Author: Nancy Wurtzel

Nancy Wurtzel, a frequent contributor to thirdAge, is the editor of the blog www.datingdementia.com.

 

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: Did It Work?

Posted by Nancy Wurtzel

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge, the social media videos that went viral during the summer of 2104?  What began as a few videos circulated between some charity volunteers snowballed into … Read More→

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Needed: More Funding for Alzheimer's Research

Posted by Nancy Wurtzel

Here’s an update on funding for Alzheimer’s research: In June, The Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a $400 million increase for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). […]

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Medical Care

The Organ Transplant Gap

Posted by Nancy Wurtzel

In the circle of life, everyone dies.  But what if a part of you could continue living, even after your body has expired?  Thanks to modern medicine, you could extend … Read More→

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Caregiving

More Men Are Becoming Caregivers

Posted by Nancy Wurtzel

The face of today’s caregiver is gradually changing.  While the majority of America’s 43 million unpaid caregivers are still female, an increasing number of men — at least 14.5 million … Read More→

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Caregiving

More Men Are Becoming Caregivers

Posted by Nancy Wurtzel

The face of today’s caregiver is gradually changing.  While the majority of America’s 43 million unpaid caregivers are still female, an increasing number of men — at least 14.5 million … Read More→