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Festivus: The Reason for the Season
In my home, Festivus has become a holiday fixture. We view the day as a little oasis of fun amid the holiday hubbub. In case you are considering a Festivus celebration, here are four Festivus lessons that may either persuade or dissuade you....
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A post that I wrote several years ago.
I first noticed signs of my mother's dementia symptoms during a trip home to Minnesota about four years ago. I remember feeling panicked. You see, my dad had
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Are Alzheimer's and dementia one in the same?  Read about it on my blog, Dating Dementia.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the meaning and use of the terms Alzheimer's and dementia. Additionally, Alzheimer's has become a dreaded word and many
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Not craving grandbabies is a realization I've come to over time. For many years, I'd been playing a bit of a charade with friends and family....
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What modern holiday made its debut on a popular television show in the late 1990s? ; Seinfeld devotees know the answer. ; Festivus!Today, Festivians around the globe commonly mark the holiday on December 23. ; The celebration comes with a catchy tagline, "Festivus for the rest of us," and little else. ; Yes, it is a holiday about nothing. ; Yet, for many, like me, it is enough. ; Festivus famously allows people to make of it what they will.
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I'm a creative writer, blogger and public relations professional
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    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Wurtzel Communications
    Owner, 2008 - present
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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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  • St. Cloud State University
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We're Living Longer. Is That Good?
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Americans are living longer. Life expectancy in the U.S. has risen to 78.8 years for those born in 2012 or after, according to a story in US

Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers Identify PART, Primary Age-Related Tauop...
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A scientific team announced late last year it has identified yet another type of neurological disease. It's called PART or primary age-relat

What I've Learned About Alzheimer's Disease
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Aging Relatives and Memory Loss: The Holiday Eye-Opener for Adult Children
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During the month of January, the phone lines are always busier than usual at the Alzheimer's Association. The holidays are over and adult ch

What Julianne Moore Didn't Mention in her Golden Globes Acceptance Speech
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I was rooting for Julianne Moore to take home a Golden Globe on Sunday night and cheered when she did just that. Moore stars in Still Alice,

Alzheimer’s Disease and When to Have the Driving Conversation | Dating D...
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I'm a huge fan of the CBS news show Sunday Morning. It's 90 minutes of quality programming that I look forward to every week. This week's Su

The Human Brain: A Three-Pound Wonder
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The human brain. It weighs just over three pounds and is made up of more than 100 billion neurons. It's often called the control center, eng

A Modern Dilemma: Can Society Require Adult Children to Visit Aging Pare...
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When my mom was still alive, my sister and I often visited her in assisted living and later in memory care. Many times, we would be the only

Glen Campbell’s Legacy: “I’ll Be Me” | Dating Dementia
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I love documentaries, and often pick one over a regular movie. Even so, I wasn't so sure about seeing "I'll Be Me," the Glen Campbell docume

Alzheimer's Abuse Caught on Take in Winter Haven, Florida Nursing Home
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Captured on video: Two nursing assistants at Palm Gardens Nursing Home in Winter Haven, Florida repeatedly hitting and abusing a 76-year-old

Atypical Types of Dementia: Hippocampal Sparing Alzheimer's Disease
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Earlier this year I started hearing about a variant type of dementia called hippocampal sparing Alzheimer's disease, which results in sympto

A Teenager Steps Up to Help People Living with Alzheimer's | ThirdAge
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Sometimes the mother of invention isn't necessity, it's a 15-year old boy scout. Kenneth Shinozuka wants to become a neuroscientist and find

A Global Perspective: The Financial Cost of Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
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Yesterday, I wrote about the Third Annual Worldwide Alzheimer's month. Now, I'm sharing information about the significant financial devastat