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July 2008

The Glass Seed: A Daughter’s Quest to Understand Her Mother’s Dementia

The Glass Seed: The Fragile Beauty of Heart, Mind & Memory, by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, is a personal account of one woman's journey as she learns to cope with, and understand, her life within the context of history, family and her mother's dementia. Read more →

Is It Right to Convince Mom and Dad to Move Close to the Kids?

Often the adult children need to travel south to handle emergencies. This causes problems with jobs and young kids at home. So they beg their parents to come back home. The parents balk. This is my home, now. I don’t want to leave my friends. I don’t want to leave my church. I don’t want to live in the cold and risk a fall on the ice. Read more →

Arthritis Drug Studies Show Promise for Alzheimer’s Disease

explains a nearly magical response by a person with Alzheimer's disease, to an injection of Enbrel, a TNF (tumor necrosis factor) drug used for rheumatoid arthritis. The man with Alzheimer's hadn't recognized his wife in months. Minutes after doctors injected the drug into the spine of the man with Alzheimer's, he recognized his wife. Read more →

People With Dementia Can Often Enjoy the Past in the Present

My sister was told that her colleague's mother, who was viewing the program, had said to the adult child, "Lawrence Welk looks wonderful. He just doesn't age!" To her, Lawrence Welk is alive and well and not aging, since she's seeing him on television. Read more →

Could Oxidative Stress Be a Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Farther down in the release, there are statements questioning the reason for the characteristic plaques and implying that the plaques may actually begin as the body’s attempt to correct the oxidation that is causing the disease. Will this be the direction of future research? Read more →