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Moms First: Program provides support to care givers of those living with dementia

It’s estimated that four and a half million people are living with dementia here in this country and that number is expected to quadruple by the year 2050.

A program is providing support to care givers.

Experts say there are not enough health care facilities in our community and throughout the country. So we as […]

Cannabis For Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s Diseases -An Interview With Dr. Ethan Russo

Dr. Ethan Russo is a world-renowned authority on the medicinal use of cannabis; an academic researcher, author and industry leader whose expansive knowledge of cannabis therapeutics spans history, cultures and its myriad applications for improved health and wellbeing. A board-certified neurologist and former Senior Medical Advisor at GW Pharmaceutics, Dr. Russo is currently Director […]

A cure for Alzheimer’s is not possible without you | Opinion

It’s been 18 months since Nashville legend Glen Campbell died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Glen and his family bravely shared his heartbreaking journey in the hope of inspiring better care and research for the disease, for which there is no known cure. Glen even sang about it: “I’m never gonna […]

When a spouse has Alzheimer’s

When Dan Gasby, the husband of model and lifestyle guru B. Smith — who has Alzheimer’s — went public recently with his relationship with a new woman, it sparked fallout worthy of a tabloid tell-all: outrage, name-calling and an uncomfortable appearance on “The View.”

But the real reveal wasn’t Gasby’s new romance, or even the […]

Classifying Alzheimer’s disease

Right now, 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to exceed 14 million by 2050. While there’s no cure for this common brain disease, scientists may now be able to classify it better.

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.

“And once it begins, it’s something […]

More And More, People With Alzheimer’s Are Shrugging Off Outdated ‘Tragedy Narrative’ And Finding Joy In Dementia

It might be better to try a more adaptive, counterintuitive approach to the disease, some health experts are now saying. Earlier generations approached the disease with shame and frustration, which is “extremely unhelpful to families and their elders,” says geriatrician Bill Thomas. News on public health focuses on sepsis; sunscreen; black lung disease; food allergies; […]

40 Sites Across The Country To Test New Alzheimer’s Drug

The University of California, San Diego, through its Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)—the largest Alzheimer’s clinical trials consortium in the United States—is coordinating a new national clinical trial for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). And all sites are currently looking for volunteers.

A progressive, fatal neurodegenerative dementia that accounts for 60 – 80 […]

Letter, 2/24: Bills would aid dementia caregivers

Every day, 82,000 caregivers across Nebraska provide care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. They do this because family is a core Nebraskan value.

Dementia caregivers spend more than $10,000 per year, out-of pocket, on caregiving expenses, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. LB69, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, creates […]

Dementia: Caregiver self-care is essential

There are many challenges someone caring for a loved one with dementia faces. More than people realize, said Angie Athman, social worker at Horizon Health.

Caregivers are the people who get up multiple times during the night to meet their loved one’s needs. They are the ones who prepare meals, take them to appointments, make […]

IN DEPTH: Communities foster dementia friendliness

It was a gloomy winter Thursday morning, but the aroma of chocolate and spices brightened up the memory cafe’s atmosphere.

All of the people who filed in to the Sauk Prairie Community Center carried a cup of some kind — not only for the hot chocolate that would be served later, but mainly […]