The Four Lessons of Festivus

What modern holiday made its debut on a popular television show in the late 1990s?...more

Aging Parents and Alzheimer’s Disease

What do Bruce Springsteen, Princess Jasmine Aga Kahn, Rick Steves and Candy Crowley have in common? Each has either an aging parent who is currently living with Alzheimer’s or a parent who died from the disease. Alzheimer’s and Aging Parents Rock icon Bruce Springsteen has talked movingly about what he and family members are going through with his father’s Alzheimer’s journey ....more

Caregivers Find Coloring Reduces Stress

Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids Anymore Caregivers take note: Today’s kids had better hold onto their crayons because coloring isn’t just for them anymore....more

Memory Loss, Is it Alzheimer’s?

It’s common for older adults to experience some memory issues and forgetfulness. However, when should someone be concerned about memory lapses?...more

Can You Catch Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Media Coverage “Is Alzheimer’s Contagious?”...more

Resolving Issues Between Silbing Caregivers

A revealing study by AARP in conjunction with the National Alliance for Caregiving revealed some interesting facts about family caregivers. When the 2009 survey asked primary caregivers if other relatives pitched in to help, 7 out of 10 said ‘yes.’...more

Primary & Secondary Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents Recently retired and hoping to spend time traveling, Jeanne instead finds her life has taken a different direction. Over the past year, she’s become the primary caregiver for her aging parents, both in their late 80s....more

The Hidden Casualties of Alzheimer’s

The emotional, physical and financial consequences of Alzheimer’s diease is difficult to comprehend . Currently, 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease and it is estimated that 16 million will have Alzheimer’s disease by the year 2050. Behind these numbers are some even larger numbers, representing Alzheimer’s caregivers throughout the United States....more

Your Brain Has its Own Fingerprint

Latest Brain Discoveries are Remarkable A new study recently revealed each person has his or her own individual fingerprint of brain activity....more

Do You Need a Personal Health Journal?

When I was caregiving for my mother, who lived with Alzheimer’s for the better part of a decade, the days were often a blur....more