Relationships are often strained when a serious illness and caregiving enter the picture. If your interactions with family members are increasingly stressful and negative, it may be time to stand up for yourself and set some boundaries.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S., and it cannot be prevented, slowed or cured. One man shares his shares his insights on what it is like to live with this mysterious disease.
Alzheimer's disease is not just an ailment of the elderly, it can affect someone as early as their thirties. Knowing the common signs and symptoms to early-onset Alzheimer's can help you and your family prepare for what's ahead.
People in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease often receive a diagnosis and little else. Pat Summitt sets a powerful example in her efforts to prepare herself and her family for an uncertain future.
As befits a true demon, a diagnosis of this disease comes with a built-in stigma that has the power to dehumanize even the most vivacious person. Research shows that a fear of Alzheimer’s and dementia exceeds the fear of every other type of medical condition except cancer. How do we counteract these stereotypes? In terms of influencing public opinion and changing stigmas, allowing people to discuss their own experiences is the most potent form of transformative storytelling.
Pat Summitt, a woman whose coaching career has made her a champion for women's athletics, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. However, her diagnosis has done nothing to quell her desire to guide her team to future victories.
Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease. For families whose loved one suffers, the question that eventually comes to mind is: "Will I get Alzheimer's if my parent has it?" In some cases, Alzheimer's might be hereditary.