The Type of Alzheimer’s You (and Your Doctor) May Not Know About

Memory issues have become so intrinsically linked with Alzheimer’s disease that even small slip-ups—misplaced house keys, having trouble locating the car in a crowded parking lot—can send aging individuals into a tailspin of worry. While memory loss is indeed a sign of dementia and a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, it is only one…

Things We’re Too Old to Say

I’ll never be too old to say I love you. I’ll never be too old to say I’m sorry. I’ll never be too old to ask an obnoxious jerk if he’s this rude to everybody or if he’s running a special just for me. Still, I am too old to…

Is Caregiving Good or Bad for Your Health?

The word “burden” appears almost ubiquitously in headlines heralding the results of research on family caregivers. Many true caregiving stories focus on the immense challenges inherent in looking after an ailing loved one. But a recent Johns Hopkins study aims to turn this traditional notion on its ear. After comparing the number of…