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Wednesday, August 16

Chocolate and the Fight Against Vascular Dementia

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

Take cocoa's flavanol phytonutrients, leave out the sugar and fat, and you get a health food that improves arterial function. That's a great way to fight strokes and atherosclerosis, common triggers of vascular dementia. See NutritionFacts.org analyze the latest research.

Tuesday, August 15

Alzheimer's Versus Dementia

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VIDEO:

Hear a clear explanation of the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia. Watch this video from Emory University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to see why these are very different terms.

Horticulture Therapy

VIDEO:

New memories through gardening is what therapeutic horticulture is all about. In doing it, seniors with Alzheimer's grow new plants and better thinking. It overcomes short-term memory loss by bringing back good feelings and lost moments from the past. See how it helps overcome dementia's limitations through purposeful, creative work.

Monday, August 14

Alzheimer's: What Not to Say

FAMILY, FRIENDS, CAREGIVERS -- TIPS VIDEO:

The title says it all. Whether caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's or just visiting, be wise & avoid these phrases.

Glen Campbell: An Alzheimer's Awareness Legacy

VIDEO:

CBS News reflects on last week's passing of superstar Glen Campbell and his dramatic years in raising Alzheimer's awareness with his Goodbye Tour. See how Glen Campbell made a huge difference in far more ways than the thousands of songs he sang.

Sunday, August 13

85 with Dementia? Good Chance It's HS-AGING and Not Alzheimer's

Elderly lady
3 important dementia studies focus on HS-AGING. It's a type of dementia almost as common as Alzheimer's in the 85+ group. Yet few people have heard of it. Why? What makes it different?

Lewy Who?

EXCELLENT LEWY BODY MINI-GUIDE
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Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex, challenging and surprisingly common type of dementia. It is often misdiagnosed as its "cousin," Alzheimer's disease. And that could lead to devastating results. Learn why. Find out the key differences.

Lewy Body Rollercoaster

Attention, alertness and cognition have dramatic fluctuations in Lewy Body dementia. Caregivers call these ups and downs "The Roller-Coaster of LBD." Learn more about it and where to get essential support.

Teepa Explores Lewy Body Dementia

A doctor looking at a slide with Lewy Bodies.
VIDEO & ARTICLE:

Dementia is easily misdiagnosed. For example, doctors often mistake Lewy Body dementia for Alzheimer's. It is essential to diagnose Lewy Body dementia correctly, as it requires different medications and unique caregiving techniques. Join Teepa Snow and other experts as they explore this common type of dementia.

Monday, August 7

11 Tips on Personality & Behavior Changes in Alzheimer's

Senior with caregiver In dementia, the brain loses a number of abilities. This can change a person's personality and behavior. Use this tip sheet's suggestions to better understand them.

Sunday, August 6

Vascular Dementia Caused by Plaque on Arteries

Blood flow in arterySPECIAL ANIMATION + TRANSCRIPT:

Vascular dementia can be triggered by plaque build-up in brain arteries. This is called atherosclerosis, nicknamed "hardening of the arteries". See how atherosclerosis develops in this fascinating Mayo Clinic animation.

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