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  • Cures for age-old problems

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    3 days ago

    When it comes to the health of boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 —  there’s both bad news and good. The bad news is that, try as we might, this generation cannot stop the march of time and will increasingly face chronic medical issues that tend to develop with age,...

  • Research seeks alzheimer’s diagnosis with blood test

    March 2, 2016 | 3:46 pm

    The progressive dementia Alzheimer’s disease affects some 35 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 115 million by 2050. Yet, currently, it is not possible to detect the disease before it has caused loss of memory and motor function. Even then, the tests available can...

  • Entering the Promised Land:  The Blessing and Curse of Memory.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 25, 2015 | 12:15 pm

    You arrive at my office with your fiancé.  You have never traveled together.  You sit on a sofa and I turn off the lights.  The projector shows the two of you dining in Paris, climbing Everest, crossing the Nile, zip-lining in Africa, paragliding in Australia.  As you walk out,...

  • Passover 5774/2014 – What Dementia Can Teach Us About Love, Loss and Liberation

    By Salvador Litvak

    April 14, 2014 | 10:08 am

    And I shall inscribe on the tablets the words that were upon the first tablets which you broke, and you shall place them into the ark. (Deut. 10:2)

    Rav Yosef [said], “This teaches that both the second tablets and the broken pieces of the first were placed in the [holy] ark....

  • Enhanced immune system could cure Alzheimer’s

    March 19, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    Imagine being able to inhibit or reverse a universal affliction — brain degeneration — and specific diseases or physical injuries that cause its sudden onset. This is precisely what Michal Schwartz has spent the last two decades studying, with revolutionary results.

    Schwartz is...

  • Weeklong event explores Judaism and wellness

    By Rachel Heller

    April 18, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    When Rabbi Laura Geller learned that her father had Alzheimer’s disease, she struggled with the news. He was only in his 70s, after all, and it was painful for her to watch the man who had raised her — who she said had been “important and powerful and wonderful” in her life — lose...

  • Jewish Home sets PACE for senior care

    January 30, 2013 | 4:05 pm

    Before she was CEO and president of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Molly Forrest regularly flew between Southern California and Oregon to care for her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was not able to participate in local in-home service programs that targeted the...

  • Eveline Leisner, 75

    January 23, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    Eveline Leisner, a longtime French educator, died on Jan. 5 after living with Alzheimer’s disease for 12 years. She was 75. 

    Born in Germany in 1937, she was hidden from the Nazis by a Belgian family, during which she learned French. She said she loved the language because it...