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There are currently no effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, which causes may elders to live their last years without recognizing their loved ones, and unable to care for themselves. (Shutterstock)

Can the healthy brain offer clues to curing Alzheimer’s?

Study of the "memory centres" of the brain in adults offers hope for detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier -- before the onset of memory loss.
Doctors’ visits can be overwhelming for older people. Syda Productions/

5 questions to ask your aging parents’ doctors

More than 47 million people age 65 and older live in the US, and many need help accessing health care. Here are some questions that grown children should ask their parents' doctors.
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Why a drug treatment for dementia has eluded us

Because we're still not sure exactly what causes dementia, finding a treatment is difficult.
U.S. President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House recently after returning from Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Fredo in the White House: Trump’s rolling chaos

Trump generates chaos every day yet there is scant information in any of it Nonetheless, there are hints about his mental health, the consequences of the Russia probe and the power of women in 2018.
Those caring for spouses with dementia are often isolated, lonely and emotionally overwhelmed. (Shutterstock)

Is it adultery if my spouse doesn’t know who I am anymore?

With people living longer lives and dementia on the rise, it's time to consider whether it's verboten for spouses acting as full-time caregivers to seek love and comfort outside their marriages.
Family members often become primary caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. tonkid/

The two obstacles that are holding back Alzheimer’s research

The first clinical trial examining a drug to treat Alzheimer's was begun 30 years ago. There is still no cure and no known way to prevent the disease. Two factors may contribute to that.
Medical assistance in dying has been legal in Canada since July 2016, but there are no ‘specialists’ responsible for doctor-assisted suicide and many doctors are overwhelmed with requests. (Shutterstock)

Who will be the doctors of death in a time of assisted suicide?

More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
Creating a ‘digital story’ of their memories using photos, music, text and video, can hep dementia patients open up to their fear and move into optimism. (Shutterstock)

Digital life stories spark joy in people with dementia

When dementia patients use photos and music to produce digital stories about events in their lives, they start to remember. They also face their fears about the disease, and experience happiness.

Why are we so afraid of dementia?

A society which values people with dementia is one that values people in general – something we should be running towards, not away from.
Growing patient demands, paperwork and workplace stress take their toll on health-care providers. (Shutterstock)

Stressed? Running on empty? It’s not compassion fatigue

The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.

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