Alzheimer's Disease

Expert information on promising new treatments, practical coping strategies for caregivers, and the latest on prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

Medication Management Tips for Seniors

Older adults comprise 13 percent of the population but account for 34 percent of all prescription medicine use and 30 percent of all over-the-counter medicine use.

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Alzheimer's Disease: A Brain Cell That May Make You Susceptible

Researchers found that the excitatory neurons, or brain cells that are more likely to trigger an action, are more susceptible to a build-up of an abnormal tau protein that is believed to be linked to Alzheimer's.

By Lara DeSanto

Caregiving Humor: If We Don't Laugh We'll Cry

Humor is a powerful tool to relieve caregiving stress. Carol Bradley Bursack weighs in on the difference between laughing at someone who is struggling with dementia and the circumstances.

By The Candid Caregiver

Lung Disease May Raise Risk of Dementia

Your chance of developing dementia may go up if you have lung disease in middle age. Researchers found that lung diseases were linked to mild cognitive impairment, as well as to dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

By Lara DeSanto

Could MRI Scans Predict Dementia?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans could one day be used to predict whether older adults will develop dementia, suggests a small study.

By Diane Domina

How to Plan for Your Loved Ones’ Dying Wishes: Insight From an ER Doctor

When the time comes to either save your loved one, or let them go, are you prepared to honor their wishes? This ER doctor shares his experiences with patients, and why you should let them go.

By The Candid Caregiver

Gift Ideas for the Caregiver in Your Life

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are managing the demands of caregiving and juggling the hustle and bustle of this festive time of year. Here are nine great gift ideas for those caring for others.

By Sara Suchy

"I Want to Go Home:" Guidance for Caregivers of Persons With Alzheimer's

It's one of the most heartbreaking statements Alzheimer's caregivers hear. Carol Bradley Bursack gives expert advice on how to respond.

By The Candid Caregiver

Can Diabetes Meds Lessen Alzheimer's Symptoms?

People with Alzheimer’s disease who are treated with diabetes medications have significantly fewer brain markers of the disease.

By Diane Domina

The Spectrum of Alzheimer’s: An Interview With Gayatri Devi, M.D.

No two people with dementia are the same. Tune into this interview with neurologist and author Gayatri Devi, M.D. to learn about championing persons with Alzehimer’s while supporting the caregiver in a challenging role.

By The Candid Caregiver

This Eye Scan Can 'See' Early Alzheimer's

Results of two studies suggest that an imaging procedure called optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

Carol Bradley Bursack

Caregiver, patient expert

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Lisa Emrich

Patient Expert

Living with MS and RA, Lisa Emrich is a powerful patient advocate who inspires people to live better and stay active.

Carol Bradley Bursack

Caregiver, patient expert

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.