The 7 stages of Alzheimer’s

My mom passed away from this terrible brain disease called “alzheimer’s.”  Sadly, another very close relative has also been afflicted with this deadly disease and is now on stage 7.  My family’s experience with my belated mom’s dementia gave us a greater understanding on how to deal with this terminal disease. There are many clinical […]

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Drug-resistant ‘superbug’ threat mounts [Health News via Wallstreet]

This article is reminiscent of all the times our belated parents were in and out of the hospital due to their terminal illnesses. They were fortunate to overcome several pneumonias of which at times they struggled with  antibiotic-resistant infections, thus extending their hospital stay.  Indeed, after 13 years of caring for mom and dad, we’ve witnessed […]

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Brain Pacemaker May Treat Alzheimer’s [via Mashables]

Last month, surgeons at Johns Hopkins implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient with mild Alzheimer’s, the sixth patient in a multicenter trial of the experimental therapy. The hope is that the electrical stimulation delivered by the device could improve memory and slow cognitive decline in patients with the disease. MIT Technology Review  [via […]

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