This week marks the 153rd birthday of Alois Alzheimer, the German psychiatrist who is often credited for first describing the clinical and micro-anatomic features of a brain disease that steals the memories of millions of people each year.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Medicare and Social Security are of critical importance in enabling older Americans to age in good physical and financial health. To support these broader goals, “Ask Phil” is expanding its mission to include your other questions about successful aging.
By Philip Moeller
Alzheimer's disease is the third leading cause of death in North Dakota, which is developing strategies to help family caregivers cope.
By Grace Rubenstein, STAT
A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
Hospice’s purpose, at least one of them, is to ease a dying patient’s pain at the end of life and improve the quality of that life. But what’s to be done when a dementia patient in her waning days can’t…
According to Robin Williams’ widow, an autopsy has revealed that the comedian suffered from Lewy body dementia before he committed suicide. Susan Schneider Williams described the battle to treat and understand her late husband's symptoms as a game of Whac-A-Mole.
By PBS NewsHour
Thursday on the NewsHour, Egypt and Russia dispute the suggestion that a bomb caused a Russian jetliner crash. Also: Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits the South China Sea as tensions rise, the U.S. upgrades their nuclear arsenal, the mysterious disease…
By PBS NewsHour
Caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease is far more expensive -- 57 percent more -- than caring for those with illnesses like cancer or heart disease, according to a study from researchers at Mt. Sinai. William Brangham discusses…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Unpaid caregivers and family members spend more than 100 hours a month, on average, assisting elderly people with dementia who live in the community and not in residential care or nursing homes, according to a new study. The time commitment…
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