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Ask Ada: My Mother With Dementia Thinks I Abandoned Her

Plus: how to help a person sliding into depression after a breakup.

I Am A Psychopath, Studying Other Psychopaths

Dr. James Fallon was studying the brain scans of serial killers when he noticed something: their brains looked just like his.

How To Talk To Someone With Dementia

Someone with Alzheimers or another memory-related disease can still have a fulfilling life, but the onus is on you to learn new communication skills to help them.

8 Books That Can Help Kids & Teens Understand Dementia

When a loved one has Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, it can be hard to explain what's happening to your kids. But storytelling can help.

How iPods, iTunes And Spotify Can Help Treat Dementia

Founded in 2006, Music and Memory is helping prove that music can be a powerful healing tool, especially for the elderly.

Two Traumatized Brains, Aligned

As I recover from a stroke, I am better able to understand and relate to my mother's Parkinson's.

The Memory Queen

When Alzheimer's took my grandfather's memory, I started writing a fairy tale to make sense of our loss. But dementia cannot be defeated like a fairy tale queen.

No Silver Lining

My husband's slow descent into delirium had no upside, but it failed to diminish my love for him, or the effect he'd had on my life.

This Retired Pharma Exec Is Trying To Cure Alzheimer’s In The Black Community

After his mother got Alzheimer's, Willie Deese used his money and connections to confront diversity issues within the pharmaceutical industry head on.

Warding Off Alzheimer’s With Tumeric And Brain Games

When my mother was 59, she started experiencing the first symptoms of dementia. Now nearing 50 myself, I'll try anything to stave off the same fate.

What To Do When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's is often called the "family's disease." There's a reason for that, says Ruth Drew of Chicago's Alzheimer's Association: with dementia, the whole family's in it together.

How To Help A Loved One With Dementia

Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer's Speaks, explains why we shouldn't try to capture the people we love in a freeze-frame, even at the end of their lives.