 5-10 years may forever change the way we approach health care. Renowned physician Dr. David Agus explains why these are called the lucky years. He shares some of the exciting new research that is saving lives and changing lives.
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.
While researchers focus on disease prevention, facilities across America are working to help families cope with their sudden caregiving needs — and showing that while Alzheimer’s can be devastating to everyone involved, there is always hope.
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.
Nelson Dellis is the four-time USA memory champion, a mountaineer and Alzheimer’s disease activist. He shares the emotional story behind it all.
Former Boston Mayor and U.S. Ambassador Ray Flynn describes his most important role yet: searching for a cure for his grandson’s rare disease. He’s worked with popes, presidents, prime ministers and was good friends with two saints, and he says this is the most important work he’s ever done. Find out how you can help.
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.