Posts Tagged ‘Baby Boomers’


Surprising Number of People with Alzheimer’s Disease Live Alone

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that nearly half of those over age 85 have Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable condition that robs seniors of their minds and eventually their lives. What’s more, an estimated 60 to 70 percent of those with Alzheimer’s disease live alone, according to the Association. With a generation of baby boomers rapidly moving […]

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Take Cancer over Alzheimer’s in a Heartbeat-The Brutal Truth about Early On-set Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

It was 1991. Traveling between New York and Portland, 34-year-old Chris Gorham managed $100 million worth of bargaining power in women’s apparel for Nordstrom. An avid reader, fiercely independent and fashionably dressed, Chris’s childhood losses hastened feelings of mortality and motivated her to live each day as a gift. Now 50, Chris takes 14 pills […]


Golfing Reawakens Dementia’s Muscle Memories

Names, dates, places — such memories are lost to the unforgiving chasm of Alzheimer’s disease. But when 84-year-old Jim Byerlee stepped up to the driving range at Cupertino’s Deep Cliff Golf Course, he swung with the graceful rhythm of a long-ago athlete, sending the ball skyward in an elegant arc. “You get lucky sometimes,” said […]