Alzheimer’s: Why Are We Doing So Little?

I love TED Talks!  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to TED.com and search for anything — but please come back.  TEDMED extends into the world of medicine and wellness, which is where the video below is from. Gregory Petsko, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Brandeis University, gives a presentation […]

Alzheimer’s Disease is Killing My Mom

Alzheimer’s disease is killing my mom.  Sounds harsh, but it’s true.  It’s deliberately taking over my mom’s brain like a wildfire out of control.  It’s an insidious, controlled blaze that is slowly and methodically destroying the parts of her brain responsible for memory, language, reasoning, walking, swallowing and eventually breathing. It’s a long drawn out […]

Coffee May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

               I have been reading that drinking a few cups of coffee everyday could prove beneficial in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.  Now there’s a new study out that further supports this claim. The people at Science Daily say, Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk […]

The Stages of Alzheimer’s and My Mom

Narrated by David Hyde Pierce from Frasier, the clear and concise video below has helped me understand the approximate stage of Alzheimer’s my mom is in.   The brain function descriptions without all the medical gobbly goop is as refreshing as it is educational. It’s obvious that my mom’s Alzheimer’s is progressing along the described […]

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

What’s Alzheimer’s?  It had to happen sooner or later, so it may as well be now.  This is dry stuff, but it’s short and to the point. Stick with me. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Derived from Latin, dementia literally means “without mind”. There are static forms of dementia caused by […]

The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention

Corinthian columns standing tall on a sunny day.

Contrary to popular belief, memory loss is neither a normal nor natural process of aging. But, if you want to maintain the strength and vitality of your brain as you age, you must take a proactive role. Just as your body needs strength-building exercise to keep your muscles fit, so does your brain. There is […]