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Here’s the latest news on more money for Alzheimer’s research: Yesterday (June 6, 2016), The Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a $400 million increase for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) led the bipartisan proposal. I burst into tears when I …
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Read about my sister's lung transplant and find out how anti-rejection meds may protect her brain post-transplant.
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New York Times does it the best.  Wish I could write this well...incredible reporting about a woman living with Alzheimer's disease.
“Fraying at the Edges” First-Hand Alzheimer’s Story If you have ever wondered what Alzheimer’s disease feels like in the early stages, look no further than N.R. Kleinfield’s lengthy feature in the New York Times, “Fraying at the Edges,” about Geri Taylor. Geri’s story begins in 2012 when she first began noticing memory issues. The feature …
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Read my six-part story on ThirdAge about my sister's journey through Lung transplantation. http://thirdage.com/my-sisters-lungs-part-one/
pulmonary fibrosis, lungs, transplant
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Read About My Personal Story Regarding Organ Donation...
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I’m looking at every option for keeping my brain healthy now and for the long-term. In Tuesday’s post, I examined chronic anger and how it, along with the resulting stress, adversely affects the body and the brain. It isn’t practical to think anger can, or ever should, be completely eliminated. However, there must be some …
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More Research Funding is Coming!  Finally!!!!!  Tx to Alzheimer's Assocation...could not have happened without them.
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Wow, this is a very moving story. Dementia doesn't care if you are a celebrity or wealthy...I highly suggest you read this!
She describes the fear, grief and joy of her family's journey in a new memoir.
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Do We Now Live in 'The Age of Alzheimer's'?
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This is some interesting news about a new Alzheimer's research partnership.
Recently, I came across information online about the Critical Path Institute (C-Path), a non-profit based in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 2005, C-Path connects scientists from the FDA, academia and industry with the hopes of collaboration. A public-private partnership, C-Path aims to accelerate the pace of research. It also promotes systems to reduce the costs of …
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A Different Take on Caregiving...
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Have you ever wondered?  Take a read to find out...
Irate people seem to be everywhere these days, on airplanes, in cars, at school, at sporting events, on social media and at political rallies across the country. It makes me wonder, has anger reached a new high in America? If so, how is it affecting the human body, and more specifically how does anger affect …
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Boomer, PR professional, Blogger, Avid Reader, Empty Nester, Feminist, Caregiver and Traveler. Read my funny, somewhat twisted midlife blog, Dating Dementia http://www.datingdementia.com  about making big changes at midlife.  Also find my writing on The Huffington Post, Vibrant Nation, MariaShriver.com, The Alzheimer's Reading Room & BlogHer.
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I'm the single mom of a college-age daughter who goes to school in Boston.
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More Money for Alzheimer's Research - Dating Dementia
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Here’s the latest news on more money for Alzheimer’s research: Yesterday (June 6, 2016), The Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee ha

"Fraying at the Edges": N.R. Kleinfield Excells Again - Dating Dementia
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“Fraying at the Edges” First-Hand Alzheimer’s Story If you have ever wondered what Alzheimer’s disease feels like in the early stages, look

Gift of Life: Organ Donation is Heroic Gift - Dating Dementia
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Better late than never? April was National Donate Life Month. I meant to share information about organ donation, but the days slipped away a

How Can I Manage Anger and Protect My Brain? - Dating Dementia
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I’m looking at every option for keeping my brain healthy now and for the long-term. In Tuesday’s post, I examined chronic anger and how it,

How Does Anger Affect the Brain? - Dating Dementia
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Irate people seem to be everywhere these days, on airplanes, in cars, at school, at sporting events, on social media and at political rallie

It's Time to Politicize Caregiving - Dating Dementia
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No matter which way you lean politically, you can and must let your voice be heard on the intertwined topics of Alzheimer’s disease and care

Fear of Dying Alone: People Dread a Lonely Death - Dating Dementia
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In 2014, in the middle of a hot New York City summer, George Bell, a 73-year-old man died alone in his Queens, New York apartment. About a w

When Alzheimer's Caregiving Ends - Dating Dementia
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Handling the death of a loved one is difficult, but those who have been caregiving often have an especially difficult time. Additionally, an

Alzheimer's Caregiver Burnout - Dating Dementia
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Many times in my blog, I’ve written about being a caregiver for my mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. People sometimes ask me about caregiv

Help Needed: Alzheimer's Researchers! - Dating Dementia
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Money Attracts the Best Alzheimer’s Researchers It’s no secret money attracts the best and the brightest. In the U.S., we’re on the cusp of

Alzheimer's Association Helpline Operates 24/7 - Dating Dementia
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Did you know the Alzheimer’s Association has a telephone helpline that you can call any time of the day or night? And, that their helpline i

Time Magazine Features New Alzheimer's Approaches and Research - Dating ...
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Time magazine arrived in my mailbox on Saturday. The cover art features an outline of a woman taking a bright blue pill along with the headl

Can Alzheimer's Caregivers Care Too Much? - Dating Dementia
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Caregivers Help Those in Need Four years ago I left Los Angeles, my home for more than three decades, and moved back to my native Minnesota

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Welcome to the Minneapolis-St. Paul WordPress User Group! Stay cool. We've got this. Check out our website for a calendar of events, Slack,

What to Buy for Christmas When Mom, Dad or Someone You Love Has Dementia...
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Holiday Shopping for Someone With Dementia What if someone in your family has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia? What if he or

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Aging Parents and Alzheimer's Disease - Dating Dementia
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What do Bruce Springsteen, Princess Jasmine Aga Kahn, Rick Steves and Candy Crowley have in common? Each has either an aging parent who is c

Dear God, My Mother Has Alzheimer's Disease, Please Help Her Die - Datin...
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Dear Readers: This Blog Post Was First Published in 2013 When My Mother Was in the Latter Stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Mom Died in Novembe

Memory Loss, Is it Alzheimer's? - Dating Dementia
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Warning signs that might be a sign of real memory loss. Should I be concerned about my memory?

Fear of A Lonely Death | ThirdAge
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By Nancy WurtzelLast year, in the middle of summer, George Bell, a 73-year-old man died alone in his Queens, New York apartment. His body wa