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Sunday, June 26

When I Say, "I Have Alzheimer's," Please Don't Say, "Oh!"

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S - VIDEO TIP:

See Brian LeBlanc share the lively way he handles his friends and his Alzheimer's in ordinary conversations.

Breakfast Eggs Don't Increase Dementia Risk

DIET VS. CHOLESTEROL: High serum cholesterol levels have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as increased risk of memory disorders. But how does that really affect what you eat?

Friday, June 24

Worried About a Driver with Alzheimer's? Check These 5 Warning Signs

DASHCAM VIDEO + CARE TIPS + ARTICLE:

In this dashcam video, a man with dementia zooms his BMW towards police at highway speed. Check out these warning signs, along with helpful checklists.

Sugar-Studded Protein Linked to Alzheimer’s

RESEARCH ARTICLE:

Researchers have found that a sugar-studded protein could be key to stopping the progression of Alzheimers. Find out more.

Thursday, June 23

Whatever Happens, We're Definitely Doing It Together

VIDEO - MARRIAGE & DEMENTIA:

A filmmaker explores how Alzheimer’s revealed the true strength of his mother's and father's marriage.

Bring Back the Fun (Activity Ideas for Caregivers and People with Dementia)

BOOK OF THE WEEK:

“Bring Back the Fun” is a collection of activities for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It's great for families at home, professional in-home care providers and leaders of group programs.

This book is loaded with ideas to enrich the lives of the person you care for… ideas you can put to use today. The book has become a popular activities handbook. See the many enthusiastic customer reviews.

Wednesday, June 22

What Starts Alzheimer's, What Stops It?

HEALTH VIDEO:

For the first time since Alzheimer's was discovered 100 years ago, researchers are providing practical information to help fight Alzheimer's, instead of well-meaning, but useless, explanations. Learn how vascular problems trigger Alzheimer's decades before symptoms appear. See how that knowledge helps people lower risk and slow its advance.

Today's Sleep Patterns Predict, Prevent Tomorrow's Alzheimer's

NEUROSCIENTISTS have discovered they can estimate when Alzheimer's is most likely to strike a person, based on his or her sleep pattern. The best defense: plenty of deep, restorative sleep. And there's more.

Tuesday, June 21

Looking for New Ways to Solve Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on new methods drug companies are developing to combat Alzheimer's.

Sundowning Care Tips

AGITATION & ANXIETY IN ALZHEIMER'S:

Get these tips for coping with "sundowning". (Sundowning is restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon or early evening in Alzheimer's.)

Monday, June 20

Emergency Rooms & Alzheimer's Patients

EMERGENCY BAG CHECKLIST: People with Alzheimer's need to be prepared for an emergency. Simple planning now will make future hospital trips a lot less stressful. Ease visits by preparing today for emergencies, as well as routine stays. Check out these tips.

Sunday, June 19

How Green Tea Blocks Alzheimer's

DIET: McMaster University uncovered new clues on how EGCG in green tea blocks the Alzheimer’s cascade. Their research was on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Learn how it works.