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My Mother, Lost and Found

July 15th, 2015

The New York Times – July 11, 2015 By: STEVE KNOPPER “CAN you make sure it has lots of stuff?” my mom regularly asked the server at her favorite Italian restaurant. Apparently, the minestrone soup was mostly broth with just a couple of noodles, which was unacceptable. “Really scoop it up,” she instructed, adding her […]

A Secret to Living Long and Keeping All Your marbles.

April 14th, 2014

As far as we know, no one thing can prevent this brain killing disease.  However, there is increasing evidence that a Mediterranean diet can protect us.  The recent Johns Hopkins Health Alert reports on two separate studies that suggest that this  kind of eating can protect against cognitive decline.   A secret to living long and keeping all your […]

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Books to Teach Children About Alzheimer’s

February 11th, 2014

I stopped at a children’s bookshop in Manhattan last week and asked to see books on Alzheimer’s disease. The store stocked at least half a dozen, with titles like “What’s Wrong with Grandma?” and “What’s Happening to Grandpa?” That was only a small sample. Three doctoral students at Washington University, analyzing the way storybooks describe […]

Vitamin E for Alzheimer’s

January 23rd, 2014

Vitamin E is far from an Alzheimer’s cure, but a new study finds it allowed trial participants to get less help from caregivers and therefore retain more independence longer. Taking high doses of vitamin E appears to help people in all stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Research a decade ago showed that […]

Early Detection Matters!

January 14th, 2014

Know the 10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters As we age, there can be changes to our memory. Yet, memory loss or be- havior changes severe enough to disrupt daily life are not a typical part of aging. Knowing the 10 Warning Signs can help determine if it’s important to speak to your doctor and get […]

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November 6th, 2013

The facts are grim; the statistics, horrific. According to the March 2013 Alzheimer’s Association Fact Sheet: – 5.4 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). – 1 in 8 older Americans has AD. – It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and the only cause of death among the top […]

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