Ethnic Groups Vary in Susceptibility to Alzheimer's Disease

EthnicStudies show that many diseases affect ethnic groups differently, with a larger percentage of some groups than others expected to develop these diseases over time. Recently, the first ever study to expand its research with dementia, particularly Alzheimer's, beyond the Black and Caucasian communities has published data that should make us all pay attention. 

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover: Aging Bodies Often House Strong Minds

ElderlyManCaneAdult children are right to be aware of their parents’ physical and mental changes since there’s no way to stop the aging process. However, as a columnist on caregiving and a forum moderator, I’m seeing something very scary happening far too often. Ageism is overtaking common sense and respect. The fact that someone is over 65, and perhaps has arthritis and controlled high blood pressure, does not make this person cognitively unstable.

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UK Reporter Chronicles Dementia Awareness Course: Calls It a “Taste of Hell”

WatercliffThe saying that we can’t really understand another person’s experience until we’ve “walked in their shoes,” has always felt right to me. Intelligent people can be educated to the brim and be able to give excellent book advice. However, it frequently takes someone who has endured an experience similar to ours in order to make us feel thoroughly understood. This is where real hands on advice differs from advice in the abstract.

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