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Friday, February 15

5 Smart Ways to Face Alzheimer's

Lady with Alzheimer's
VIDEO:

See how one lady faced the stigma of Alzheimer's and rose above its storm clouds. Learn why she continues to take part in her community and how she lives life with dementia to the fullest.

FDA Slams 58 Dangerous Alzheimer's Supplements

BREAKING NEWS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

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

Thursday, February 14

Irisin, Increased by Exercise, Protects the Brain

Senior Exercising
PREVENTION RESEARCH: Irisin is a neuroprotective protein. The brain makes irisin when you exercise, activating learning and memory genes. Learn how irisin protects brain cells from Alzheimer's plaque. Find out what increasing irisin can do to your memory.

Seniors Avoid Memory Tests

DIAGNOSIS: Many seniors know their memory and thinking abilities have gone downhill. They also know Medicare offers free cognitive tests. Yet 50% of these seniors won't take one. Find out why they don't and why they should.

"I Want to Go Home" Dementia Tip

TEEPA VIDEO:

What do you do when someone with dementia insists on going home, again and again? Watch Teepa Snow do it with style, in yet another great care video.

Virtual Dementia Tour's Patent

Woman putting goggles and headphones on caregiverVIDEO & ARTICLE:

500,000 family and professional caregivers have experienced The Virtual Dementia Tour®. It simulates Alzheimer's for caregivers. It boosts their level of care and motivation. See how it works.

Wednesday, February 13

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.

Friday, February 8

Pseudodementia is Often Curable

Sad senior lady
Pseudodementia walks and talks like dementia, but it often responds positively, with treatment permanently improving cognition. Learn how recognizing the difference can change one's life.

Identity & Alzheimer's: "Am I Going to Be the Same Person?"

TEDx VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Alzheimer's affects identity. "Embodiment" helps keep identity, despite Alzheimer's. See Neurologist Jules Montague on embodiment preserving identity in the face of Alzheimer's. Learn how it connects us and protects healthy relationships.

Thursday, February 7

8 Medication Questions for Caregivers to Ask Doctors

Pills (Photo: WIkimedia.org) MEDICATION CARE TIPS:

People with Alzheimer's generally take a lot of medicine. Some drugs boost memory and cognition, while others help with mood, behavior and other conditions. Learn how caregivers can help ensure medication is taken safely & correctly.

7 Simple Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's

HEALTH VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT:

You can do some easy things to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. See these tips from Medical Correspondent Dr. Manny Alvarez.

The Science of Alzheimer's

VIDEO CRASH COURSE:

In 7 minutes, learn the basic biology, chemistry and genetics behind Alzheimer's. See how it works & what happens in the brain.