Caregivers

The Challenges of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Our family was not prepared for Mark’s diagnosis, at the age of 54, of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and the forthcoming medical, social and financial challenges it brings. We are so blessed to have found Eskaton Adult Day Health Center where we know Mark is, without doubt, valued, encouraged and …

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Self-absorbed millennials? Not the ones who are caregivers for their elders.

Maggie Gonzalez, 25, hugs her grandfather John L. duFief, 85. She helps care for her grandfather and grandmother, who live in a Rockville senior facility. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) By Tara Bahrampour October 24 Among the benefits of living in an industrialized society is the fact that, as medicine …

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The Surprising Reason Why Some People Fall A Lot

You’re not just clumsy. You might have an infection. By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People arriving at the emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests. Infection-related falls usually affect …

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Man with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease chooses to live in the present

Sandy’s Story: Fighting Alzheimer’s  Tallahassee, Florida (CNN)Sandy Halperin closes his eyes. His expression is pensive, his mouth slightly upturned. Memories, like glints of light, dance inside his mind — a kind of neural film strip. It is 1962. He is in a small neighborhood pharmacy in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father, …

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Family with history of rare Alzheimer’s gene hopes for a cure

Marty Reiswig’s family has history of a rare, inherited form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The 36-year-old could undergo tests to learn if he will also get the disease, but he has chosen not to. “Becoming closer and closer to the age of onset is kind of like a huge storm …

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