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Wednesday, December 1

Alzheimer's Risk from Family History

Dr. Rudi Tanzi
GENETICS & LIFESTYLE VIDEO:

How do family history and genetics affect a healthy person's risk of Alzheimer's? Watch Harvard's Top Alzheimer's researcher, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, offer down-to-Earth insights.

Designing Rooms for Dementia

FREE BOOK:

Dementia design improves the independence of people with dementia. This online book is available at no charge. Learn dozens of clever design tips that can make a world of difference.

Tuesday, November 30

Alzheimer's & Dementia - Important Differences

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT:

If you have been confused by the terms "dementia" and "Alzheimer's", or mistakenly thought that they were the same thing, watch this film. Knowing the difference can be essential.

Blood Test for Alzheimer's Predicts Future Cognitive Decline

BREAKTHROUGH: Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict the risk of future cognitive decline and Alzheimer's. The test checks levels of a fragment of the protein tau, a hallmark of AD. Find out more.

Monday, November 29

Our Eyes Offer a Promising Alzheimer's Screen

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Alzheimer’s is difficult to diagnose, but researchers now have a promising new screening tool, using the window to the brain: the eye.

Brain Gym: Listen to Favorite Music

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Researchers in Canada find that listening to one's favorite music, or to music that is personally significant, leads to improvement in the integrity of the brain. Find out more.

Sunday, November 28

Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Dementia By 53%

DIET VIDEO + ARTICLE:

In the largest study of its kind, not getting enough vitamin D turned out to double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s. See why supplements may not be the answer. Find out which foods to eat.

Dementia in Blizzards - How to Prepare

WINTER STORM WATCH - COASTAL ADVISORIES IN EFFECT - People with dementia can be especially vulnerable in a snowstorm. Here are some special steps you can take to help them be prepared.

Friday, November 26

3 Ways to Talk to Dementia

COMMUNICATIONS VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

In Alzheimer's, talking to a loved one can be very frustrating. Here are 3 tips that can help.

Visiting People with Dementia on Holidays

HOLIDAY TIPS:

Celebrating at home or planning a visit? These important dementia-care tips can help make your holiday season the best possible.

Thursday, November 25

Get In & Out of Cars with Dementia

CARS - TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Getting in and out of a car's passenger seat may not be simple, once dementia sets in. The simple task of sitting down and standing up requires special technique. See Teepa Snow restore sanity and simplicity to this important daily activity.

4 Meaningful Thanksgiving Tips

HOLIDAYS WITH DEMENTIA: Thanksgiving Day is a time of togetherness. People with a dementia such as Alzheimer's need a special touch. Here are four insights holiday tips.