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Dementia and Redefining Quality of Life

A mother-daughter journey into the unknown

The idea of dementia or dependence appalled my mother. For many years, she declared, “If I ever get Alzheimer’s, take me out and shoot me!” Her definition of quality of life was firmly grounded in her ability to think and … Continue reading

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A New Study Finds That Patients Are Using Hospice Care Too Late

Researchers discover that patients may get more benefit from earlier care

If you had a terminal illness, how long would you wait before using hospice care? A new study finds that many terminally ill patients wait far too long to make this decision. Researchers from Yale studied the patterns of hospice … Continue reading

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A Virtual Reality Bucket List Helps Dying Patients Travel the World

Virtual reality headsets are giving terminally ill patients once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Diving enthusiast Matthew Hill had always wanted to explore the Great Barrier Reef. But when Hill was diagnosed with bowel cancer, he was forced to put this dream aside. The cancer left Hill’s body in a weakened state. He couldn’t even sit … Continue reading

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YouTube Series “Molly’s Movement” Shows Us What Coping with Dementia Looks Like

Each week, a man films his mother's experiences with Lewy body dementia

Clinically speaking, Lewy body dementia, or LBD, is a brain disorder that impacts a person’s behavior, movement, memory and cognition, along with basic bodily functions like blood pressure and bladder control. But for Joey Daley, this sterile list of symptoms doesn’t … Continue reading

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U.K. Man Checks Items Off Wife’s Bucket List to Raise Awareness for Early-onset Alzheimer’s

Steve Boryszczuk honors his wife's memory by traveling the world, as they had planned to before she died

Steve Boryszczuk has spent the past few years raising awareness for early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and simultaneously honoring his wife, who passed away from the disease when she was just 43. He’s done this by checking items off of her personal … Continue reading

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Daily, Moderate Alcohol Intake Could Contribute to Cognitive Health in Old Age

A new study found that participants who drank alcohol were more likely to live to 85 without cognitive decline

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that daily, moderate alcohol intake may support cognitive health into old age. The study, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggests … Continue reading

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