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This man is revolutionizing our understanding of motor neuron diseases and dementias

A new study is seen as confirming the relevance of this neurotoxic pathway, according to a new article. This paper also confirms TDP-43 inhibition as a viable therapeutic option for the treatment of neurologic disorders, including Alzheimer disease.

Emotional security system

A security system that analyses a user's brainwaves could determine whether the user is in a fit mental state to be granted access to resources, suggests new research.

Alzheimer’s Every Minute Counts

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, will premier on January 25, 2017, at 10pm ET on PBS. This film is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. By Alzheimer's Reading Room The future costs for Alzheimer’s threaten to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid, and the life savings of millions of Americans. Show More Summary

5 Myths About Refugees

If we really want to help refugees succeed, here are five myths we need to get beyond.

As A Psychiatrist, I Thought I’d Be Immune To Postpartum Depression. I Was Wrong.

Today’s post comes from Dr. Aparna Iyer, a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. She also has a private practice in Frisco, Texas. By Aparna Iyer I am a psychiatrist who treats mental health issues during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Show More Summary

Is It OK To Have Fun When Someone Is Dying?

Sure, you need to take death seriously. If you were of sufficient illumination, you could take it as a gift, even. But even a regular guy like you can take it playfully.

Meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss in adults at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, scientists found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss. 

Should Kids Do Chores? Hint – It’s good news!

In today’s world, our children seem to need every advantage to succeed. Their time is precious and should not be wasted. There’s so much to learn, music, computers and don’t forget sport! So, should kids do chores? Or would that time...Show More Summary

Why Music Matters

You haven't outgrown the music of your teenage years. You just need reminding. So when you are down, bring out the CDS and tapes of your favorite music.

Did breastfeeding pressure lead a new mother to suicide?

How much suffering will it take before we repudiate the pressure tactics of breastfeeding advocates?

Bullet Journals Help Adults with ADHD Stay Organized

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 01/20/2017. ADHD Marriage: Organization My daughter introduced me to the Bullet Journal – her method for really staying organized.  It works…knock me over with a feather! Unless they are on a white boardShow More Summary

What if You Were Granted One Wish, What Would It Be?

If you truly want peace and happiness, accept what is happening now, as what is supposed to be happening now.

Thank God the Holidays Are Over: Coping with Diabetes

How can I enjoy social gatherings if I have diabetes? Holiday gatherings can be stressful for men and women coping with diabetes.

Adolescent Depression: Early Mental Health Services Are Key

Young teenagers with depressive symptoms—who make contact with mental health services—are seven times less likely to develop major depressive disorders later in life, study shows.


By Rick Green “I don’t believe in ADHD.” “Isn’t that just a big Pharmaceutical scam?” “It’s just the internet.” You’ve probably heard stuff like this. Probably again and again. You may be sick of hearing it. We actually did a contest on Facebook for “The Dumbest Thing Anyone Ever Said To You About ADHD.” It […]

Alzheimer's Patients Wander Due to Excess Tau In the Brain's Navigational System

Sixty percent of Alzheimer's patients wander and get lost. This can lead to injury, harm and even death. By Alzheimer's Reading Room It is important to note that 60 percent of Alzheimer's patients are likely to wander. One of the things...Show More Summary

My Dad Goes Missing, Wanders Around, and is Finally Found

We learned later that my father had become disoriented and lost. He did not have a cell phone, remember the name of the hotel where he and my mother were staying, remember my mother’s cell phone number, and he was unable to ask for help. Show More Summary

In Alzheimer's, excess tau protein damages brain's GPS

Researchers have linked excess tau protein in the brain to the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer's disease patients. The findings, in mice, could lead to early diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's and point to treatments for this common and troubling symptom.

Procrastination, Depression and Creativity

A brief post to highlight a recent podcast and a book that anyone troubled by procrastination will want to listen to and read, respectively.

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