August 29, 2016

Avoiding Memory Loss After Sedation

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

26% of people undergoing surgery left their Intensive Care Unit with new Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. See why surgeons confirm the risk. Learn 4 ways to avoid it.

August 28, 2016

Alzheimer's, Aluminum, Tea?

FOOD VIDEO:

If you are concerned about Alzheimer's, "steps should be taken to lessen human exposure to Aluminum," according to The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. How? Here are some simple tips to fine-tune your diet.

Sleep Tips to Fight Alzheimer's

Senior asleep Sleep is restorative and refreshing to the brain. Poor sleep aggravates dementia and increases Alzheimer's risk. Check out these tips for a better night's sleep.

Why Bother with a Dementia Diagnosis?

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Why get a diagnosis if Alzheimer's can't be cured? Watch England's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt explain some reasons why it's worth the trouble and can make all the difference in the world.

August 26, 2016

25 Ways to MEND Memory

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HEALTH VIDEO+ARTICLE:

MEND is UCLA's personalized program to reverse memory loss. In the university's MEND study, nine of 10 participants displayed significant improvement in their memories. Learn how.

Dementia Drugs Slow Heart Rate, Provoke Fainting

A box of Aricept Memory drugs for Alzheimer's cause slower heart rates and even fainting. The magnitude of these risks are not always made clear to patients. Learn about side-effects, avoiding a pacemaker and injuries from falls.

August 25, 2016

Sometimes we need someone... (Thought of the Week)

Painkiller Mefenamic Acid: Completely Reversed Mice Memory Loss

Mefenamic Acid, a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug, successfully treated Alzheimer's in the lab. The University of Manchester showed how this medication completely reversed memory loss and brain inflammation in mice.

Overboosting Memory Impairs It

MEMORY:

In Alzheimer's, it's hard to find a way to boost memory. New research has uncovered a big reason why. It seems that over-boosting memory cells in the brain may be worse than not boosting them at all. Can this information help researchers find a "Goldilocks" mix that is not too much, not too little, but rather "just right"?

Car Tune: "I've Got You Under My Skin" By Dad with Dementia & Son

FRESH MUSIC VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Enjoy this duet between a father with dementia and his son. What a delightful triumph of spirit over Alzheimer's! Sing-a-long if you like!

Aline & Walt's Life with Dementia: Stage 5

VIDEO:

Aline has Alzheimer's. Her husband Walt cares for her in the comfort of their home. Share their journey through Stage 5 Alzheimer's, as Aline describes her feelings and Walt conveys his challenges.

August 24, 2016

Picking Up the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer's

Short-term memory lapses are obvious signs of Alzheimer's, but other tell-tale signals begin to show much earlier. Learn how to look for semantic impairments, such as simple questions about size.

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