Friday, March 16

Alzheimer's & Dementia - Important Differences


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.

Thursday, March 15

Which Women Have Better Memory?

In the battle of the sexes, women have long claimed that they can remember things better and longer than men can. An important study sheds new light on the matter.

Are F18-PET Scans for Alzheimer's Worth It?

F18 scans are a great dementia technology. They let doctors "see" Alzheimer's plaque. At $3000 to $6000 per person, are they worth it?

Wednesday, March 14

3 Ways to Talk to Dementia


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

Why I Need a 3rd Party


Big changes happen to people with dementia. Even bigger are the surprises caregivers experience. Dementia-Expert Teepa Snow has great tips on how to handle them.

Tuesday, March 13

Diagnosing Dementia's Symptoms for Nurses & Caregivers


Doctors, nurses and caregivers must work together to diagnose Alzheimer's. There simply is no one-stop test. Even after considering signs and symptoms, changes in patients often reveal diagnosis-changing details. Learn how you can help make and maintain an accurate diagnosis.

Treating Dementia with Lewy Bodies


Everything you wanted to know about treating dementia with Lewy Bodies, in clear terms, by leading expert Dr. Geoff Kerchner, MD, PhD, Neurologist and Neuroscientist at Stanford's Center for Memory Disorders.

Monday, March 12

Saturday, March 10

It's Not Alzheimer's. It's Just MCI.

20% of people over 65 have mild memory and thinking problems that don't interfere with day-to-day life. Doctors call this MCI, short for Mild Cognitive Impairment. Find out more about what it is and what to do about it.

Friday, March 9

Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Dementia 53%


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.

Sunlight Lightens Vascular Dementia

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Sunlight improves vascular health. That's good for your heart. Discover the good things it does for your brain.