Jun 2 2014
The Surprising Power of Hymn

The Surprising Power of Hymn

by RICHARD GUNDERMAN

In dementia care, what we don't know can really hurt us. I'm talking about new insights familiar to…

Oct 14 2014
Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

by SUSAN GRIMBLY

A reader from the United Kingdom writes to tell us of a helpful book for families who want to have something…

“[My mother] is too young for a medical alert button; that would cramp her style too much.”

— Caregiver —

Oct 16 2014
Shout to the rafters!

Shout to the rafters!

by TRISH VRADENBURG

Read about UsAgainstAlzheimer's Project 535 and give, by midnight, Oct. 17. Every little bit helps demand…

Oct 10 2014
A whinnying dementia therapy in Ohio

In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that spending time with horses eases symptoms…

Oct 17 2014
Sniffles mean double trouble for caregiver and charge

If you’re caring for Alzheimer’s or dementia patients, care for yourself first, doctors warn; especially…

Oct 14 2014
Diagnosis: To tell or not to tell ...

Telling your loved one about the diagnosis of Alzheimer's can be one the worst moments in anyone's married…

Oct 15 2014
Keeping Cool

Keeping Cool

by TEAM ALZLIVE

Tips for keeping cool: Encourage your loved one to drink more fluids than usual, but avoid tea, coffee…

Oct 15 2014

"I want to go home"

by TEAM ALZLIVE

Quick tips for when your charge pleads, "I want to go home!" Don’t argue: Don’t tell your loved…

Oct 13 2014
Alzheimer's: A Life Story Remembered

Tina Wynia remembers the borrowed wedding dress she wore nearly 58 years ago. Barely 21 years old, she…

Oct 15 2014
What about alternative treatments?

Dr. Norman Relkin, director of the memory disorders program at Cornell University's Weill Medical College,…

Oct 15 2014
NMDA receptor antagonist

NMDA receptor antagonist

by MATT KWONG

Example of an NMDA receptor antagonist: The only drug in this newer class of Alzheimer’s disease drugs…

Oct 15 2014
Cholinesterase inhibitors

Examples of cholinesterase inhibitors All three drugs are widely available and are taken orally, although…