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Wednesday, October 5

Supermarket Checkout Lane for People with Dementia

INNOVATION - VIDEO:

A big supermarket launched a 'relaxed' checkout lane to make life a little less stressful for people with dementia and other vulnerable people.

How to Prepare for Bad Weather with Dementia

ARTICLE & CHECKLIST:

Dementia demands preparation. When bad weather strikes, be ready. Includes checklists to help you prepare and tips on the best ways to ride it out, plus ways to get everyone back on their feet in the aftermath.

Tuesday, October 4

Dad with Dementia Sings: VOLARE!

WONDERFUL SING-A-LONG + LYRICS + VIDEO:

Ted McDermott sings to outwit his dementia. He journeys with son Simon and their dashcam, making famously beautiful music together. Get your smile ready and join in.

Think Well + Smell Well = Low Alzheimer's Risk

DIAGNOSIS NEWS: Nearly all participants with mild memory problems who scored well on two 5-minute screening tests — measuring cognition and the ability to identify odors — had an extra-low risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The tests may offer an accurate way to distinguish between people at risk for Alzheimer’s versus those with ordinary age-related memory decline who don’t need extra testing for dementia.

Monday, October 3

FDA Slams 58 Dangerous Alzheimer's Supplements

NEWS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

17 Alzheimer's supplement manufacturers received FDA warnings about 58 illegal below-standard products.

A Shrinking Fornix is the First Sign of Alzheimer's

The fornix is a small, wishbone-shaped structure deep inside the brain. It provides a person's earliest clues to future cognitive decline. Find out how much it can reveal long before memory loss or dementia appear.

Sunday, October 2

Eggs & Choline - Brain Healthy, Heart Risky

DIET VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Eggs are one of the best sources of choline. In a new study, Biodesign researchers argue that a lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer's. Learn about choline's potential to help the brain and why choline may be risky for the heart.

Communicating Pain in Dementia

A British study has found the brain's core for the "it hurts" experience. Think of what this could do for people with limited communication abilities, such as people with dementia.

Friday, September 30

What Mom & I Did Together Through Dementia

TED VIDEO:

Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother with dementia, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit. They journeyed together brilliantly, despite memory and cognitive loss. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.

Singer Jay Allen Says Music 'Woke Up' Mom with Alzheimer's

MUSIC VIDEO:

Country singer Jay Allen, a contestant on NBC's The Voice, says music helped "wake up" his mom, who had early onset Alzheimer's. Watch now.

Thursday, September 29

Superstars Share Alzheimer's Stories

VIDEO:

From Springsteen to Paisley and Kathy Mattea, musicians share personal experiences of seeing family members fight Alzheimer's.

What is Epigenomics? How Does It Affect Alzheimer's?

Epigenomics enables us to nurture what our genes do through the way we live. Find out how MIT researchers are mastering epigenomics to beat Alzheimer's.