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Thursday, June 30

Robin Williams and the Science of Lewy Body Dementia

SCIENCE SHOW - LBD VIDEO:
Robin Williams brought unprecedented awareness to Lewy Body Dementia. It's a common but not-well-known type of dementia. How did it affect him? Why didn't doctors or family catch it? Science Show offers answers, dissecting what Lewy Bodies are, and what they do to trigger dementia.

Dementia Drugs Help Head AND Heart

Heart COMMON ALZHEIMER'S MEDICATIONS are linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks and death. Learn how major Alzheimer's drugs may be as good for the heart as they are for the brain.

Wednesday, June 29

Aspirin May be Good for Alzheimer's

MEDICATIONS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Aspirin cleared some Alzheimer's plaque in the lab. Plaque is the best-known culprit behind Alzheimer's. Learn about this potential new role for the world's most popular pill.

"Age-Related Memory Loss" Has Nothing to Do with Alzheimer's

VIDEO & ARTICLE - DIAGNOSING MEMORY LOSS:

Forgetful? That does not mean Alzheimer's. Nobel-prize winner Dr. Eric Kandel discovered a key reason we become forgetful. He calls it "Age-Related Memory Loss". It's got nothing to do with dementia. It happens even when we're perfectly healthy. Find out why it occurs.

Tuesday, June 28

How I Feel About My Dementia

A SHORT FILM:

Meet 6 people living fulfilling, interesting lives with dementia. This award-winning, true film will help you understand the needs and feel the feelings of real people with dementia.

How to Long-Distance Caregive

FREE BOOKLETS & CARE TIPS:

Long-distance dementia-caregiving has unique stresses. Learn what to do and how to help. Get a free booklet with suggestions on coping and succeeding.

Monday, June 27

Valuable Legal Advice for the Dementia Journey

MONEY & LAW VIDEO:

ALZ-TALK presents eye-opening legal advice to help plan for dementia's unexpected challenges. Watch this worthwhile primer. It may save you a bit of money and a lot of heartache.

Are F18 PET Scans for Alzheimer's Worth It?

F18 ALZHEIMER'S SCANS offer powerful diagnostic technology, enabling doctors to "see" Alzheimer's plaque. At $3000 to $6000 per person, are they worth it?

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.