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Monday, September 24

Feelings Fight Alzheimer's

LIVE HEALTHIER: Anxious or easy-going? Jealous or happy? The American Academy of Neurology tracked the moods of 800 women for 38 years. See the links they found between Alzheimer's and long-term behavior.

Harvard's Dr. Tanzi on Preventing Alzheimer's

HEALTH VIDEO:

Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., the head of the Alzheimer's Genome Project, says there are some things you can do to help reduce Alzheimer's risk and protect your brain. He spoke with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook.

Sunday, September 23

Antipsychotics Drop 20% If Focus is on What Dementia Residents CAN Do

DRUGS: 100 care facilities saw a significant drop in antipsychotics for dementia when staff were trained to focus on "treating the residents as human beings with needs, not as patients with problems." Find out more about this study, the largest of its kind, ever.

Saffron Improves Alzheimer's

A Saffron Flower
DIET VIDEO:

Can saffron really improve Alzheimer's? See the results of a full-blown double-blind randomized trial where saffron was added to a dementia diet.

Saffron Chicken

Saffron Chicken
RECIPE:

In a double-blind study, saffron spice beat out placebo in the treating symptoms of Alzheimer's. Try this healthy saffron chicken dish.

Lessons from a Dementia-Friendly Town

VIDEO:

CNA Insider headed to picturesque Arnsberg, where townsfolk are finding ways to make living with dementia as normal as possible.

Daffodils for Alzheimer's

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

See why Kevin's farm is now producing enough galanthamine from daffodils to help 9,000 Alzheimer's patients.

Warning Signs of Alzheimer's with Examples

VIDEO:

Want to easily tell the difference between normal-aging versus Alzheimer's-signals? Use these 3 clear examples for each of the well-known "10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's".

Friday, September 21

Where've You Been?

A TRUE ALZHEIMER'S STORY - #1 MUSIC VIDEO:

When Kathy Mattea first sang, "Where've You Been", she wondered to herself, "Do people want to hear this on the way to work?" To her surprise, radio stations could not play it often enough, as the song struck a deep chord in millions of people. It became the world's 1st song about dementia to top pop-music charts. It won Song of the Year at the Grammys, CMAs and ACMs.

Watch the Music Video and
read the lyrics & the story behind the words.

Thursday, September 20

Xadago for Parkinson's Hits USA Market

MEDICATION: Xadago tablets for Parkinson's are FDA and EU Approved. Xadago is a new Parkinson's disease drug that helps at those times of the day when a patient’s regular medications are not working well. Learn more.

Wednesday, September 19

Sound-Stimulation for Dementia

VIDEO:

A stimulating therapy could be music to ears with Alzheimer's. In dementia, sound-stimulation at 40 hertz appears to increase cognition, clarity and alertness. See more.

Tuesday, September 18

No Matter What I Do, It's Not Right

TEEPA CARE VIDEO:

Frustrated? When your loved one is impossible to deal with, it's not you - it's the dementia. Watch this 4-minute video to understand what's going on. Let Teepa Snow sharpen your caregiving skills.