Eating Human Brains Protects Isolated Tribe

Did you know members of the Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea carry a gene that protects them againt degenerative brain diseases? If you are squeamish, you will want to stop reading now. For those still reading, the single gene has been identified in the Fore people and is attributed to the tribe practicing eating the bodies of deceased tribal members ....more

Solanezumab: Maybe Yes, Maybe No

I’m not surprised about the news from the Eli Lilly study of their Alzheimer’s drug solanezumab....more

Will Eli Lilly Alzheimer’s Gamble Pay Off?

We will find out tomorrow if the big gamble by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. has paid off. Read...more

Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress

Many caregivers fall into the trap of believing they have to do everything by themselves. This can be a recipe for diaster....more

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Stress, The Checklist

Mary helps her aging mother two evenings a week and almost all day on Saturday....more

Alzheimer’s Cure! No, It’s Not Pot

A sincere “Thank You” to David Shenk and Rudy Tanzi....more

How Old Do You Feel?

When I was fourteen my beloved Grandmother turned 85....more

Capturing the Alzheimer’s Person’s History

My sisters and I made a big mistake when my father began showing the first signs of Alzheimer’s: We didn’t take the time to capture Dad’s recollections about his childhod. When he died in in 1999, after living with Alzheimer’s for the better part of a decade, Dad’s six siblings were also dead....more

President Reagan & Alzheimer’s, Part 2

Did Ronald Reagan Have Alzheimer’s During His Presidency? Recently, I wrote a post about Ronald Reagan and Alzheimer’s disease....more