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Friday, April 26

Alzheimer's Big-Bang Theory

2 VIDEOS & ARTICLE:

Doctors detected what they believe is a single molecular change that could act as the starting point for Alzheimer's. See Dr. Mark Diamond, Director, UT Southwestern's Center for Alzheimer's, explain their discovery.

A Grandchild for One Day Keeps Dementia Away

CBS NEWS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

An intriguing study of 120 grandmothers might surprise you. Doctors know socially engaged people have better cognition and less dementia. But can a person get too much of a good thing? What's the right balance?

Thursday, April 25

3D Models Explain Alzheimer's Progression

ANIMATION VIDEO:

Watch this amazing scientific film on Alzheimer's. It uses 3D modeling to explain the inner brain mechanisms that trigger the symptoms of dementia.

Wednesday, April 24

Virtual Reality Revolutionizing Dementia Care

AMAZING VIDEO:

M.I.T.'s Rendever takes dementia residents like Miriam Keith back to wonderful places no longer accessible to them. The technology sparks lost memories. It is perfect for dementia care, stimulating and lifting people into new worlds. See how it works.

Alzheimer's Duo: Science to Cure, Music to Cope

TEDx VIDEO:

Dr. Rudy Tanzi is a top researcher in the fight against Alzheimer's. Chris Mann is a famed music star. Learn about the latest research and see how they join forces in this remarkable video.

F18 Scans Diagnose Dementia Better

DIAGNOSING DEMENTIA:

At $3,000 per scan, are F18 Scans worth it? They let doctors see plaque in the brain, the main suspect behind Alzheimer's. They show doctors if, where and how much plaque there is. They can sharpen an Alzheimer's diagnosis or rule it out completely. Learn how F18 Scans improve care and diagnosis.

Tuesday, April 23

What to Expect from Dementia's Brain Changes

TEEPA CARE VIDEO:

Teepa Snow explains what to expect as dementia takes over the brain. Learn how our fascinating brains work and affect our behavior.

Scammability - Dementia's Newest Warning Sign

FIGHTING ELDER ABUSE - VIDEO & ARTICLE:

SCAMMABILITY, or ease of getting scammed, is a good warning sign for dementia. Caused by a loss of social judgement, new research shows this occurs even before thinking or memory problems. Learn the latest findings.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Fights Dementia

NEW VIDEO SEMINAR + ARTICLE:

The University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre is connecting sleep and dementia to explore treatment and prevention.

Monday, April 22

Aphasia: Word Jumbles in Alzheimer's

Jumble of words
LANGUAGE: Aphasia affects a person's ability to communicate. It affects language functions, such as speaking, understanding what others say, and naming common objects. Learn its causes, types and a few tips.

The Positives in a Dementia Diagnosis

Dr. Gregory Jicha has completed an eye-opening study on diagnosing dementia. He said, "The overall assumption is that this diagnosis would have a uniformly negative impact on a patient's outlook on life, but we were surprised to find that almost half of respondents reported positive scores." Learn the benefits people see in getting their diagnosis.

Friday, April 19

How to Interact with a Person with Dementia in Distress

TEEPA SNOW - DEMENTIA CARE VIDEO:

Watch Teepa Snow demonstrate how to reduce stress and resistance in precarious situations.