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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A Brain Imaging Technique That’s Better at Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

In an international study, researchers used a new brain imaging method to detect tau protein deposits in the brain that are unique to Alzheimer's disease.

By Diane Domina

10 Things to Do as a Caregiver When You Feel Like You're Not Keeping Up

Before you beat yourself up because your mom or dad have shaggy hair or haven't been to the dentist in way too long – take a look in the mirror. You may be overdue on some things for yourself, too.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Caregiving for Someone Living With Alzheimer's

Mistakes are inevitable when caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's. Some are more avoidable than others. Here are guidelines to avert the most common mistakes.

By The Candid Caregiver

Daytime Sleepiness Could Be Linked to Alzheimer's

Adults who are tired during the day are about three times more likely than those who don’t experience daytime sleepiness to have signs of Alzheimer’s later.

By Diane Domina

Some Have Alzheimer’s Markers, No Dementia

People with Alzheimer’s markers who don't develop dementia have a unique synaptic protein signature that enables them to maintain cognitive function.

By Diane Domina

Ask Better Questions for Better Alzheimer’s Screening

A small study suggests dementia screening test question wording can be confusing and/or trigger emotional responses in many older adults, affecting results.

By Diane Domina

The Link Between Herpes and Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know

Alzheimer's and the herpes virus may seem like unlikely partners, but they may have more in common than scientists once thought.

By Stephanie Stephens

What Are Bedsores and How Can They Be Prevented?

Bedsores can be much more serious than they seem — in fact, complications from bedsores can lead to death. Learn from a board certified nurse on what causes these sores and how to prevent them.

By The Candid Caregiver

Should You Put a Loved One in a Nursing Home? 9 Things to Consider

It's one of the hardest caregiving decisions: Do I move my loved one into a nursing home? A veteran family caregiver offers nine things to consider.

By The Candid Caregiver

Mini-Vacations for Caregivers Who Can't Get Away

While summer is the traditional time for vacations, caregivers often can’t really get away for a weekend out of town, much less a two-week trip. However, there are ways to pack in a mini-vacation without traveling. Here are 10 ideas.

By Dorian Martin

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.