Taking care of grandkids one day a week helps keep grandmothers mentally sharp, according to a study from the Women’s Healthy Aging Project in Australia; but five-day-a-week caregiving may be bad for grandma’s brain.
BOSTON — We follow up on our recent Alzheimer’s series by examining the expected dramatic increase in the number of patient cases, and what preparation and planning is being done.
BOSTON — Your thoughts on our Alzheimer’s series, “Fade To Darkness.”
Lynne and Patrick Scannell have sung and played music together throughout their marriage. When Patrick was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia three years ago, all of that began to change.
More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. But in reality, the disease touches three times as many people, in the form of 15 million unpaid caregivers. Today, we focus on them.
In 2009, at the age of 62, Ralph Hergert was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As a part of WBUR’s week-long series on the disease, we conclude our day in the life of Ralph and his wife Leslie.
BOSTON — Most of the 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for at home and almost 15 million Americans provide this unpaid care. The intense, round-the-clock care takes an economic, medical and emotional toll on Alzheimer’s caregivers.
BROCKTON, Mass. — There aren’t a lot of people like @maryagneskelley on Twitter. In the past few weeks, she has sent out tweets ranging from: “I love you!!!! Where am I?” to “Hallucinating~*.” Mary is 82 years old, lives in a nursing facility, and has Alzheimer’s disease.
BOSTON — A bill pending in the Legislature would create a new state office to help coordinate, and direct people to, Alzheimer’s resources.
In conjunction with our special week-long series, WBUR hosted an expert panel to discuss the future of Alzheimer’s funding, research and care.