Alzheimers

Mom, Money and Alzheimer's

When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, it's up to the adult children to protect their finances, by getting power of attorney, monitoring accounts, and using other tactics. Here's how Cameron Huddleston of Kiplinger did it.

Long-Term Elder Care: What It Costs in Your State

Genworth Financial's Cost of Care survey tracked average prices of home care, assisted living facilities and nursing homes across the country, and unsurprisingly, found staggering variations. The priciest state for nursing home care in the U.S. averages more than four times as much as the cheapest.

Don't Let Nana Drive You Into Bankruptcy

For children, excursions with grandmother are an adventure. As time passes, however, the ride into the golden years can get bumpy; if you're financially unprepared, it can take a dramatic turn for the worse, and even drive you and your family into bankruptcy. Here are some steps you can take to prevent that.

Can GE and J&J Help Detect Alzheimer's Earlier?

Medical imaging and diagnostics powerhouse GE Healthcare teams up with pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to research methods of detecting Alzheimer's in patients -- even before they begin to exhibit symptoms of the devastating disease.

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Don't Curb Alzheimer's

Despite earlier studies that hinted that Omega-3 supplements -- commonly sold as fish oil capsules -- might help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows absolutely no benefit for most patients.

The High Costs of Dementia Are Set to Soar Worldwide

Its total worldwide costs for 2010 are estimated to be $604 billion, or around 1% of the world's GDP, according to World Alzheimer Report 2010 from Alzheimer's Disease International. By 2030, that burden could hit more than $1.1 trillion.

Eli Lilly Shelves Potential Alzheimer's Drug

Eli Lilly said Tuesday it is halting the development of an Alzheimer's treatment after studies showed the experimental drug semagacestat not only failed to slow the disease's progression, it actually reduced patients' cognition.

NIH Report on Alzheimer's: There's Nothing You Can Do

The National Institutes of Health delivered a disturbingly negative message this week: None of the methods used to prevent, delay or reduce the severity of Alzheimer's disease have been shown to work. Quite simply, mental stimulation, exercise, diets and dietary supplements accomplish nothing.

Preview: Look for Eli Lilly to Report a Solid Quarter

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly -- maker of Prozac and Cialis -- is expected to post solid fourth-quarter profits on Thursday after a recent restructuring. But the results will likely be lower than the year-ago quarter.

Train your brain, And gain as you age

What fun is retiring well-off if you're not all there to enjoy the ride? Anyone unfortunate to have witnessed the ravages of Alzheimer's certainly...