Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease

Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease

Genes play a complex and not yet fully understood role in all living things. Their part in Alzheimer's Disease is no exception....

What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

In Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, problems with memory, judgment, and thought processes make it hard for a person to work and take part in day-to-day family and social life. Changes in mood and personality also may occur. These changes can result in loss of self-control and other problems....

Alzheimer's: Few Clues on the Mysteries of Memory

Alzheimer's: Few Clues on the Mysteries of Memory

Alzheimer's afflicts 1 in 10 people over age 65 and nearly half of all people age 85 and over. People with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years, although some live up to 20 years or more after the first onset of symptoms....

Book Excerpt:  Is It Alzheimer's?

Book Excerpt: Is It Alzheimer's?

Perhaps it's your father, your mother, or even your spouse. You've noticed that he or she isn't quite the same as before, and you've started to worry that it may be Alzheimer's Disease....

Spring into Action Against Seasonal Allergies

Spring into Action Against Seasonal Allergies

By the time her daughter, Brooke, was 18 months old, Nancy Sander of Fairfax, Va., had discovered the child was allergic to much of the environment around her. Her eyes watered and her nose ran constantly. Worse yet, her allergy symptoms triggered frightening asthma attacks....

Taking a Shot at Allergy Relief

Taking a Shot at Allergy Relief

One treatment for people with allergies is injections of small amounts of the substances they're allergic to. This is called immunotherapy....

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief

Seasonal allergies affect more than 22 million Americans, with symptoms occurring anywhere from early spring through late November. Unfortunately, allergies are also poorly understood and inadequately treated by conventional medicine....

Sulfites: Safe for Most, Dangerous for Some

Sulfites: Safe for Most, Dangerous for Some

The Food and Drug Administration estimates that one out of a hundred people is sulfite-sensitive, and that 5 percent of those who have asthma, like Karen (who asked that her last name not be used), are also at risk of suffering an adverse reaction to the substance....