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Wednesday, November 30

Care-Partner Journal for Alzheimer's & Dementia

FREE WORKBOOK:

"Care partner” evokes a relationship based on cooperation and common goals. It’s a two way street, fostering person-centered care and mutual feelings of purpose. In this free booklet, Brookdale Care Programs offers helpful hints, practical suggestions, checklists and tables to help make your journey as care partners easier.

Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis # 5: Lyme Disease

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Country music legend Kris Kristofferson Alzheimer's misdiagnosis ruined his career. Turned out he had Lyme disease. Learn about his remarkable recovery and the signs to look for.

Tuesday, November 29

"I Am Sorry, This is Hard" plus 5 More Care Phrases

TEEPA CARE TIPS VIDEO:

Teepa Snow, Dementia-care Specialist, shares 6 key phrases that help you help people with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Forgetfulness Might Depend On Time of Day

MEMORY: Can't remember something? Try waiting until later in the day. Researchers have identified a gene in mice that seems to influence memory recall at different times of day.

Monday, November 28

Harvard's Tau Scans: A Turning Point in Fighting Alzheimer's

TEDx TALKS - VIDEO:

Harvard developed Tau Scan technology to fight Alzheimer's. Dr. Bernard Hanseeuw quit his clinical practice to join them, to help advance prevention and treatment. Watch and be inspired by what he found.

Memantine Improves Lewy Body Dementia & Parkinson's

Namenda / Memantine (Photo: Forrest Pharmaceutical)
OFF-LABEL MEDICATIONS:

Memantine (Namenda / Ebixa) is FDA-approved for Alzheimer's. Learn how it significantly improves memory and attention in Lewy Body Disease, Parkinson's and various types of dementia.

Sunday, November 27

Controlling Your Insulin Level is the Best Way to Prevent Alzheimer's

TEDx HEALTH VIDEO:

Alzheimer's & brain insulin are so strongly connected, it's earned Alzheimer's the nickname, "Type-3 Diabetes." Watch this eye-opening, entertaining video to understand the connection. Find out what you can do.

Better Brain Draining Improves Alzheimer's

RESEARCH PROGRESS:

Improving brain vessel-drainage in the lab enhanced cognitive abilities. Disrupting it increased buildup of Alzheimer’s proteins. Learn why researchers see this as a potentially good way to combat the cognitive decline seen in aging and Alzheimer's.

Friday, November 25

Beer Hops Can Protect Against Alzheimer's

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Beer is one of the oldest and most popular beverages in the world -- but it also has specific health benefits, including the ability to protect against Alzheimer's. Learn more.

Thursday, November 24

Eye Exam for Alzheimer's

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Using technology similar to that in an eye doctors' office, doctors have been developing an eye exam to pre-test for Alzheimer's.

Dark Chocolate Boosts Memory

DIET NEWS - ARTICLE & VIDEO:

These studies show dark chocolate improves memory & mood, boosts immunity and reduces stress as well as inflammation.

Wednesday, November 23

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.