What is the mission of the
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America?
At the time that I established the
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
back in February of 2002, there was
an enormous amount of discussion
around a cure for Alzheimer’s
disease and I, like everyone else,
hope that there is a cure; that
there is something that is
disease-modifying that comes down
the pike which will make Alzheimer’s
disease a non-issue...continued
Detection of Alzheimer's
By Kristine Dwyer, Staff
Dementia itself is not a disease, but rather a
set of symptoms that accompany specific
diseases. Dementia is a general term for
the loss of memory, language and recognition
that is severe enough to interfere with everyday
life. Researchers believe dementia may be caused
by a combination of genetic and environmental
Joint Efforts-Exercise and Arthritis:
What Caregivers Need to Know
By Sean M. Kenny
Exercise is beneficial to most of
us, but exercise is especially vital to patients who
have arthritis. Over 40 million Americans (1 in 7) have
arthritis. Chances are good that you or your loved one
may develop arthritis in the future. Let's explore the
role of exercise with regards to caring for the
By Ryan Mackey
Few diagnoses can create such a
transition from the routine in life, as does arthritis.
Activities such as sports, traveling, and driving are
often too painful to continue, and realizing the
physical limitations can be disappointing. Being a
caregiver in times such as this can be a stressful
situation, but here are some tips that may allow the
caregiver to alleviate a loved one’s emotional and
physical pain associated with arthritis...continued
My father has a long-term care policy. It reports a
1099-LTC form and is HIPAA approved. This policy can
pay me, his son, $11,000 a year for taking care of him.
Do I have to pay income taxes on the money? Social
Security? Medicare? What forms would I need?
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