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Monday, September 25

DOT: The Newest Alzheimer's Play

VIDEO:

"Dot" is a new play, opening the theater season in St. Louis. The entertaining drama deals with Alzheimer's artistically and factually. Artists teamed up with Washington University's Alzheimer's Center to offer a moving performance and an enlightening panel discussion. See clips from this eye-opening play.

Sunday, September 24

100 Years Fighting Alzheimer's

HISTORY VIDEO:

What progress have we made in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease and dementia? What are the remaining challenges? Find out this World Alzheimer's Month!

Sense-of-Smell Alzheimer's Test

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists' offices. Find out why.

Saturday, September 23

Beware of Common Anticholinergic Drugs

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT:

Memory and thinking work by activating brain cells with acetyl-choline. Alzheimer's drugs boost acetyl-choline. Medicines for other conditions are often anti-cholinergic drugs, which lower acetyl-choline. From allergies to insomnia, these can spell big trouble for people with dementia. Learn which drugs to avoid and what to look out for.

Pharmacists Uniquely Positioned to Assist with Dementia Medications

  • Study reveals patients often struggle to manage their drug regime
  • Community pharmacists could be used more to support patients and carers
  • Some carers find the responsibility of their role stressful

Alzheimer's Agitation Reduced by Dextromethorphan-Quinidine Pill

Aggression and agitation are hard challenges in dementia. An important study may offer some simple answers.

Friday, September 22

When Alzheimer’s Disrupts a Marriage

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Get new insights from a study on marital communication in dementia. See Allan on how his fairytale marriage has weathered his wife's advanced Alzheimer's.

Thursday, September 21

University of California's Alzheimer's Prevention Program

HEALTH VIDEO:

Can Alzheimer's be prevented or is that a false hope? Professor Gary Small, MD, Director of The UCLA Longevity Center, discusses the science of lower Alzheimer's risk. See research-based prevention strategies.

Wednesday, September 20

Robotic Pets Help People with Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

See how calming, effective and engaging robotic pets can be when they serve people with Alzheimer's.

8 Ways Caregivers Care for Themselves

Caregiver (Photo: NIH)TIPS, INFO + FREE HANDBOOK:

Caring for dementia can bring on caregiver burnout. It endangers both patient & caregiver. Learn 8 ways to prevent caregiver burnout and take better care of yourself. Get your free NIH Caregiver Handbook (104 pages).

Tuesday, September 19

Diet, Alzheimer's & The Nigerian Paradox

DIET & NUTRITION VIDEO:

Nigerians have less Alzheimer's, yet they should have more! Why? It's called "The Nigerian Paradox." They have really low rates of Alzheimer’s, despite dangerously high rates of the Alzheimer’s gene (ApoE4). Does Nigeria's diet hold the key?

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